Posts Posts by: "Courtney"

The Long, Winding Wait

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Decision made, she steps with a newfound eagerness to the line.  She notices the long line, winding back and forth many times over and the sign that declares, “3 hours wait from this point.”  But she’s sure that can’t be right.  “The time will fly by,” she thinks. Children hang on the poles…(Read More)

How can we make a difference in the face of evil?  How can we pray?  How can we partner with God to rescue the lost?   The children of South Asia are among the most vulnerable in the world. The United Nations estimates that 1 million Asian children are traded every single day. In India…(Read More)

Time to Make a Choice

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Her hands push against the bar, feeling it give way, counting her arrival.  Her gaze shifts upward and the options blur together in a haze of rushed movement, beckoning her to hop on and, at the same time, warning her to keep a distance.  She’d been so excited to arrive, to pull in the…(Read More)

Engulfed By Shame

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Saachi slowly poured the kerosene over her body. The matchbox was sitting just inches away. The horror of what she was about to do didn’t deter her; she deserved this. Soaked through, she reached for the matches. The time had come to say goodbye. The Picture-Perfect Family Just a few years before, Saachi…(Read More)

I Just Want You

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I want to learn how to be a better wife, so my husband will know how much I love him. I want to raise my kids with love and tenderness and discipline so that they will always know I’m a safe place. I want to keep my house (relatively) clean so I can have…(Read More)

“Enough”

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There is a cup called “Enough” And I pour myself all in… All my abilities and dreams All that I am and all that I have But it’s sorely short of filling this cup It’s just. not. enough.   Until He pours His plenty into my not enough And suddenly my sorely lacking…(Read More)

Happy, Sweet New Year

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This is a revised re-post celebrating and diving into the beautiful symbolism of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Since Jesus was a Jew, I find it adds to the depth of my understanding of who God is when our family celebrates the Jewish Feasts as believers in Christ.  It’s not something we…(Read More)

Revealing the Cover!

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I am utterly amazed and humbled to see this book, which started as a whisper, come to life! God tenderly spoke to me the heart message for Refining Identity 9 years ago…and it has taken form in a way that reaches beyond the shadows of my computer files. I wanted to share the final…(Read More)

Surrender All To Me

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Today’s post is by Summer Hoover, a guest contributor and dear friend, full of wisdom.  This particular poem has touched me deeply and challenged me to closely examine what I may be holding onto that needs to be released to God.  I know it will bless you today!     After a lifetime of living…(Read More)

As a mom, I tend to say “no” a lot.  It has many forms: “maybe in a little bit”…”not right now”…”let me finish this first”…”just a minute” (then an hour passes)…”Mommy’s busy right now”…and so on. And, yes, there are perfectly appropriate times for “no”: “no, don’t touch…(Read More)

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