Tag Archives: surrender

Buying $3 Worth of God

I was hopscotching through some of my early posts the other day when I found this quote: “I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough … Continue reading

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A Lesson from a Hallmark Movie

This blog hosts more than 800 posts, so occasionally I plan a “re-run.” This post was first published on Nov. 14, 2016.  I think that as another tumultuous year winds down, it is a blessing to watch a movie in … Continue reading

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Living the Serenity Prayer – Trust and Surrender

The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1934 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer. In 1941, the prayer was noticed … Continue reading

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We Surrender to Win – Guest Post

This is a guest post. The writer wishes to remain anonymous. I grew up in a family where it was considered important to always “be right;” we were often corrected for any mistakes in speech or behavior. This bred a strong … Continue reading

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Craving Control

This blog now contains over 580 posts. The post below first appeared on September 8 2014.  I am sharing it again because it gets at the crux of what it means to surrender to God, something that is crucial in … Continue reading

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Who Am I When My Body Fails Me – Dying Before You Die

Who am I When My Body Fails Me? is a question we all need to ask ourselves when injury or illness takes its toll on our lives. How are we different? How are we the same? How do we respond to … Continue reading

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Emptying Ourselves

Sometimes life is a boxing match. The jabs, the right hook, the sucker punch all take their toll, but then comes the unexpected knock-out punch. And we go down. Recently the punches have just kept on coming in my life and … Continue reading

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My Blueberry Muffin Ministry

1 egg 1/2 C milk 1/4 C vegetable oil . . . The recipe is ingrained in my brain. It is my mother’s recipe for blueberry muffins.  I make these muffins nearly every day. I get the bowls, spoons, measuring … Continue reading

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