Through the Valley

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     In a Christian’s spiritual walk, it is not unusual to go through a dark valley now and then. In fact, we need to as part of our growth. Whether this valley is grief, discouragement, illness, or some tragedy, … Continued

Utter What is Precious, Not What is Worthless

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 . . Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman,” (Jeremiah 15:19, NIV). . This scripture had … Continued

Be Emptied, then Filled

As New Year’s Day approached, I wondered if I should list goals, resolutions and hopes for the coming year. A new year always seems so full of possibilities, doesn’t it? Yet, I felt empty—devoid of dreams, of hopes, of ambition. … Continued

The Spokesman

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Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman,” (Jeremiah 15:19, NIV). This scripture had a great impact … Continued

Gray, Dreary Skies Can be Depressing

Sometimes when skies are gray for several days in a row, I feel a little depressed. I’m not sure if it’s a flashback to the years when circumstances were so depressing, or if it is a lack of sunshine causing … Continued

Little Splashes of Joy

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Little Splashes of Joy It is a somber day… Oh the sun is shining, sure enough. I know I should feel more cheerful since the temperature has risen from 20 degrees to 70 degrees in two days. The warmth is … Continued

Psalm 27 for Writers

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As it is with many writers, so also it is frustrating to me to keep receiving rejection letters for manuscripts I’ve submitted. I felt akin to Snoopy who sat on  his cartoon doghouse typing a letter back to an editor saying the  rejection letter didn’t meet his (Snoopy’s) … Continued

Inadequacy to Glory

. In my valley, vision is limited. High walls rise on either side. Mountains impassable, immovable, are barriers to vistas of inspiration for which I yearn. I long to ‘Write His Answers,’ but don’t even comprehend the questions. I cry … Continued