Author Archives: Michelle Christy

Tendered Heart

“Because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words…and you humbled yourself before Me…and you wept before Me.  I also have heard you, says the LORD.”  (2 Chronicles 34:27)  And in all my striving and pushing and battling I find His words.  My…

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Losing Count: Not because of the One but because of the two

Today two college boys, brothers, say good-bye to their 47-year-old mama after a fierce battle with cancer. Two days after returning home from a nine-hour road trip for a mother/daughter conference a massive heart attack steals life from this mama’s husband and this daughter’s daddy. Two hours into practice, my…

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Thanks-counting!

Here I am again. I find myself in that place. Wishing.  Hoping.  No.  Longing.  I am longing. I find myself desperately longing for that one thing.  The one thing that will make everything else in life alright. The intense internal dialogue floods my mind. Familiar with the drill, I reason…

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Love’s Accounting

“My family would have starved if your dad hadn’t allowed us to charge groceries at his store.” That’s what Joe said about Earl the grocer. Joe’s story was the fourth in recent weeks heard by Earl’s only daughter about her dad’s grocery business. Earl owned Quality Grocery, a neighborhood grocery…

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Transition: Embracing Uncomfortable

Active laboring gives way to transition, then the pushing and the birthing. Waves of heaving intensity tempt us to believe we just can’t do it. Our active love laboring gives way to transition then the pushing, and the birthing and the flying. Waves of heaving intensity tempt us to believe…

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