For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

The Eternal Pandemic

The Eternal Pandemic

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  Hello Altered Stories Ministry Family, As I write, the world seems to be blowing up around us with fears growing about the Covid19 virus, shortages in food...

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Yeshua, Jesus as the Lion

Yeshua, Jesus as the Lion

This month of March, we are going to look at what seems to be two competing natures of God, as he is both a Lion and a Lamb.  You see this idea is all through the scriptures, both the one to judge, and the one to be judged for the sins of the world. Both Old and New...

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God is Love

God is Love

Hello Altered Stories family. As this month is typically known as the month of love, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this by asking a few questions. We normally think of love as love for family or perhaps a significant other. However, where does love start?...

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The Astonishing Human Capacity to Be Sorry

The Astonishing Human Capacity to Be Sorry

Photo Credits Steinar Engeland I work in a busy office as a receptionist - as Gatekeeper, I greet clients, answer phones, field questions, confirm meetings and deliver documents. All this is secondary, I feel, to my higher calling of whispering prayers, calming...

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Success in 2020! A Check List

Success in 2020! A Check List

As I gaze at the cascading fields of golden corn stubble on this quiet, misty farm morning, I think about how life is fluid.  You can remain in a space for a time...but you can’t grip the things you love and hold on to them forever.  They move. We move. Life changes...

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Sleeping with Bread

Sleeping with Bread

I like the hush and quiet of winter, but I’m not fond of the early descent of darkness. I struggle with depression. There. I said it. Depression is real. There’s no shame in having this diagnosis. Winter just happens to pack a little less light. Winter is my...

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When the Kids Don’t Come Home for Christmas

When the Kids Don’t Come Home for Christmas

This message is bathed in hope for the parent who has not heard from her kids, who might not see them at Christmas. I want you to know it won’t always be this way. 1 Peter 5:10 My late husband, Roger, was fond of saying, “Let’s make the kind of memories that keep the...

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Seeds of Wonder

Seeds of Wonder

Pomegranates are a beautiful fruit, with shiny red "jewels" called arils inside, containing sweet, juicy nectar that surrounds a white seed in the middle.  Opening a pomegranate and freeing the jewels from the fruit is hard work, but totally worth the effort. Why...

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A Christmas Kaleidoscope

A Christmas Kaleidoscope

"A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn." Do you remember the wonder of a kaleidoscope? As a child I remember peering into a tube with mirrors and pieces of colorful glass. The reflections made amazing patterns that...

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