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ironing, holy work, ordinary faithfulness, C.SLewis

WHEN IRONING IS HOLY WORK

She lifts the ironing board from the hooks on the back of the laundry room door. There’s just enough floor space between the laundry baskets and the litter box to set up her work station. The ironing board could use some WD-40 but the finger-nails-on-a-chalkboard-screeching-sound it makes as she opens it, is a welcome prelude…

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jon & molly wedding

YOUR WILLINGNESS TO WAIT

Suppose a man made me a hundred promises. And he had ten years to fulfill them. In the next month the ten years would expire. He has fulfilled 99 of the promises and he is able to fulfill the other. Would not I have good reason to trust him that he would fulfill it? The…

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FOR WHEN YOU’RE TIRED OF BEING STRONG

Do not pray for an easier life, pray to be a stronger person. A poster with that quote hung in my kitchen 20 years ago. I was a young wife and mother of 3, working full-time, trying to be a strong person but secretly wishing for an easier life. Tired of Being Strong Fast forward…

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eric at cheaha

YOUR PERSONAL INVITATION

Come into my presence, says God. Talk to me. Share all your concerns. I’m keenly interested in you, because I’m your Father. I’m able to help, because all power in heaven and on earth is mine. And I’m listening very closely, hoping I will hear your voice. Did you get that? God is listening very…

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mandy and cohen

YOUR EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE OF GOD

You must arrange your days so that you are experiencing deep contentment, joy, and confidence in your everyday life with God. But how can I have total contentment, joy, and confidence? My work isn’t going nearly well enough. Lots of people are not happy with me. I feel I am inadequate in all I do….

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SUGAR FAST: DAY 3

The only thing worse than starting a sugar fast on a Monday is to be on Day 3 of a sugar fast on a Monday and be on week 7 of home repairs following a flood. (the result of a broken supply line. We were at home, thankfully. But a little water can do A…

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how we sabbath, sunday drive, old house

HOW WE SABBATH

Recently, I asked a group of ladies if they have a day of rest each week. Not one raised her hand. Most admitted to being tired, feeling overwhelmed, and needing more rest. We discussed the different ways they try and find moments of rest throughout the week such as naps, reading, or soaking in the…

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fight back with joy; overthinking

THE TROUBLE WITH OVERTHINKING AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

The human spirit is so weak that when it would look too curiously into the causes and reasons of God’s will it embarrasses and entangles itself in the meshes of a thousand difficulties, out of which it has much to do to deliver itself; it resembles smoke, for as smoke ascends it gets more subtle,…

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HAVE YOU HEARD?

Have you heard about Jesus? He’s everything, you know? The Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, and Friend. He’s the Healer, the Great Physician, and the Lover of your soul. He’s God’s Son. His favorite child. His only begotten one. He’s the Savior! Have you heard about Jesus? No, really? Have you heard?…

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