ALLENA

When trials and tests come into my life I am always prepared to think and feel myself into inactivity.  The length and breadth of the situation, the varied possible outcomes, and the impact of each, play around in my head until I realize the day has passed.  Usually my thinking …

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Mom’s Day

“Honor your father and your mother”, which is the first commandment with promise; “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:23 As we celebrated Mother’s Day, the immediate image that came to my mind was that of my own mother. To …

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STEDFAST

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a stedfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Stedfast – fixed in direction; firm in purpose, resolution, faith; firmly established; unwavering. Having lost my husband four and a half years ago, I would say that grief over his passing held me …

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FATHER’S DAY

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 Fatherhood apparently begins the moment your child is born. However, I believe it happens when you are first entrusted to actually hold the child. I can’t imagine who has the …

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