Lord, Send What It Needs!

I’m using Streams in the Desert as my daily devotional these days. Yesterday morning, this little story was part of the devo: “I need oil,” said an ancient monk; so he planted an olive sapling. “Lord,” he prayed, “it needs rain that its tender roots may drink and swell. Send gentle showers.” And the Lord sent…

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Pour out your Heart

Did you realize that “pour out your heart” is commanded in the Bible? “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8 I forget this sometimes. And I fail to do it. Do you? “Pour out your heart” makes me think of complete…

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Facing February

My husband and I just returned home from 6 weeks of traveling all over the U.S. It was fun, exhausting, and wonderful – we got to see many people we love – and now it’s really good to be home. Home to our own bed, all the familiar things, and the ability to cook whatever…

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What I Learned in 2015

You might have read some of my “What I Learned” posts here recently. I enjoy linking up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky, reflecting back on what big and small things I’ve learned each month, and reading what others are learning in their lives, as well. This month, Emily is encouraging us to look…

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A Waiting Heart at Christmas

Dear waiting heart, It’s hard to be in a waiting season during Christmas, isn’t it? I know. You enjoy the festivities of the season and the beauty of the day, but there’s a shadow, hovering over your heart. There’s a hole, like something is missing. While you rejoice in the wonder of Christmas, at the…

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When Church Hurts Because I Don’t Have Babies

[image source] You – mama with a baby in your heart, but not in your arms – I’m guessing you know what it’s like. You want to be part of a church. You love the corporate worship; you long for sweet fellowship with other believers. You know it’s important to be a participant in the Body…

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The Poetry of God

Sometimes God is so poetic in the way He works. I love this about Him. We see the turns of events, the reversals of destiny, and the seeming dance of details that He lines up so artistically, and realize there is a sense of order in our messy lives. There are fleeting moments when we think, this…

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To Wait, Not Worry

“If I’m not seeing action on His [God’s] part, it’s very likely my flesh will start striving and my spirit will become exhausted from the toiling.”  – She Reads Truth devotion ‘Sparrows and Kings‘   And this is why Scripture tells me to “Cease striving and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) and to “Rest in the Lord…

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day

Today, October 15th, is Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. It’s a day to remember and to honor our little ones – our babies we got to hold for only a very short time, and then had to release to heaven. It’s a day to acknowledge that the loss is real. It’s a day to…

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twelve weeks.

image source This week, I should have been 12 weeks pregnant. This week, I should be calling friends and family members who didn’t know yet, posting cute photos on Facebook of my husband and me holding adorable ultrasound photos, and telling the world about our baby. Instead, I’m curled up on my couch thinking about…

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