Controlling Your Thoughts {Grace and Truth Link-Up}

This week's featured post for the Grace and Truth link-up is called, What to Think About Instead of That Thing Your Trying Not To Think About, by Elizabeth or Guilty Chocoholic Mama.  Do you ever have a hard time keeping your mind away from certain thoughts?  I do!  I love Elizabeth's practical idea!  P.R.O.M.P.T is an acronym for what to do when this happens- something I'm going to try next time my mind starts to go where I don't want it to.  I hope you'll go say hello and be inspired as I was. 

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7 Thoughts on Wonder from G.K. Chesterton

Wonder is a word that is synonymous with other words such as surprised, awe-filled and inexplicable.  It's a beautiful thing to keep your sense of wonder at the world around you.  I'm sure that's one of the many reasons I'm so drawn to G.K. Chesterton's writings.  He was a man that was filled with wonder.  The Ethics of Elfland, a chapter within his book, Orthodoxy, is a prime example.  I've pulled out some of my favorite quotes on wonder from this chapter of G.K. Chesterton's book, to give you a taste.  

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25 Powerful Ways a Wife Can Say, "I Love You"

It's summer, and wedding and anniversary season is upon us!  I love this time of year, partly because I often get to attend weddings and also because my husband and I celebrate our own anniversary in August. We just hit 21 years together!  

With that milestone, it seemed appropriate to make a list, some ideas for love in action that speak loud and clear.    Some of the most powerful ways to say, I love you, don't even use words....  

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Please God, Not One More Thing {Grace and Truth Link-Up}

This week's featured post for Grace and Truth is by Maree Dee and it's called, Please God, Not One More Thing. It's an important reminder about self-care.  Sometimes the best thing, the only thing, we can do is put on our own oxygen mask so we can take care of others.   God is in control and his mercies are new every morning.  Maree Dee shares a story that illustrates this truth beautifully.  I hope you'll take a moment to go read it and be encouraged.   

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Jesus is the Way{Grace and Truth Link-Up}

Betsy DeCruz, who writes at Faith Spilling Over, is the author of this week's featured post for Grace and Truth.  It's called, When Life Looks Uncertain, Jesus is the Way.  This post was such a wonderful encouragement to me.  What's most important is knowing who our companion and guide is, in situations where life is uncertain.  I'm so thankful we have Jesus.  I hope you'll take a moment to go read, say hello, and be blessed as I was!

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What You Need to Know if You Have a Broken Identity

Have you ever felt forgotten and abandoned?

There is a whole society of people that stands with you, bearing the weight of loneliness and shame, fear and isolation.

It’s AD 60 and Paul is sitting in the corner of a Roman prison, writing the book of Ephesians to the new community of Christians in Ephesus. The book of Ephesians is about our identity in Christ – our adoption, redemption and hope.

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