Tag Archives: God’s comfort

Casting My Cares on Jesus? Why Worry Still Overtakes Me

My psychology teacher at community college said that dreams are the mind’s way of dealing with things you didn’t finish thinking about when you were awake. I thought of his teaching on dreams when I read this: A dream comes … Continue reading

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Singing the Blues for Lent

[Updated from the archives for today, the first day of Lent 2017.] In the Lenten season of 2013 Keri Wyatt Kent blogged through her book Deeply Loved – 40 ways in 40 days to experience the heart of Jesus. I … Continue reading

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How To Comfort Those Who Are Hurting

What doesn’t kill a person might make them stronger, but sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it just hurts, discourages, weighs them down. God wants you to do something about it. He wants you to do for hurting people the same as he’s done … Continue reading

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Fourth of July – the cost of liberty

Executive Mansion, Washington November 21, 1864 Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on … Continue reading

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Quitting Twitter – a Lesson from the Diner

Quitting Twitter On the drive home I convinced myself it was time to close my Twitter account. Then Tom’s Diner came on the radio. I am waiting At the counter For the man To pour the coffee And he fills it Only … Continue reading

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A Second Round of Widowhood

[Carol Noren Johnson writes of an experience few of us have known, or are likely to know: widowed not once but twice, she brings us a story of God’s faithfulness and the blessings of the community of his people.] *** June 23, 2014, … Continue reading

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The One Secret Every Dad Needs To Know About Doing Their Kids’ Hair

Doyin Richards was on paternity leave when his wife was rushing off to work and fretted about not having time to do their daughter’s hair. He told her to leave it to him, and decided her skepticism required some photographic … Continue reading

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When God Gets Ahold of Your Noggin

[This article first appeared last summer at Aimee Byrd’s Housewife Theologian.] *** Jesus says that apart from him we can do nothing. That’s not news to me; there’s lots of stuff I fail at, even simple things. Jesus also tells … Continue reading

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