Author Archives: stephanieswalk

For the First Time in Forever 👸🏻

July 1 might not be that long ago, but it seems like forever. And for the first time since then, I feel like I can move forward. It feels amazing. This song doesn’t apply to me much at all; and … Continue reading

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Starting a Hashtag Movement: #memasaidshare 💸

Legend has it that my dear mom-substitute liked to share. I was certainly the recipient of her generosity over the years, as were my children and grandchildren. In fact, the story goes that Mema actually said to share. Thinking about this … Continue reading

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And Starting Over ☀️

Last Sunday, when I walked around the corner, there were all sorts of lessons in that golden light. And especially, there was a refreshing message about suffering. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who … Continue reading

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Turning the Corner ☀️

Today, I walked around a corner and there was golden light on the horizon. I have renewed hope. And I know I say it over and over, but I really do mean it: I’m so thankful. I have that word on my … Continue reading

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In the Middle of the Night 🌌

Last Tuesday, I spent a sleepless night, and I’m grateful. It turned out to be glorious, because sometimes, in the middle of the night, God gives me invaluable clarity. I think I’m starting to crawl out of those fires. Once … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget… 🙌🏻

Just now, I hung up from a phone conversation with a precious woman in my life. Her birthday, usually special, was dark and sad this September. I shared with her how precious to God she is. I told her how … Continue reading

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Through the Fires 🔥

On July 1, I was blindsided by a rather quiet, life-altering event that almost no one saw. This event started a chain reaction that threatened to destroy me, and it cracked our family open to the core of who we … Continue reading

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