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Lyn Chaffart

 Why God??? Why is this Happening to Me???

Why is this happening to me? This is a question I've heard voice so many times. Hey, it's a question I've screamed out and demanded answers to! You can all relate. When snowed under with health problems, drowning in grief, hit blind-sided by broken relationships, when...

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When God Seems so far Away…

We've all been there, maybe we're there now, and most certainly we will be there sometime in the upcoming New Year: Up to our eyeballs in troubles, and it seems that the more we cry out to God, the farther away He seems. Or perhaps it is wisdom we seek. There is a...

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Perspectives…

"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." (Phil. 4:8 NLT) Last night I went to sleep praising God...

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Feeling your Prayers are…Ineffective?

In a recent email, a friend made the statement that he often considers his own prayers to be relatively ineffectual. I have to admit that I was a tiny bit relieved to receive this email...So it isn't justmy prayers that aren't answered! Yes, I can certainly relate....

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Mountains? Or Molehills?

That was one of my southern-bred mother's favorite expressions, one that I admit she had to use often. I was (still am!) the queen of seeing whatever I am upset about as being much bigger in the grand scheme of things as it truly is. Take, for example, how upset I got...

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 Grief Skills

"We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor." (Romans 15:1-2 NRSV) Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) buried his wife and two children in...

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A Tale of Two Guides…

It was a full day. On this, our third day on the island of Grenada, we decided to take a tour of the entire island with a local tour company. We had a friendly guide who picked us up at the door, took us to several of the local attractions and provided us with history...

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Growing a Banana

s a banana a fruit or a vegetable? The answer is simple, right? We all know a banana is a fruit... Or is it? On a recent visit to a banana plantation on the isle of Guadeloupe, I was shocked to learn that a banana is not a fruit at all, and the tall, leafy plant that...

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