Tears

When words fail, tears flow. Tears have a language all their own, a tongue that needs no interpreter. In some mysterious way, our complex inner-communication system knows when to admit its verbal limitations . . . and the tears come.

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Trust God to Remember You

If you want to trust God to remember you, stop running and start waiting! “The LORD is good to those who wait for Him” (Lamentations 3:25a). Stop running! Wait patiently. Next, start seeking Him. “The LORD is good to those who seek Him” (v. 25b). So, instead of ignoring Him, return to His open arms and start seeking Him again.

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Start Seeking God

“Lord, I’m back and I diligently seek you.” How many times have we said this? This time stop talking and sit silently. Wait patiently, seek diligently, sit silently. That means you need to pour out your heart and then deliberately be quiet. Spend a full day in quietness.

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Pondering

One part of the Christmas story has recently come to speak to me – and it’s not even central to the story! It could almost be considered as an aside comment from Luke. You will find it in Luke 2:19, where he writes, “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her […]

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Promises, Promises

I promise! Dangerous words, let me tell you. I am of the impression that no two words can reveal our character with more precision. No two words can so easily attract the interest of those who want to catch us out, trip us up, put us down. We see it played out in politics every […]

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You Are Not Alone

Today I woke up and wanted to tell you that you’re not alone on the journey of life. So many times I have felt alone. Even after years of timely reminders, I often still wonder if there is anyone out there who understands the challenges of raising a child with special needs. I know I’m […]

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Surviving “Survival Mode”

The book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst is a humorous children’s story about a boy named Alexander who has “one of those days.” Nothing, I mean nothing, goes right for him. From the time he pops out of bed in the morning until he crawls back into […]

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Dependence

For most of us, asking for help is difficult. I really don’t prefer it; some of you may not as well. Yet, God lets us know time and time again that we need help. After all, He refers to us most often as sheep—the most difficult and demanding of any livestock on earth. Admitting need […]

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