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I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promised You a Pumpkin Garden

God didn’t promise that that your child’s self esteem would be high, or your interest rates low. He didn’t promise that your Mother-in-Law would be kind, that your neighbors would be friendly, or that you would conceive a child.

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affair recovery · marriage

He said, She said

He said he would be her friend. She said she had never had a friend like him. He said, “Let’s take a walk on the beach.” She said, “You can hold my hand.” He said, “I’ll write to you from England.” She said, “You can kiss me goodbye.” He said, “I want a Christmas wedding.”… Continue reading He said, She said

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The Attack of the Jumping Cholla

I sat on the edge of the dirt trail with my hands painfully bound in “cactus handcuffs” and a small tubular cactus embedded in my throbbing thigh. I waited for my hiking partner, my friend and house guest, to return with help. Tears ran down my cheeks, but I couldn’t bring my hand up to… Continue reading The Attack of the Jumping Cholla

affair recovery · spiritual growth

What I’ve Learned About Lying

I have come to realize that one of the worst things about lying to someone is what it tells them about trusting the Holy Spirit in their own life. Having heard the phrase “squelching the Spirit”, but never giving it too much thought, I didn’t realize that I might have the ability to squelch the… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Lying

affair recovery · marriage

The Lies We Believe

I am an obsessive researcher, but only compulsively.  Driven by this nature, God spoke to me in a most unlikely place. Through a Google search I wound up on an advertising website reading an article entitled, Changing Beliefs Vs. Changing Behaviors. The article stated that while it is easy for advertisers to change customers behaviors,… Continue reading The Lies We Believe

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Text Messaging and Blow Dryers…Instruments of the Lord.

“Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence.” -The Atlantic It was already decided. On Monday morning, between the hours of 10-11 AM, I would seek employment as a Food Server in the hip downtown area of a neighboring city. Working in that atmosphere would fit… Continue reading Text Messaging and Blow Dryers…Instruments of the Lord.