Memories That Sting & A Father That Never Fails

My Father said to me on his deathbed what I had waited my entire 25-years of life at the time to hear - “ Bonnie you’re so beautiful. I’m proud of you & I love you.” I can ponder on that to this day at 48 years old & still weep as though it were …

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He’s Got Us 

Something that I have said quite often when encouraging someone going through a difficult time is "God has got you." I can say it with confidence because He has certainly always had me. Nothing or no one has been anywhere near as faithful. Trustworthy & patient. An ever present Help in times of trouble. The …

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Rest In Him

From Girlfriends In God: (Great encouragement for someone today...) The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”(Exodus 33:14) The gap between knowing I need God’s rest and responsively living it out can be huge. You too? Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, …

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He Sees You 

My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. Psalm 31:10 ~~~  I am certainly not trying to be Debbie-downer this morning. But this is the scripture I felt was whispered to my heart in the wee hours. Some of you feel …

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The Great Cure For Our Loneliness

Do any of you struggle with loneliness like me, especially this time of year? Anyone else avoid certain gatherings just so it's not smashed into your face even more? It can be really tough to navigate but trust me, with Jesus' sweet love & grace, it gets better as time ticks on. I stand up …

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Beautiful You

Beautiful. You. You, looking tiredly into the mirror, frowning at what you see. With your crinkly, twinkly eyes & laugh lines & frown burrows. Your worn & parched & crepey skin & stretch marks & pock-marks, all bearing proof of a life that's been lived. You can almost see your soul etched plainly there for …

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