Steph Lenox

Everyday Resilience In Christ

  But it looks beautiful.  A single cup of tea.  Atop a bare wood table.  With nothing but a sunrise out the window.  Idyllic, right?  I’d think so. But then experience it.  It feels like withdrawals.  The simple tea has no sugar in it.  Just hot, acrid, brown tea. Simple.  The table is made of …

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  Let me tell you a story.  Let me tell you two stories actually. The first is a story I read to my girls two nights ago.  It’s a sweet story about a big family in a little house.  There was a poor man, who lived in a tiny house with his wife, father, and …

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Have you ever had a meal brought to you?  Say, you had a sickness, or a surgery, or a baby, or lost a loved one, and a dear friend shows up at your door holding out hot home-cooked food.  It felt pretty special, right? It IS pretty special.  When our baby came, our church coordinated …

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  “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness…’”        2 Corinthians 12:9 Paul is getting his answer from God after complaining about a hardship.  But I feel like Paul and I are jiving along the same wavelength when I too declare …

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Smoke rises and swirls out of the space left ajar from the lid of our trusty Weber BBQ.  I raise the lid, wearing my husband’s welding glove against the heat.  I inspect the coals, which have turned dusty white, save for an orange glow deep within the pile.  The wind shifts a puff of smoke …

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A day of losing and winning. It all started at the end.  The very end:  of the day, of my rope, of my ideas – save one. Dinner was almost ready…almost.  My youngest was watching cartoons, as is our pre-dinner regimen in this house.  (Judge not.)  My oldest, getting antsy, thought it a good idea …

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