Archive | Confidence in Christ

News Flash! The War is Over!

  I sat with my first cup of coffee on Saturday morning, reading the Living Section of the newspaper. Steve, a non-coffee-drinker, read the editorial page. He stopped to read an article out loud. It is a common practice between us. Even though we know the other will read it eventually, when something stirs us,… Read More

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The Good News about Trouble

  I so was moved by all your responses to my blog post, When You Have the “Why Bother” Blues. I hope you will go back and read through all the responses from women just like you. What you’ll find is that you are not alone! We all struggle. But here’s some good news. Jesus said,… Read More

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When You Mess Up…again

I messed up… again. I didn’t even want to get back up. I didn’t feel like I could. But then I remembered a poem I had tucked in a book almost thirty years ago. I pulled it out. Read it. And got back up…again. Today, I want to share that  poem with you — that… Read More

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Getting the Scoop

Grab a cup of coffee. Pull up a chair. And listen to my interview with Lisa Buffalo on Living Joyfully Free radio. Oh, and you might want to grab a few Kleenex.   Just click on the picture to listen. I’d love for you to come back and share your comments. Can you relate? Did… Read More

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When You Feel Like the Caboose

  “…when I am weak, then I am strong,” (2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV). My hands were clammy. Beads of sweat formed on my brow. A familiar knot in the pit of my stomach threatened to push me toward the restroom, and my dry tongue began cleave to the roof of my mouth. It was 10:25… Read More

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Equipped to Handle Life

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV). When I worked in a medical office several years ago, we had what we called tray setups. On the trays were all… Read More

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God Confidence

Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5NIV). Paul said that he “put no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3). In other words, he didn’t think that he was good enough because of any particular talent or ability that he had on his own. But his confidence came from his understanding of… Read More

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Dancing with Jesus

Today is the day! Join me tonight for the livestream webcast at 9EST. Just click on livestream.com/waterbrookmultnomah and you’ll be at there. Ask questions, win prizes, be inspired. I’ll see you there! Now for today’s blog post…   In him we live and move and have our being,” (Acts 17:28, NIV). Over the course of several years,… Read More

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Taking a Leap of Faith

“I can do everything through him (Jesus) who gives me strength,” (Philippians 4:13 NIV). Several years ago, on a trip to Kauai, my husband and our friends, Larry and Cynthia Price, decided to go on a zip line through the jungle. After being jostled and tossed like ragdolls in the back of a retired army… Read More

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