Steps

When life doesn’t turn out like you’d hoped, maybe you need a nudge in the right direction to find your purpose.

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Look at What You Did!

“LET ME GO!” Logan jerked his thin 5-year-old arm away from his brother. “Logan, I’m trying to help you. If you step backwards, you’re going to fall down the…” “Waaaa!” Logan’s wail could be heard from inside the house. I rushed out the front door and onto the porch. “What happened?” I yelled at Rice […]

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Say Yes to the Mess

Our family had lost everything: our dreams, our home, our jobs, our vehicle, and every possession, except what we crammed into fourteen boxes. I blamed Joe, my husband.  Within a six month time frame, we had lost my father-in-law and every dream I had ever imagined. Now, I was nine months pregnant with our third […]

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The Ugly Preacher’s Kid

“You look like a Jezebel with all of that paint on your face! I can’t even imagine a child of the preacher looking like such a hussy!” Her words stabbed like a dagger through my heart and robbed the smile from my face. I was only twelve years old, but I had a tender heart. I […]

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Do You Have Some Change?

A heavy oppression weighted down my shoulders. I could feel the pressure even in my knees as I walked block after block. It was late, and darkness overwhelmed me, even amongst the bright flickering lights of the city that never sleeps. My eyes caught sight of a young girl, not much older than my own […]

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The Silent Night

Hay crunched beneath shifting feet of cattle who munched on their evening meal. Sheep dotted the stable’s dirt floor with colors of white and black. Their eyes darted about trying to understand exactly what was taking place. A soft coo rose from the manger. I propped my chin on the side of the manger and […]

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I Never Asked God for a Cadillac

“God, I can’t live like this anymore!!! I’ll change, I promise. If you’ll give me a second chance, I’ll change how I’ve been living.” I had been stuck in a chair for over two weeks with my back messed up. I could barely struggle to my feet. Months went by, and it only grew worse; […]

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The Princess

The clock struck nine just as I walked in the front door. Exhausted by work, I dropped down on my couch, breathed a sigh, and hopped up again. I rubbed my tired eyes and looked my six-year-old son, Rice, in his big brown eyes. “I guess it’s time to get you guys in bed.” Rice’s […]

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This Little Light of Mine

Last week, we started a ministry in our church to reach out to the people of our community, and we were able to give clothes to thirty people.  My heart hurt as I saw the clothes on some of the children that attended. One young boy wore shoes that resembled Ronald McDonald’s, as his father’s […]

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