Tag: Jesus

Just Keep Breathing

It’s Sunday morning. And I am at home. I would normally be at church right now with my family, but my (very fussy, teething who is obsessed with comfort-nursing) 7 month old is fighting a cold. Considering we just faced this last week with our 3 year old who is majorly sensitive to pain or […]

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Special Delivery Part 2: My Birth Story

I wrote about my birthing experiencing with my son, Isaiah, just two weeks after he was born. He wasn’t a great sleeper (and almost 3.5 years later, we occasionally have our issues…Lord, thank You for Your grace!), so I found myself awake all through the night…a lot. I must have had trouble falling back asleep […]

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FREE Printable Christmas Planner

Last month, Sherry at Personal Creations reached out to me and asked if I would share some of their free printable Thanksgiving Psalms in preparation of the holiday on emilyrosemassey.com, and last week Emma from Gifts.com asked if I would like to pass along to my readers some links to their FREE printable Christmas planner. Being a planner […]

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10 Lessons the Parable of the Prodigal Son Has for Us- iBelieve.com Post

I hadn’t stepped foot in a church in well over three years, no thanks to the distractions, temptations, and stresses of college life that seemed to capture my heart and attention. But I had just graduated a couple months prior, and I could not take the guilt and shame looming over me one more day. […]

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From Suffering to Glory

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18, HCSB).  Even though I have so many wonderful memories during the holiday season, this time of year also holds some painful memories of experiencing the bitterness of death and loss. […]

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I Was That Girl- Authentik Magazine Post

I was only 12 years old when I began giving myself away, piece by piece.  First it was pornography and cybersex; then it slowly moved toward physical sexual encounters. I continued this behavior for a whole decade of my life, until I was about 22. For most of my youth, I never felt my dad […]

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A Prayer for Stress- iBelieve.com Post

I struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for many years in high school and college, even as a believer. Stress and worry were just a part of my life, and I allowed them to move into my mind and become my permanent mental roommates. From money problems to relationship issues, if it became too much, […]

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Refiner’s Fire- A Poem

REFINER’S FIRE Refine me like gold. Purify me until I shine like the Son. Purge my heart of all that does not belong…all that doesn’t look like You. Take me through the fire and consume me with Your love. Refine me like gold. Gold is a symbol of Your divine character. When I am refined […]

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Why I Love My Red Nose

You may see me wearing a red nose in the next few days.  I’m wearing it proudly to support a cause called Red Nose Day which is on Thursday, May 25. Red Nose Day is about ending child poverty here in the U.S. and around the world, “one nose at a time.” My family and […]

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Holding Onto Hope

“Hold onto hope!” were some of the last few words I wrote in my journal as I reflected over my current circumstances. I had no idea how much the word “hope” would become even more tangible to me as it has bubbled up inside of me these last few weeks while Paul and I have […]

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