Tag Archives | encouragement

The Answer You’ve Been Waiting For Is…


 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) The picture above is of my beloved Great Pyrenees, Duke, and a litter of foster puppies who raided his personal food bowl one afternoon. Duke, […]

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My Thin Within Story


Two years ago, a company mailed me a copy of “HEALED: HEALTHY EATING AND ABUNDANT LIVING” by accident. This is a teen study based on the Thin Within program. I don’t have a teenaged daughter. And I had never heard of Thin Within. But I loved the book, and wanted to find out more about […]

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Embracing A New Identity

Gratitude Makes a Difference

I replaced the light bulbs in my bathroom this week. Two bulbs over my mirror had burned out long ago, and because of their height above the mirror, I postponed the replacement for months. And then my husband informed me that a repairman was coming to replace our water heater. He would need access to […]

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Hope in His Plan ~ Guest Post


[Editor’s Note: Rebecca is one of the participants in our 2014 Thin Within Workbook Bible Study. When she posted these thoughts on Day 1, I couldn’t resist asking her if I could share it with you all.  I hope you are encouraged as I am. Oh…and for the record, Rebecca’s precious hubby gave his consent […]

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Meet Jamie ~ Community Member Profile :-)

As you may have noticed, from time to time, we feature stories written by members of the blog community here. Some of these are testimonies of  transformation ignited and sustained by a faithful God. Sometimes, these are “lessons learned from the fox hole.” Still others might give you a personal glimpse into a member of […]

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This Changes Everything!

There are times when I feel such frustration with myself—the struggle that Paul shares in Romans 7 about the very thing he doesn’t want to do is that which he keeps on doing and the good that he wants to do he doesn’t. There are times when I am frustrated by others or my circumstances. […]

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The True Source of Healing

Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. – Jeremiah 17:14 In Mark chapter 5, Jesus is surrounded by a mob of people. In the midst of the crowd is a woman “who had been subject to bleeding for twelve […]

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HEAL Lesson 6 – 2013 Abundant Life!

“Abundant Life” – The phrase brings to mind many things for each of us. For some, it might mean material wealth. For others, being surrounded by friends and family. For still others, it means good health and the freedom to serve others without restraint. Certainly, for as many different people there are on the planet, […]

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HEAL Group Session 4 2013

You DO have “Body Beautiful!” I hope you are beginning to see that. You have arms to give hugs; a mouth to offer affirmation; a smile that warms a heart or gives courage to another; legs that have carried you throughout life, enabling you to experience adventure, to work, to play, to live! You have […]

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Set Free to be the Little Girl Again

Remember that God wants to tell you the truth about who you are. He wants to see the little girl in you come alive again, to be healed and made whole by his love and to rise up and fill the irreplaceable role on earth he has for you and only you. As you begin […]

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