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The Well of Wonder

By Tammy Darling   A crackling campfire with flames reaching for the stars stirs up thoughts of a God who led the Israelites by fire at night. I am reminded that the fire would have provided benefits similar to a physical fire—light to see, warmth, and protection from wild animals. Photographing a myriad of clouds […]

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Choosing Self-Control

By Tammy Darling   A  quick look at our society leads me to wonder, where is self-control? And why, among Christians, is this fruit of the Spirit so neglected? Where is the zealous pursuit, the burning desire to restrain our flesh and govern our impulses? The Bible draws a stark contrast between not having self-control […]

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Life Is a Marathon—Pace Yourself

By Tammy Darling   Even those of us who aren’t avid in the sport of track and field still know the difference between a sprint and a marathon.  Christians tend to be spiritual sprinters—we start off with a burst of zeal and unbridled enthusiasm but fizzle out over the long haul. We live in a […]

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“Just” a Mom?

By Tammy Darling   Recently a good friend confided in me that she was struggling with being “just a mom.” With four children, one of whom has special needs, this stay-at-home mother is anything but just a mom. The conversation provided me with the opportunity to speak into her life. As a stay-at-home mom of […]

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Steps for Growing in Wisdom

By Tammy Darling   In Proverbs 4:7 we are told, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom” (King James Version). Sounds great, we think, until we realize that we don’t really know how to get wisdom. Although wisdom is a gift from God (Proverbs 2:6), it requires effort on our part. Solomon’s wisdom wasn’t […]