Michelle Flaningan

Guest Posts

When Your Child Hurts

Leslie McLeod My heart was encouraged by today’s guest blog post, and I hope yours will be too! Leslie McLeod is an artist and co-owner of a tech company with her husband. She has two grown children and shares with us today on how to help your hurting child. Please check out the links below…
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Guest Posts

Three Truths for a Shattered Heart

I am excited to share a special guest post today from Stephanie Broersma, the Director of Reclaimed Ministry, Helping Women Heal from the Betrayal of an Affair. More information about Stephanie and Reclaimed Ministry can be found at the bottom this post. Our emotions indicate thirst; our thirst indicates a need for Jesus. “They will…
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Trust

Trusting Without Evidence

Recent events have made it feel like many years of prayers for a loved one have gone down the drain.  I have cried out to God more times than I can count for them and everyone impacted by their decisions. Their choices have caused them to be in a terrible place, yet they continually follow…
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Feeling Overwhelmed

You Can Bring the Shoes to Me

“But my toes feel weeiiiirrrdd!” he cried as I adjusted his new sandals. I calmly reassured him that he could change back into his favorite slides as soon as we were done. Our passionate five-year-old was having a rough time adjusting to his new shoes that morning. He was having a difficult time managing all…
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Following God

The Box of Groceries

I read a story in Readers Digest recently about a girl who recounted random acts of kindness that provided her family with much needed food. The girl’s parents were going through a divorce, and her mother was struggling to make ends meet with no income. There was no way to pay for groceries or bills.…
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Identity

Knowing Who We Are

I never dreamed I would actually meet them, yet here we were on our way to do just that. The scenery went by in a blur as my mind anxiously played out every scenario possible. My parents offered encouraging words from the front seat, and we even came up with a code word in case…
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Gratitude

The Surprise Gift

Armed with a cup of coffee, a notebook and my laptop I found a comfortable seat at the kitchen table and settled in. We had an all day team meeting on the agenda and I hoped to get a few things done before it began. I carefully reviewed a few records keeping in delicate balance…
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Feeling Overwhelmed

When Change Leaves You Exhausted

The other night at 3am I heard whimpers and whines along with a gentle rattling of our new puppy’s crate. Maverick was excited to see me, but more excited to encounter the big back yard. As I stood in the yard waiting for him to finish marking his territory, my mind instinctively wandered back in…
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Identity

Dead Leaves

The other day I noticed that my dahlia Plant had been scorched by the heat.  As I grabbed the garden shears to trim back the dead leaves, I started thinking about how Jesus is a much better Gardner than me. I nearly let this plant die!  I did a little trimming and then set the…
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Loss

When Expectation Turns to Devastation

Out of nowhere a momma bird began building a nest on top of our outdoor lights. Our family tried to move the nest several times, but she came back and built the nest in the same spot. We watched in amazement as the twigs became a solid round nest complete with mud for a solid…
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