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Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

Should You Always Push Through Your Pain?

Slogans promise us great victory by ignoring pain. This can be true. Click on link to purchase this shirt on Amazon. Pain is a part of everyone’s life. The slogans inspire us to endure and embrace pain as part of the necessary process to make us stronger. Ten+ years of artificial thyroid hormone left my body weakened. A spring diagnosis of osteoporosis […]

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Let it Clothespin Snowman! @MindyJPeltier

LET IT Clothespin SNOWman!

Many people dream about having a White Christmas. Not me. I lived the majority of my life in the upper Midwest under three feet of White Christmas, experiencing stormed-in Christmases, we-have-no-power Christmases, and cut-more-firewood Christmases. Snow is pretty, but it has to be shoveled and scraped. I’m content enough to craft any  all snow we have around the […]

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How Should Christians Act When Faced with Evil?

In the Face of Evil

The very first murder was over the matter of faith versus religion. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden they tried to cover their nakedness with leaves.  It wasn’t acceptable. An animal Adam named and lived with in the garden died so the Lord could make clothing suitable to cover. This sacrifice pointed to the coming Messiah. The Lord instructed his beloved people, Adam […]

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#Fangirl Moments at ACFW Conference

#FanGirl Moments at ACFW

I admit it. I’m star struck. Wouldn’t you be if you met your heroes? Attending the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) writers conference was a game-changer for me. I met my author heroes and learned from them in workshops and conversations. My fictional friends have taught me how to live and die, parent, be a spouse, restore my faith, make and […]

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When the Straw Breaks the Camel’s Back

Have you ever triumphantly  rode the wave of a huge trial  then faceplanted over something small? Something that would not normally affect you? We’re  in good company. Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal, then trembled before Jezebel’s threat against his life.  He ran and hid.  And probably pouted.  And maybe thought, “Hey, Lord, didn’t I just slay 450 […]

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SO, Whatcha’ Gunna’ Put On Today?

A paradox in parenting is that the one who teaches eventually gets schooled. I spent years teaching my six kids to dress themselves. I rescued little heads stuck in armholes, re-adjusted two legs stuck mermaid style in one pant-leg, and released hair from buttons and zippers. I cheered as they mastered buttons, zippers, Velcro, and drawstrings.  I’ll never forget the relief […]

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