Tag Archives: Trusting God

Pure Joy by Bridget A. Thomas

I was recently reading some familiar verses found in James 1:2-4 where the Bible tells us to “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your … Continue reading

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Lazarus and the Tooth by Julie Arduini

Our daughter has had the same set of braces for four years and counting. The orthodontist has tried to make light of our long term relationship by joking he will most likely be in Hannah’s future wedding because they have … Continue reading

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Not a Superhero by Bridget A. Thomas

Stress! We all have stress from time to time, due to external circumstances. And sometimes we have stress from our own doing. If you are like me, maybe you put too much pressure on yourself. Maybe you try to juggle … Continue reading

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New Address, New Wineskin by Julie Arduini

I was recently struck by something my son shared as he is in a new season. In less than a year after college graduation he started teaching, moved out, and married. Even as he returned to teach, he learned what … Continue reading

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Remind Yourself of Truth by Bridget A. Thomas

These past couple of years our world has given us a lot to fret about. Just turn on the news for five minutes and discouragement will come knocking. It can be so difficult to put one foot in front of … Continue reading

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Listening to the Lord by Bridget A. Thomas

Years ago when I was driving home from work, I was on the interstate (highway, expressway, freeway, or whatever you call it in your neck of the woods!). There was a box truck near me that I had a bad … Continue reading

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Why I’m Smiling by Julie Arduini

It’s our busy season with the book release and graduation down, but a wedding to go. At the grad party friends asked us how we felt about our son moving out and starting a life of his own. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers by Bridget A. Thomas

Many years ago, my husband and I attended a high school baseball game, in which our friend’s son was one of the athletes. I don’t remember a whole lot about this particular game and I can’t tell you who won. … Continue reading

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A Hodge-Podge of His Goodness by Julie Arduini

We’re entering our super busy season with a graduation and wedding in the works, so I thought I’d share a snippet of what’s going on with our family. My hope is that as you read this update, you see God’s … Continue reading

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Why Am I Struggling So Much? by Bridget A. Thomas

What is wrong with me? I asked myself this question recently. I was feeling irritated, frustrated, depressed, and angry. On the surface, there seemed to be no good reason for the turmoil of emotions. It went on for days and I … Continue reading

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Reclaiming My Other Shoe by Julie Arduini

I’ve written before that my theme for this year is reclaim. There is so much the true defeated one has stolen from us, and I feel the season is now to go into his camp and take it back. The … Continue reading

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Confidence in God by Bridget A. Thomas

My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart! – Psalm 108:1 Do you have confidence in God? You might ask, “What does it mean to have confidence in God?” … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here by Julie Arduini

I remember my first conversation with my mother after dad died. She had been taking care of people since she was a teen. Now her home was empty and “for the first morning in fifty years, I have no one … Continue reading

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Praising God When You’re Worried by Bridget A. Thomas

Do you make praising God a priority in your life? I confess I didn’t know the importance of praising God until 2020. When we went through the pandemic, and the world seemed to fall apart, there were two things that … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong by Bridget A. Thomas

Have you ever felt as though God has abandoned you? In Psalm 88:14, the psalmist asks, “Why, Lord, do you reject me and hide your face from me?” At times in life, we might feel these words deep in our … Continue reading

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