What Happens If We Surrender Our Lives to God?

We often fear what we will become if we surrender everything over to God. I️ mean, we fear that He will make us do something that we don’t readily want to do, or go somewhere where we don’t want to go. Deep down in the crevices of our soul, we believe that God is not…

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How is God’s Burden Light?

Burdens seem heavy and overbearing, like a ton of bricks on our shoulders. Although often invisible to the outside world, they weigh us down. And interestingly, in the long-haul of a far-reaching pandemic, I️ would say this is how many of us feel right now. WE.ARE.TIRED. A GREAT INVITATION With the daily barrage of bad…

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LENT: WORK

Ephesians 2 During times of shelter-in-place and self-quarantine, I️ have seen something in us, the human race. We have worked together in such unity to fight the COVID-19 enemy much like we are in a war. In the past week, I️ have discovered zoom and 8×8 and virtual meet-ups that I️ never even knew existed.…

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LENT: PEACE

Peace and the coronavirus don’t seem to go hand-in-hand. Being married to a Pediatric ER and Pediatric Infectious Disease doctor has its perks. I️ can have a conversation with WebMD live access across the dinner table. No need to binge on Grey’s Anatomy to find answers to my looming questions…I can roll over in bed…

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LENT: FINISH

In my frail humanness, I️ shriek at the sound of suffering. I️ wave my white flag. I️ cower at the thought of hard circumstances and situations. I️ run from conflict and turn inward. I️ too easily choose despair. I️ somehow become unaware of others as I️ become hyper-focused on myself. I️ don’t breed hope and love at these times. But God is teaching me to stay in the fight and finish well.

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Advent Day 25: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to All! May Jesus fill your homes and hearts as you celebrate this amazing day! Jesus, our Lord, and Savior has come. He is our Good News of salvation.  With love, Sue A. Allen

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