Category: peace

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Tuesday 18th April 2017

Storms raging around you? How Jesus meets you, right where you are.

peace, storms, presence of God

We had no way of knowing that the storms were coming. It was the ‘80s, and there was no such thing as “weather-radar apps” or iPhones. My oldest sister and I were in a remote area of Canada, on a fishing trip with Dad. When we set out on the water that morning, the skies […]

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Thursday 14th April 2016

words of hope for anyone struggling with anxiety

cast anxiety on God

Public speaking is often listed as people’s number one fear, even ahead of dying. As Jerry Seinfeld famously said, that means that at a funeral, most people would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy. I can’t begin to tell you how true that has been for me in the past two ...

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Tuesday 12th April 2016

when all you need is one prayer away — #TellHisStory

when all you need is one prayer away -- #TellHisStory

My alarm didn’t go off this morning, so even before the day began, I was already running behind schedule. In an effort to start my day out right, I tried to hold tight to my “quiet time.” It was the opposite of quiet. It consisted of me attempting to read a few verses while slapping deli […]

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Wednesday 16th March 2016

words of hope for this volatile time we’re in

words of hope for this volatile time we're in

It’s messy out there, isn’t it? People are arguing. Politicians are lobbing insults. Fights are breaking out. It’s not pretty, friends. In times like these, I am reminded of what Fred Rogers’ mama used to tell him when the news made him scared or sad. “Look for the ...

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Wednesday 17th December 2014

#TellHisStory: Buttons

Christmas ornament

I’m sitting in the soft glow of my Christmas tree. The lights look like creamy buttons scattered on canvas. Outside, the sun has dipped below the horizon, leaving a slash of orange where Earth meets sky. I sit with pen in hand, writing a longhand list of graces. My pen makes a catalog of ...

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Friday 4th March 2011

Passing the Peace

Passing the Peace

The words are in the red letters: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” And sometimes, He gives me His red-letter peace through a red-letter sister. *** We were sitting at the long church tables, with the silverware and children clattering and chattering around us. ...

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Wednesday 9th June 2010

The Most Astonishing Words a Wife Could Hear

The Most Astonishing Words a Wife Could Hear

In the quiet of a snowy night wrapped in winter white, he opened the back door and stamped his feet on the rug. He dropped his duffle bag on the tile of the laundry room where we wash away the dirt and grime of our lives. He called me from the kitchen, for he wanted […]

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Friday 5th March 2010

Passing the Peace

Passing the Peace

The words are in the red letters: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” And sometimes, He gives me His red-letter peace through a red-letter sister. *** We were sitting at the long church tables, with the silverware and children clattering and chattering around us. ...

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Monday 26th October 2009

Bringing Jesus to B****Fest

Bringing Jesus to B****Fest

Note to readers: This post contains references to an offensive word.I have struggled with whether to write this post, but at the top of my blog, my tagline reads that at Getting Down With Jesus, I pledge to be: Heartfelt and Candid, though a bit Off the Wall at times. Today — perhaps more ...

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