Downton Abbey? A post about Downton Abbey? Oh yes, I’m guilty as charged. For I, like the rest of the world, have fallen in love with this British display of pure delight.
There is just something about this wildly popular TV show that strikes a chord with me. Simply put, when I watch Downton, I’m not just drawn into the story line, the characters, and the drama. No, something more happens. Each and every time, my heart is stirred and a longing for tranquility, beauty and romance
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It’s noon on a Tuesday.
My three-year-old, Aletheia is having one of those days, the kind in which she is dead set on getting into EVERYTHING. A string of messes trails in her wake.
And my 16 month old, Tenley, is in the mood to cry her special brand of siren tears. The kind that would make any alarm system in the neighborhood stop and take notice.
So what do I do? I text my sister: Can you please tell me the name of that album
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Today I felt lonely.
I was longing for something to fill a void, to calm my nerves. My first thought was to call a friend and cry. Don’t get me wrong, God has placed wonderful friends in my life who would be there for me in a heartbeat. But what if my first instinct was to call on God for comfort? It can be as simple as praying this scripture:
“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely
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In the 22nd chapter of Genesis, Abraham proclaims the faithfulness of God to provide by calling Him; Jehovah-Jireh (Gen. 22:14): a Hebrew name that literally means; The Lord will see to it. We would say The One Who provides.
In the past couple of years, this truth has taken on new significance for me and my family. Since our call to full time Missions work; my family has been asked of God over and over again to take brave and bold steps of faith. And each time I feel the need to
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