The Freedom of Grace

Living under the freedom of God’s grace includes having freedom from our food issues. He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love,…

The Gift of Myrrh

The Gift of Myrrh – body balm and medicine. Myrrh is the sap-like resin that comes from a thorny bush in the desert regions of Arabia, Ethiopia, and Somalia. After the gum resin is collected it is stored for about three months while it hardens into a fragrant beads. When crushed and mixed with oil…

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The Lesson I Learned in South America that I Never Want to Forget

I’ve been carrying a lesson around with me since returning from South America. It’s a lesson that I hope to use often to take captive my streaming thoughts of self-deprecation. Those thoughts that continuously tell me that I’m not pretty enough, thin enough, and I’m can no longer be considered “young.” The thoughts that end…

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A “Gram” Looks at Health Care for Women and Children in Bolivia

I am thankful to say that both boys are happy and very healthy today. In December, I was thrilled to be with my daughter in the delivery room when my grandson was born. Those memories initiated my thoughts about the experience of pregnancy and deliveries in the United States vs. neonatal care and birthing in…