bible · Christianity · God · Music · Sobriety

When Music Wins the Battle

One of the things I loved about my church when I first started attending it back in 2009 was the incredible music. The worship team starts playing at 9 AM, the lights go down, the lyrics appear on the screens and you can really feel the spirit moving through the sanctuary. I remember in 2012,… Continue reading When Music Wins the Battle

Christianity · Family · God · Jesus · kids · Parenting · Uncategorized

God’s unsurpassing love for His rebellious children

Being a mom is so much harder than I ever imagined. I remember foolishly thinking that parenting would come naturally, and that, since I had good parents, I would just be a good parent. Imagine my shock when I found my children not to be sweet little moldable lumps of clay but feisty and strong-willed… Continue reading God’s unsurpassing love for His rebellious children

Alcoholism · Christianity · God · Jesus · Sobriety · Uncategorized · Wine

Sober Tips for the Newly Sober

In April 2019 I poured the last of a bottle of wine down the drain and set out on my sobriety journey. The story behind my desire to become sober is complex, but it has been one of the most important decisions of my life. It is mostly second nature now, but it was extremely… Continue reading Sober Tips for the Newly Sober

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The Uvalde Shooting – How we got here

I haven’t had any time to process the Uvalde School shooting, but I am utterly devastated. I found out about it yesterday at about 4 PM. Sobbed briefly in my husband’s arms when he got home at 4:30, and then headed off to a tee ball game numb and sickened. It was Trevor’s last game… Continue reading The Uvalde Shooting – How we got here

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Jesus Was Gentle, Not Weak.

I have heard that some people don’t like the idea of a gentle Jesus. They think it makes our Lord and savior sound weak. But people who think gentle Jesus was weak don’t understand gentleness, and they don’t understand Jesus. Gentleness is not the same as weakness. A weak person wouldn’t need to be gentle,… Continue reading Jesus Was Gentle, Not Weak.

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Learning to Live With Asthma

Note: All images and content in this blog post are copyrighted and belong to Elizabeth Abrahamsen. This blog post may not be reproduced in part or in whole on any other website or page. Any reposting of images or text from this page is subject to legal action. One day in November 2020 Eric and… Continue reading Learning to Live With Asthma

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Why Does God Want Me to Love My Enemies?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the… Continue reading Why Does God Want Me to Love My Enemies?

Christianity · Fear · God · Jesus · Uncategorized

Jesus is in the storm with you

Matthew 8:23-27 tells the story of Jesus calming a storm. I grew up learning about this story and the aspect of Jesus who controls even the wind and rain, and I always thought that was the main point of those verses, but today I gained new insight about it. Let’s read it together: “Then he… Continue reading Jesus is in the storm with you

Christianity · Fear · God · Grief · Jesus · Mourning · Pandemic

What is “the valley of the shadow of death”? It’s life.

In the summer of 1998 I was between 8th and 9th grade. My mom heard of a Christian theatre seminar called Art Reach and though money was tight, my parents scraped together the tuition and sent me to it. The seminar was not age restricted, so, though I was only 14, I attended classes with… Continue reading What is “the valley of the shadow of death”? It’s life.