Song For Natalie

My way forward is always about going deeper into God’s love for me. Deeper into God’s heart, deeper into union and communion with Him. I’m walking the road to claiming my identity as the Beloved of God. —Sharon Garlough Brown, Sensible Shoes “Wash me…” from the dust of dreams, Of sorrow’s song with iron bars…

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Revelation On Three Strands

The revelation of truth can only come through love. —Brian Simmons, I Hear His Whisper I really thought I had written my last post on this series. Then, suddenly, the Holy Spirit whispered something again, that He first whispered to me many years ago, “When you lose your love—you lose your way.” Just as suddenly,…

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Finish Line of Light and Mercy

So the wicked hate the Light and try to hide from it, for their lives are fully exposed in the Light. But those who love the truth will come out into the Light and welcome its exposure, for the Light will reveal that their fruitful works were produced by God.” John 3: 20-21 TPT When…

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Awkward Equals Brave and Beautiful

Awkward is the price of admission for authentic connection. It costs us; oh, how it does. It costs our pride and our desire to be seen as perfect and the comfort of our couches. I hope I’m always willing to pay it. The people who impress me most these days are not the ones on…

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A Closer Walk: The Idolatry of Approval

I never thought of family as an idol. I mean how could wanting your family’s love and approval be idolatry? For many years I longed to be loved and accepted by my family—but loved and accepted for myself. Unfortunately, it was that longing to be myself that created a great many of my family problems.…

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A Closer Walk: Victory Over Depression

I had been told for years that depression was simply part of my family’s DNA. I had accepted those statements as fact, without questioning, so the depression I was experiencing didn’t surprise me. Indeed, I had almost expected it. It was part of our family history, like some genetic trait that couldn’t be escaped; could…

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A Closer Walk: Looking For Pain’s Logic

I could see the logic. I mean, there are awful things going on in the world… and there are Christians who are suffering… dying… everywhere. Where had I gotten the idea that the Bible taught I would always be kept safe from trouble? When I started to search the scriptures again, it painted an honest…

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A Closer Walk: Good News Daughter

I am a daughter who loved her dad. But here’s the thing. My Father was not good at expressing his feelings or the things that really mattered to him, and that deeply affected our relationship, and how we related to one another. Unfortunately, for both of us, because my dad had a dysfunctional relationship with his parents, there wasn’t anything in…

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North Vietnam: Under The Cover of Light

Under The Cover of Light was a difficult book for me to read. I mean, Vietnam was my war. Guys from my graduating class of 1969 were signing-up for military service before they finished their senior year! And yes, I will never forget the funerals that took place in our little town.   Vietnam was…

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