How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

We Are Our Stories

  Once a month, I receive a small magazine called Guideposts. When reading through the editorial, one point in particular caught my attention; he said, “We are our stories.” That brings me to my devotion today: I would like to share a small portion of my own story. I grew...

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The Book of Hezekiah

Staff members take turns giving a devotion at our weekly meetings. You’re sort of in a position of being ‘on stage’ and exposed (pretty much a lesser version of writing the weekly blog: there’s no ability to fade into the woodwork). Recently, when being advised it would soon be his...

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Falling

Last week my Mother took a fall in their basement after missing the last step. I felt so bad for her and quite frankly, it scared me. Thankfully, she only broke a section of her left hand (she is right handed). She could have just as easily broken an arm,...

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Always There

I love story’s, I love victories, I love people working hard for their dreams. Recently with the Ironman that happened a few weeks ago, I was talking to a family member about how their son “Tim” did the Ironman years ago. Tim had never done the Ironman before but new...

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Overwhelmed

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I do. Sometimes I feel like I can go on and on like the Energizer Bunny and then all of a sudden I hit a wall. I call it my “Wall of Woe” when I feel utterly overwhelmed with all that is happening in my...

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Clarity

I was eight when I got my first pair of glasses. My third grade teacher sent home a note and suggested I get my eyes tested because I was having a hard time seeing the board. My parents took me to the optometrists and sure enough, I was myopic…or near...

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The Importance of Suffering

Suffering. What an ugly word. We’re trained by society and contemporary medicinal practices to abhor and avoid suffering if at all possible. Suffering or the feeling of physical and emotional pain is considered to be alien to our bodies. We treat it as an abnormal part of nature and of...

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Why Love Has Yet to Quench My Thirst

I wrote a blog post several months ago about whether loving others is worth it, even when your love isn’t reciprocated. Since then, I’ve had to re-read that post countless times, because even though I concluded at the time that unconditionally loving others is the worthiest pursuit in life, I have...

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