When the Horizon Doesn’t Look Peaceful
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When the Horizon Doesn’t Look Peaceful

By Dr. Deb Waterbury I live in Arizona, and since moving here some 23 years ago, I’ve learned to look to the horizon at sunset and sunrise. They are simply spectacular here, and I see God there each and every time. However, looking at the horizon can be a hazardous thing for a believer, at...

Taking a Deep Breath in the Days of Fear
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Taking a Deep Breath in the Days of Fear

By Dr. Deb Waterbury             I was walking into a grocery store the other day, and while dutifully using the antiseptic wipes provided for me at the front door, I began wiping the handrail on the cart. An older gentleman walked up next to me and began doing the same thing to his cart. I...

4 Things Every Mother Should Know About Letting Go
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4 Things Every Mother Should Know About Letting Go

From the very first moment those little eyes open and we hear them cry for the first time, we love our children. Yes, there are moments that we may get exasperated and frustrated, but we can’t help it—everything about us is conditioned to care for them and love them and protect them. It is, quite...

5 Things Every Pastor Should Know About the Women in His Church
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5 Things Every Pastor Should Know About the Women in His Church

By: Dr. Deb Waterbury Very recently I was speaking with a pastor who had come to me for counsel on how to bring his dying church back to life. I was somewhat taken aback by his remark at the very beginning of our conversation: “Deb, I value all you have to tell me, but let’s...

May I Take that Back Please?
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May I Take that Back Please?

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve said something and then heard my 28-year-old son say, “Filter, Mom!”  In truth, remembering to filter what goes on in my head before it comes out of my mouth has always been a struggle for me.  I tend to speak much more than I should...

5 Ways to Avoid a Family Feud at Christmas
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5 Ways to Avoid a Family Feud at Christmas

By Dr. Deb Waterbury “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Well, it should be, and for the most part, it often is. However, people are people, no matter where you go, and that includes us. Consequently, we have to deal with each other, and Thomas Wolfe’s classic novel, You Can’t Go Home Again,...

Ten Steps to Freedom from Loneliness at Christmas
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Ten Steps to Freedom from Loneliness at Christmas

By Dr. Deb Waterbury It’s simply amazing to me how quickly the Christmas things are out on store shelves!!  Before we can even get through Halloween the little green and red stuff starts appearing in stores.  Then well before Thanksgiving, Walmart and Target and Costco are in full Christmas shopping swing. Of course, I know...

Don’t Be a Time Capsule Friend
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Don’t Be a Time Capsule Friend

I was having lunch with a beautiful young lady the other day, and we were commiserating on our individual inabilities to remember birthdays and holidays.  She was telling me of a funny time when her mother had broken a cherished bowl.  She found a replacement at the street fair one day in late October and...

Coming Down the Ladder
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Coming Down the Ladder

My husband and I were painting the house this past weekend, which is a little easier since I really don’t have too many fears.  As a matter of fact, I most likely need a good dose of fear sometimes just so that I can stay on track.  Consequently, I had no problem whatsoever going up that...

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