Posts filed under: Slow Sanctification

Hope for Heartache

It is a glorious September evening as the sun sets in a cascade of color; orange and red blend their palate in great brush strokes on the horizon just above an ocean of rolling green prairie. I don’t know whether...
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Defined by What We Do?

This morning I sit and gaze out upon a brilliant sunrise and stare in wonder at the beauty of early spring. Irises and tulips are beginning to stretch towards the sun and tiny green buds have begun to clothe the...
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Silence

Silence…it can be deafening to the heart. I clicked out another text and sent it, but I didn’t expect a reply. My smart phone announced its delivery but it was never read. I hadn’t heard from my son, Jerrod, for...
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When the Rains Lull

Days have passed, weeks have passed, and now months have passed since I last penned a post. I’d like to say I’ve been on a book tour or on an extended vacation  or on a sabbatical or perhaps diligently working...
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Renewing Grace

I take another sip of coffee and try to focus on the highway stretched out in front of me as I battle the physical weariness that threatens to overwhelm me. It is Saturday morning and like many Saturday mornings I...
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Hope for a Happy Ending

Someone recently told me, “One of the things I loved the most about your book was stepping into your story and coming to the end with a feeling of peace and happiness despite the unhappy ending. It gave me encouragement...
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Snow Covered Conflicts

Yesterday we awoke to a cold, dark house while outside in the dim, grey light of pre-dawn we could see the shadowy shapes of snow drifts.  The electricity had gone off during the night and the ghostly white silhouettes of...
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{An Invitation} A November to Remember

My friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee, (I hope this sister in Christ and fellow grace chaser doesn’t mind if I call her friend even though we’ve really never met) has started a series titled, A November to Remember in which she...
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A Mama’s Heartache and Hope

I stared at the highway stretched out in front of me and began to relax as the city traffic thinned and travelers began to space themselves out on the open stretch of road. I snapped on the radio and held...
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Grace Lessons in Miserable Mistakes

After my oldest son, Justin, suffered severe brain damage, he had difficulty maintaining a normal sleep/wake cycle. One night he was particularly irritable. Even after rocking him for some time after everyone else had gone to bed, I still could...
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