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Day 36 – Grace in a Verse

Verse of the Day Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. In the New Living Translation this verse gives unabashed hope to the [...]

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Day 35 of 40 Days of Grace – How to Find Grace for the Roads Less Traveled

Day 35 – You can imagine my disappointment when the store manager at Barnes and Noble told me that due to budget cuts they couldn’t hire me after all. After two interviews going well, I was [...]

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Day 34 of 40 Days of Grace – How I Learned to See Grace in a Flower

Day 34 – This morning I trudged downstairs to find a vase full of wilted tulips. Many of the petals drooped. Some had fallen off during the night. The vibrant salmon pink color had drained [...]

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Day 33 of 40 Days of Grace – How I Found the Good Side of Melancholy

Day 33 – Depression is a delicate subject for believers, but there are grieving hearts, naturally sad people, and a combination of both in every pew. We smile and pretend everything is all [...]

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Day 32 of 40 Days of Grace – Lessons From My Abba

Day 32 – When my youngest was probably five or six we were listening to a Christian radio station one morning as a man was singing about God’s righteousness and my son stopped eating his [...]

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Day 31 of 40 Days of Grace – Seeing Behind the Scenes

Day 31 – Today I had an unexpected blessing. Nearly a year ago I met a lady at the ophthalmologist’s office. I think we both were reading and began talking about the books in our hands. She told [...]

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Day 30 of 40 Days of Grace – What if the Sky Wasn’t Blue?

Day 30 – I am not afraid to share that I believe God’s word is true. It’s history—His story. Years ago I read an adaptation of the stories of Genesis, written by Ruth Beechick. It read much like [...]

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Day 29 of 40 Days of Grace – When Dreams Come True

Day 29 – Dear Readers, I’m afraid that 40 Days of Grace has gone off the track and I’m attempting to get the train back on. As I’ve been preparing for a book launch, making arrangements for a [...]

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Day 28 of 40 Days of Joy – When the Heart Hears

Day 28 – I’m on the way to an appointment with my husband. He was driving with his phone on his shoulder, listening to the Bible readings for the day from our church. Sometimes it’s nice to hear [...]

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Day 27 of 40 Days of Grace – When God Whispers His Love Through Others

Day 27 – In one of my earlier posts I mentioned that the way my husband ministers to me it’s like having Jesus with skin on. Individual people are His hands and feet as we touch [...]

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