Finding My Way Through New Beginnings 7: Family Illness

Finding My Way Through New Beginnings Day 7: Family Illness “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV) It’s easy to praise God and completely trust in Him when things are going well, isn’t it? Life is good, the kids are happy, everyone is healthy, and the praises…

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Finding My Way Through New Beginnings 6: Parenthood

Finding My Way Through New Beginnings Day 6: Parenthood “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, ESV)  My husband and I were married for five years before we had kids. We were young when we got married, and we both had things we wanted to do before we started a family. We also wanted to figure…

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Finding My Way Through New Beginnings 5: Moving Far From Home

Finding My Way Through New Beginnings Day 5: Moving Far From Home “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, ESV)  My husband and I have always said that we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that God brought us together. If it were up to us, this…

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Finding My Way Through New Beginnings 4: Marriage

Finding My Way Through New Beginnings Day 4: Marriage “He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.’”…

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Finding My Way Through New Beginnings 3: Dating

Finding My Way Through New Beginnings Day 3: Dating “And you shall love the Lord your God will all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30, ESV) I’m sure you’ve read/listened/watched many messages on dating and the helpful guidelines to follow during this time in your life. I was no different. I read the books; I attended the conferences; I…

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Finding My Way Through New Beginnings 2: College Years

Finding My Way Through New Beginnings Day 2: College Years “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8, ESV)  When you are a teenager, something you look forward to the most is having freedom. You get your license and can suddenly drive yourself places. You get…

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Finding My Way Through New Beginnings 1: New Life in Christ

Finding My Way Through New Beginnings Day 1: New Life in Christ “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV)  For most people, New Year’s Eve is an exciting holiday. A time to think about a brand-new year filled with possibilities. A time to make resolutions or goals of what you hope to accomplish in…

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Trusting God with a Sick Child 7: Accepting His Plan

Day 7 of A Mother’s Perspective— Trusting God with a Sick Child “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen…

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Trusting God with a Sick Child 6: Fears

Day 6 of A Mother’s Perspective—Trusting God with a Sick Child “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27, NKJV).” Jairus, the Jewish leader we read about in Mark chapter 5, was met with every parent’s greatest fear: his young daughter was dying. In that moment,…

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Trusting God with a Sick Child 5: His Faithfulness

Day 5 of A Mother’s Perspective—Trusting God with a Sick Child Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness (Lamentations 3: 22-23, NKJV).” There are few things in life that we can know for sure will happen. The sun coming up and going down is something we can expect every day. The ocean waves constantly washing up on…

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