Wes & me…
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“All I know of tomorrow is that Providence will rise before the sun.”

Hindrances

Dear Sisters, A truth I’ve come to highly value in my life is this: Life’s Greatest Hindrances are its Greatest Teachers!

More and more I find that what I used to consider my greatest hindrances were, in fact, actually my greatest teachers. I used to believe that all my troubles were attributable to lack of finances and consequently, thought all of them could be solved by a surplus. I considered all the disadvantages and often almost totally overlooked the great trust and creativity I was developing

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He Is For You

He is for you… Signed, sealed, delivered: He’s Yours!

Dear Sisters ~

I am thinking of you today as I do most every day. I ask the LORD to bless and care for the needs of the sisters… the women who subscribe to these letters, visitors to our website, blog, etc. For I recognize more and more that each visit or each visitor is a story… a life with innumerable experiences, memories, needs and hopes. And so, it is with that in mind

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Valleys

Dearest Sisters—

I thought to encourage you this morning as the LORD has encouraged me. I’m attempting to carefully guard my thoughts as it seems these days are days of uncertainty and despair all around us. It’s as if the LORD is very quiet and a slow darkness is hovering over the land – well, that’s sort of how things look in the valley: a dim covering threatens to hide the light.

A valley can be a very encouraging place – it

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New Beginnings

Dearest Sisters –

It’s been quite some time since I sent you a letter and so I thought I’d write to you this morning to share a bit. I trust the LORD is guiding, blessing and providing for all that concerns you.

So, here’s what’s been on my heart. Life has many peaks and valleys – joys and sorrows, achievements and disappointments and some years seem to be more productive than others. You see, I say this bcz I know this to

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mama's journal @ the welcome home

Autumn Days

The lazy, hazy days of summer are giving way to the busy, hurry, scurry days of autumn as the new “school year” begins and demanding schedules and activities fill the calendar. You know the first thing that comes to mind as I consider these upcoming autumn days? Where’d summer go? It came and went so fast. Sort of like motherhood (but that’s another topic for another day).

Did you complete the plans and projects you had for summertime? Me neither. But there’s still time to get a few things done

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Regard Not Your Stuff

Regard Not Your Stuff

And so, I encourage you to rest in the Lord… fret not over what God’s doing in your life or where He’ll call you to go or what He’ll call you to do. Regard not your stuff. No matter how things seem to you to be today: God cares for you, the Holy Spirit is ever making intercession for you. The LORD Jesus has taken care of everything that concerns you. God says He will be found by you when you call upon His name.

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the suicide option

Through our lives we have experiences that are etched on our hearts and minds — experiences that shape our thinking, shape our reactions, shape our responses, shape our decisions — maybe even shape our initial theology or lack thereof. If these etchings were recorded on 3×5 cards, in time we’d have quite a card file full, wouldn’t we? Events and experiences, lessons and influences all recorded on cards make up our individual card catalogs. It’s interesting to me, every now and then, to come across a card I

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