Tag: compellingheart
Yes and Amen
On October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever felt like God whispered a promise into your heart? I keep thinking about teenage Mary and the dramatic promise Gabriel gave her, that she would conceive through the Holy Spirit and the child growing inside her would be called Son of God. Whether it is a very personal promise or a prophetic […]

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Six Steps to Still Your Inner Storm
On October 25, 2018 | 1 Comments

When I sat down this morning to work on my blog, my mind was a perfect storm of anxiety and anger.  Mental hurricanes can sneak up on me causing me to be high strung and live with an undercurrent of anger which comes dangerously close to the surface. I, for sure, could not think straight […]

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This Side of Heaven
On October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The choice to trust God from right in the middle of our grief, our doubts and our disappointments rises to heaven as a fragrant offering, a special occasion, because the moment is fleeting. We can only offer Him this weak, pain-filled and vulnerable gift when we are in the dark and the darkness will not last.

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Finding Jesus in the Old Testament – Part Two
On October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many followers of Jesus avoid the Old Testament as if they might catch one of the plagues Moses called down during the Exodus if they read it. Instead, they head for the easiest content by centering their study of Jesus almost entirely on what they can read about Him in the gospels. The gospels are a beautiful portrayal of Jesus when he walked the dusty roads of ancient Israel, but given that He existed since before time began (John 17:5) they leave us with a partial picture of His character.

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Trophy Wife
On September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

For a stay-at-home, “What do you do?” is always a difficult question to answer.  Keeping my expression confident and joyful, I’d say, “Oh, I’m home with the kids.” Which was nearly always followed by awkward silence.

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New Growth
On September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

I read the email a second time, just to make sure I understood. There it was, plain as day: We could not recover the files. My heart sank into my stomach. Last October I had about one third of my book completed and then my computer crashed. We replaced the faulty drive and tried to […]

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Hidden Heroes
On August 3, 2018 | 8 Comments

Several years ago my husband and I made a choice to open our homes and our hearts to a foster child. While our kids had a chance to share their opinions, they really didn’t have a choice. They never got the chance to say, “I could never do that!” They never even got nine months to get used to the idea of a baby. One afternoon in August our four boys got a baby sister, a sister who might stay for a few weeks or for a lifetime. At the time our boys, ages 13, 12, 10 and 8, were forced to decide what to do with their hearts.

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