Step 13b – Own Up – Ask Forgiveness of Others

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in forgiveness, practical, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Six weeks and five days ago (but who is counting!?), my husband greeted me with a statement that rocked my world. As the smoke cleared, as my finger-pointing and accusations fell empty to the floor (no one willing to receive it), I sensed that God was challenging me, “You speak to women’s groups about handling difficult situations. You teach them to move from fear to faith, from victim to victor, from trial to triumph on the Path of...

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Techie Tuesday #05 – John Piper Solid Joys Devotional App

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in devotion, practical, quiet time, Scripture, technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the best deals out there for your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone is by the Desiring God folks. They have put together some of John Piper’s works into a free daily devotional. You can download it for free by clicking this link. Solid Joys provides a page of John Piper’s wisdom each day in devotional style form. If you prefer to read devotions at night, you can tap the upper left “moon” icon and get a night-time version...

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Quiet Time “Smorgasbord”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in devotion, gratitude, music, practical, Praise, quiet time, Scripture, transformation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

smor·gas·bord [smawr-guhs-bawrd, -bohrd or, often, shmawr-] noun 1. a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc. 2.an extensive array or variety: The company has a smorgasbord of employee benefits. Don’t you love a good smorgasbord? Buffets are always so much fun! Although we typically mean FOOD when we consider a buffet or smorgasbord, I want to offer you a Quiet...

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Saturday Song Special – Ginny Owens – If You Want Me To

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in music, trial, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today’s selection to add to your From Trial to Triumph play list is a wonderful “jazzish-bluezy” song sung by Ginny Owens. The words to this beautiful song are powerful: IF YOU WANT ME TO The pathway is broken And The signs are unclear And I don’t know the reason why You brought me here But just because You love me the way that You do I’m gonna walk through the valley If You want me to Cause I’m not who I...

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Step 13a – Forgive Yourself

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in forgiveness, practical, transformation, Uncategorized | 2 comments

If I could share only one piece of advice that will transform a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victor, inspire dancing where only mourning has been previously, it would be: “Be willing to forgive. Early. Often. Always.” There is no other single piece of wisdom that will be as transformative as we go through trials of life as… …forgiveness. I have found that forgiveness needs to happen in four different areas...

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