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When your burden doesn’t look heavy (and how to help)

You need a friend to say, ‘the burden you’re carrying is heavy.’ You’re carrying too much, and that’s why it’s hard. Maybe you will hear that, and you will cry because in your soul you knew it was heavy, too heavy, but no one else had noticed.

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Telling the Old, Old Stories – in marriage and faith

This is what we do when we’re first in love – we gush about the stories of our love and make long lists of what we love about our beloved.

And when that love has gone on for many years – still, we tell the stories of our love.

We tell our love stories to remember our history, the path we forged alongside one another, the foundations and pillars that hold us together. 

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Never Enough

I lose my temper; I lose my way, I fail. I am never enough.

But God says, counterintuitively, we are already enough.

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House Renovation and Perfectionism

Everything is so expensive, and I want to make the right decision. THE right decision. Because obviously, when you’re choosing the tiles for the kitchen splash-back, there is a right way and a wrong way and I have to research the whole of Pinterest and crowdsource on Facebook to find out what those are.

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Kingdoms of Sand

As King Canute learned, you cannot withstand the power of the sea. Neither can you stop the will of God.

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The One Secret to Contentment with God #fiveminutefriday

You want to be the best Christian you can be – with the least effort and the most fun.

What does it take to achieve this longed-for wonderful Christian life? I have the secret, and I will share it here.

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Routine (Five Minute Friday)

When I stop to consider my spiritual routine, I remember its purpose. I care for my soul, as God cares for me.

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Tools and Treasures #fiveminutefriday

The origin of the word ‘provide’ gives us a different perspective on the word – before-seeing, or foresight. The God who provides is the God who sees ahead. We couldn’t anticipate our circumstances, nor what we would need. Alongside our scrabbling around to get the help we needed, we also found unexpected supplies to help us on the way. 

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