Her Story: A Thread Of Grace

Have you ever tried to sew fabric to elastic? If the circumference of the elastic is smaller than the circumference of the material, you need to sew a “gathering stitch” on the fabric. It’s a loose stitch. It’s not fancy, but without it, you could never pull the fabric together.

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Her Story: Giving God the Broken Pieces

Sometimes the journey we walk to answered prayer is much longer and harder than seems possible. Sometimes the journey includes consequences of our past choices and healing and growth need to come before our prayers are answered. But God is with us every step. I have not always been the

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Her Story: Known

Growing up, I spent a great deal of time with my grandparents. Being lucky enough to have both sets of them living at the beach led to summers that, I can see now, were very spoiled. I was equally close to both sets. Though I didn’t have much of a

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Her Story: Choosing Joy

(Cue Prince of Bel-Air Music) . . . In little Washington born and raised, in the churchyard is where I spent most of my days, singing and eating like a good Baptist should, doing missions whenever I could. Ok . . . wait. I’m not sure I can do this.

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Her Story: The Freedom of True Friendship

Senior year of high school I walked around the corner to see my very best friend surrounded by a bunch of laughing girls. At lunch, they’d been talking about a party one of the girls was having—a party to which everyone except me was invited. Hurt and angry, I wrote

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Her Story: I Believe! Why am I Still so Afraid?

Almost two years have passed since a judge signed the papers . . . and every promise was broken. Nearly 20 years of marriage, just over. And now, I’m divorced. Just saying that still makes me want to weep. There have been few things in my life as unwanted as

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Her Story: Moving Forward When God Says No

Over a decade ago, I believed I was being led to prepare for a very specific job. I had received the required certifications, logged hundreds of hours in training, and waited for just the right opportunity. Along the way, I developed a focused plan of action to ensure I was

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Her Story: Flexibility is Next to Godliness

I stopped the vacuum in the middle of the living room, shut it off and said, out loud, “Okay, Lord, I think You’ve made me a speaker.” I waited for a moment. Silence. I turned the vacuum back on and continued my chore. I didn’t hear an audible voice, but

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Her Story: From Doer to Dweller

I felt for many years that productivity = achievement. Likes Friends Comments Platforms The number of groups I was leading or attending Performance Activities The list goes on and on   Busy isn’t always best. The Holy Spirit has been tapping on my heart to shift my steps from striving

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What is sisterhood? It’s not a club or sorority, but a special kind of soul connection—I can call you sister because you call Him Father.

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