Cara Blondo

God’s Presence: Our Comfort

God’s Presence: Our Comfort

God with us - the source of our comfort Is there any story more riveting than that of the life of Joseph?  In his story, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness, sovereignty, and the significance of the presence of God in the life of His child.  His story begins in Genesis 37 and continues through Genesis 50. Within these chapters and as we see his life unfold, what started out as bright and...

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Tug of War

Tug of War

Tug of war: the ultimate struggle.  Sometimes situations arise that make us feel like we are in a tug of war match (perhaps even within our own hearts). We battle. We pull. We tug. We feel our feet slip beneath us. We fall short, and then we fall down. If only we didn’t have this weakness... If only our teammate didn’t have that shortcoming... Oh, the struggle it is to get the rope across...

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The Eye of the Lord

The Eye of the Lord

Whatever we may be facing today, may the words of the psalmist encourage our hearts: The king is not saved by his great army;   a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.The war horse is a false hope for salvation,   and by its great might it cannot rescue.Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,   on those who hope in his...

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Not Yet Ripened

Not Yet Ripened

Therefore we must progress beyond the elementary instructions about Christ and move on to maturity... Hebrews 6:1 NETToday my 9 year old and I read about “growing as a Christian.”  I love the story that was told of Charles Simeon.  He was a pastor in London, from 1783-1836. While he was known as a godly man who loved God’s Word, “he continued to struggle with controlling his temper.”  One day he...

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Lies Women Believe

Lies Women Believe

One Sunday after church, more than 20 years ago, I asked for prayer. I don’t remember what I said, but the pastor replied, “You need to know your identity in Christ.” He called over his wife, asked me to share with her what I had just shared with him, and she also said, “You need to know your identity in Christ.” I didn’t know what that meant. It was the first time I had heard those words. That...

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Eating Disorder Testimony

Eating Disorder Testimony

My story. We all have one. And by sharing, we can extend hope and encouragement to one another. I would love to hear yours! ...By the 8th grade, I was in the depths of anorexia nervosa. While my parents knew I had lost weight and were beginning to worry, I was able to hide the severity of it until the summer before 8th grade. It was while on vacation in Myrtle Beach that my parents saw me in a...

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Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Perspective

Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Perspective

(Watch video here.) More than 30 years ago, my family began one of the hardest journeys, if not THE hardest journey, we’ve ever faced: my diagnosis of anorexia nervosa and the subsequent years-long road to recovery to find the hope, healing, and harmony I have shared about in my testimony.   Today I am so grateful to share my mom’s perspective. Any parent or loved one who feels alone,...

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God With Me

God With Me

"We give thanks because you are near." Psalm 75:1 NLT What glorious peace floods our souls when we remember that He is near. Whatever this day brings you can be certain of this: He is with you. And with Him is everything you need. His presence is: The source of my comfort.The reason for my confidence.The motive for my conviction.The cause of my contentment.The wellspring of my calm.The grounds...

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Enjoying God

Enjoying God

“Enjoy the Lord…” What a beautiful thought expressed by David in Psalm 37!  It is one, perhaps, that we may not have previously given much thought to but once experienced, becomes our highest aim. In fact, in response to the question, “What is the chief end of man?,” we read, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” (Westminster Shorter Catechism) A 1600’s preacher by...

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