Author Archives: beth

About beth

I started this blog in 2011 shortly after I finally opened my heart and mind to Jesus as a last resort. My intent with this blog is to share what I learn and feel along my path with Jesus.

Hold Space (Bite Your Tongue)

Our Bible study leader told us not to give each other advice during small-group discussions. I liked the experience. Would you? Refraining from counseling/advising/citing scripture/quoting Christian clichés holds space open for Holy Spirit (The Counselor) to be heard. Holding space prevents … Continue reading

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Grow-Your-Own Proverbs

Here’s a sampling of my Life Group’s home-grown proverbs. Below those, is the prompt you can use if you’d like to write some of your own.   He who talks but never listens will soon be talking to himself.   … Continue reading

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Reason Rant

Let’s say something unexpected and unpleasant has happened to you.  Someone says, “Things always happen for a reason.” Is that a comfort to you? Or an annoying platitude? How do you respond to it? Things always happen for a reason. … Continue reading

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Too Old to Cry

At age twelve, Zekie was too old to be seen holding his mother’s hand. He wrenched his palm from her grip and ran ahead to listen to Jesus again. Zekie’s mother wagged her finger. “Stay with me!” He knew he … Continue reading

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Touching Your Robe

Human: By my faith, I am healed. Jesus, Son of David, heal me! Satan: Get real. If he didn’t pluck the thorn from Paul’s side, why would he heal you? Wisdom: God is no respecter of persons. Human: Right! The … Continue reading

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Shut Up! A true story

Shut Up! The only other time her mother acts like this is when Daddy’s away and three women come over to play bridge. Then, from her bed, the child can hear the ladies jabbering and cackling like strange jungle birds. … Continue reading

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They’re already here

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