Author Archives: stephanieswalk

When You Grump At the Courtesy Caller

Well, I did it again. I went off for a week and had a whooping-good time, and got behind on my home budget system. Some of my bills went past due, and the fees started hitting and piling up. Sigh. … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Story

This is s story about me and my mom. It’s really only a tiny slice off the story, and it’s deeply personal. But I share it to steward it, to offer hope to other broken wrecks out there, and because … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Pit

Some things can only be learned from a low place, at least for me. It’s hard to share, because: pride snippets come that I connect later I understand before I can articulate But this time, there was one, full-circle thing: silence. … Continue reading

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The Thing in a Nutshell đŸŒ°

I don’t have to worry about a troublesome situation in my life because of who God is. But I worry about it because of who I am. So today, I’m going back over some of the reasons why I don’t have to … Continue reading

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A Handful of Corn Chips

I am a fragile human, and I hate that. I hate it even as I say it, but it’s true. Recently, I found myself in a deep, low place–physically, mentally, spiritually. If I don’t pay attention to routines I follow, … Continue reading

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The Nearness of You

(God) is my only good. I’ve been taking comfort from that phrase lately via this song:     After telling some friends about the song, one of them pointed out this scripture to me: 28 But as for me, the nearness of … Continue reading

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Hard Things

Today, I’m thankful for hard things. From my knocked-down position, I’m learning some things I needed to know. And I’m seeing things I need to see. “Face down, where mercy finds me first…“ And sometimes, I need to be able … Continue reading

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