Author: Carole L Haines

Carole has been an online inspirational blogger for over three years, but has been writing for her entire life. When she is not writing she works as a teacher’s assistant part-time, and is also a certified Chaplain, having been trained in various areas of crisis recovery. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband Bruce of 31 years. They have raised three wonderful children together, and are constantly rescuing cats and dogs and bringing them into their loving home.
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How do we measure Spiritual Growth in our lives? How can we tell we are making progress, when sometimes we feel like we’re fallingback?  There is an answer to that question right in the Book of 2 Peter, chapter 1. 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence,and…

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You are the Master and Lord of my heart, and I am asking You to change me and make me a more cheerful giver.

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God doesn’t wait for us to be through our trials and tribulations to remind us of His faithfulness and promises. He reminds us right in the middle of the storms.

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We are all kinds of messed up in this world, but God is all kinds of Wonderful. There is no sin He cannot forgive, no kind of failure that He cannot redeem.

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I caught a tear from my eye this morning as it began to meander down my cheek. Soon I began to wonder about the purpose of tears.  Why do we have them? What purpose do they serve? My search took me to the phrase I heard a friend utter the other week. “This life is…

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But we all have Understories, deeper layers where some things are tangled up, and we are reaching out, seeking light for those dark places of pain and confusion.

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We are still finding ourselves as sheep among wolves and that dust is still mercilessly clinging to our feet.

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We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, 10 so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious…

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17 For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. (2 Cor. 4:17 HCSB)