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Joy During the Darkness

God created all of us, and our job is to share His gospel with others. This doesn’t mean we’re supposed to browbeat unbelievers or malign their name. Our world is currupt enough without turning our faith into a tool of corruption. When we do that, when we use Jesus as a way to bully others, we aren’t doing His works, we’re doing Satan’s.

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Father’s Day and Healing

Three days ago we scattered my father’s ashes in the Puget Sound. A place he’d always loved. The week leading up to the memorial was rough and emotions ran high with everyone. I wanted nothing more than to forget about the whole thing and keep my father’s ashes on my shelf, because as soon as they were removed from their place of honor, lonliness enveloped me. He’d been there since February, a constant companion in my home. It was time to let him go, but I wasn’t sure I was ready.

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What I Remember: Tea with My Father [A Happy Memory]

Memories on My Father’s Birthday   Today is my father’s birthday. He’s no longer here to celebrate it, but each year on this day, I still say a prayer and send him a wish. It’s quiet, and it’s ours. My whole adult life, my father was my closest friend. Even when I made mistakes, I…

A Year of Walking in Faith

When I chose FAITH, I didn’t know how it would affect my life. I just knew that after prayerful consideration I felt led to choose it. Through those five little letters I grew and changed just as the seasons around me did. I learned more about myself, about God, and about the wonderful strength having a little bit of FAITH can bring.

When Your World Crumbles

What do you do when your world crumbles and turns to dust? When everything you’ve ever known, or thought you knew is destroyed by actions out of your control? Recently, this happened to my little family. In a big, big way. Our lives were turned upside down by the selfish and unconscionable actions of another…