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Humility for a Heart Enslaved by Pride

Humility for a Heart Enslaved by Pride

I hid in my room, swiveling in my cushy orange rocker. Lord, is this pride I’m battling? Do I really need to apologize or was my firmness called for? Am I being selfish or do I have good reason to draw lines? I remembered a question from some sermon from my youth. “Do you know what the middle letter is in the word pride? I. Pride is when I am at the center.” A good point. Obviously, one that had…

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Balm for a Wounded Heart

Balm for a Wounded Heart

He hadn’t been home for several months. I had carefully planned my menu, overspent my grocery budget, and spent hours preparing his favorite meal. I made sure his room was clean and comfy for his stay. I wanted him to feel accepted, loved, and a little pampered. You see he had moved out under less than pleasant circumstances. In other words, we told him he had to move. This was his first time back home and I wanted to be…

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This Week’s Refill

This Week’s Refill

Sometimes when you sip a cup of warmth, the contents can turn a bit tepid. So how about a top-off of this week’s cups? It’s Thursday, the day I re-serve the warmth shared throughout the previous six days of the Write 31 Days challenge. That way if you missed anything, or simply want a refill, the offerings are here for your enjoyment. Friday, Oct 7, offered that only when we look to God’s promises can we illumine our disillusioned hearts….

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An Invitation for a Heart Isolated

An Invitation for a Heart Isolated

Ah, Sundays! They were the best day of the week … and the worst day of the week. They got me outside the homeschooling walls I’d been secluded in all week. They allowed me to sit in a room full of adults while my kids were (supposedly) safely ensconced with friends in another room. They allowed me to close my eyes and lift my hands as hope songs soothed my aching heart. I’d cling to adult conversations as long as…

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