Grateful for the Pain by Normandie Fischer

GRATEFUL FOR THE PAIN Normandie Fischer   Pain can shatter us, toss us off a cliff, and render us immobile. Or it can hone and refine us. I recently read the words of a man who discovered he had a horrible form of cancer. Although his disease was incurable and soon-to-be terminal, he rejoiced. He knew the end of the story. How did he get from the pain to the…

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The Hourly Taunts

Yesterday I shared over at Christians Read that years ago I struggled with what I knew was a call on my life. It’s not only come to pass, it’s more specific. I gave advice on how to avoid taking over and failing because we are not equipped. What I didn’t say is how hard I’m struggling. Early on I was so guilty of trying to save everyone. It never worked because…

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Surrender Story: It Isn’t About You, but Now It Is

This is one of those posts that isn’t fun to write because it takes me back to a time I didn’t love and of course, I don’t come out looking too great in it. But I know I’m supposed to share it, and I believe it will encourage someone out there. Our newlywed years weren’t normal or easy.  I had chronic pain because of a severe case of PCOS. There…

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Write for the Reader by BJ Bassett

Write for the Reader B J Bassett “You write for the reader,” Dr. Sherwood “Woody” Wirt, founding editor of Decision Magazine, said during our one on one meeting. When I left, my feet didn’t touch the path at the Mount Hermon Conference grounds. Instead, I floated to my room. Dr. Wirt’s words inspired me then and they still do today. His encouraging words were unlike any I’d heard before. Beginning…

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Crushed, Shattered, Growing

The year isn’t even half over and I’m ready for it to be done already. Nothing terrible is happening, yet, it’s draining all the same. I call it the crushing season, for me, a time I’ve discerned is God’s doing to grow me. Take me to the new place in Him. But it will crush and shatter me in the process. It feels like you’re in a vise and the…

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Saturday Confession: I’ve Ghosted Before

I try as a mom and mentor of sorts to stay on top of the latest terms, crazes and technology. Not to be the cool middle aged lady, but to know what’s out there trying to harm my kids and children I care about. I’d love to say I always know the latest, but often I’m still behind the times. Like when I heard the term “ghosted.” It was in…

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