Stasi Eldredge

December 07, 2017
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On a recent trip where I was going to be away for nine days, I arrived safe and sound but my luggage did not. It was, however, one of the rare occasions that I'd actually kept the sticky part of my baggage claim, along with my ticket, so the...

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Stasi Eldredge

November 17, 2017
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When our sons were between the ages of 8 and 12, we had the opportunity to introduce them to snorkeling.  I had only been recently introduced to it myself and I had just loved it.  Loved it like Scrooge loved money before that auspicious...

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Stasi Eldredge

September 15, 2017
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It’s been quite the week. The crisis’ that have come this week have come as crises do – out of the blue.  The week began with me finding pools of blood on my carpet, which led me to my 10-year-old golden retriever.  He had somehow sliced his back...

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Stasi Eldredge

September 03, 2017
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I was supposed to be strong again, the massage therapist told me with a bit of accusation in her voice.  Yeah, I know, I thought.  My children had pulled together and given me a massage for my birthday.  It was luxurious and wonderful.  The...

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Stasi Eldredge

July 04, 2017
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Two years ago I had T-shirts made that I love.  “Strong Girl” and “Strong Woman.”  Maybe you got one.  I got four.  Passionate about us becoming strong in the Lord, I wrote this in September of ‘15:

 

“We need to know that it’s...

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Stasi Eldredge

December 31, 2016
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I woke this morning to my dogs calling me from their crates. Correction: I woke to Maisie, our two-year-old Golden calling to me from her crate. The occasional cross between a yip and a whine told me that I had fallen back asleep and had slept too... READ MORE

Stasi Eldredge

November 02, 2016
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I wasn’t picked in the final selection for the jury, and I was so relieved. 

 

When I filled out the form provided at the court asking if there were any types of cases I might find it difficult to be a fair and impartial juror on, I...

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Stasi Eldredge

October 10, 2016
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I was recently at a Q&A gathering where a dear woman asked for help.  She had one question, really, but as all questions do, it came in a context.  Her question was, “I try to read my Bible, but I just don’t get anything out of it.  What...

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Stasi Eldredge

September 14, 2016
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I have a hard time moving on to the next.  Not regarding spiritual, physical or emotional growth, but to what feels like loss.  I’m talking about…CHANGE.  I don't like change.  

 

All change feels like loss.

 

(Except...

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Stasi Eldredge

July 15, 2016
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St. Patrick’s Breastplate – a powerful prayer – begins in this way:

 

I arise today 


Through a mighty strength,

the invocation of the Trinity,


Through belief in the Threeness,


Through confession of...

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Stasi Eldredge

March 29, 2016
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Our home had been overtaken by fairy lights.

Christmas twinkle lights, boughs of evergreens, ribbons of red and the fragrance of pine filled the living room.  It was the night of our annual Christmas Party and I was ready.  I’d been...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 10, 2016
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This isn’t a vulnerable blog.  It’s an encouragement.  Okay, maybe it’s an exhortation.  Still…

 

I just received the most lovely thank-you note in the mail.  It made my heart so happy.  I gave a gift, but they gave an even better...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 04, 2016
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When I hop on Facebook, which I confess, I haven’t been doing as faithfully as I want to be, it always asks me my “Status” and 90% of the time, I want to write “I’m tired.”  But that isn’t very cheery or encouraging so I let that pass and dig...

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Stasi Eldredge

December 29, 2015
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It’s getting close to the New Year and so it’s as good a time as ever to look back, take stock, sit with Jesus and together with him, ask where he’d like you to grow, to focus or to challenge yourself in this next season of your life. My desires...

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Stasi Eldredge

December 15, 2015
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Scrooge was haunted by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future and it led to his redemption.  I am haunted by the illusion of the Perfect Christmas.  May it lead to mine.

 

How many cookies must I bake for my home to feel...

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Stasi Eldredge

December 05, 2015
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It was to a dark world that Jesus came.  Light came into the darkness.  And as you know, where there is no light, darkness reigns.

 

Last week there was a shooting in Colorado Springs staged at the Planned Parenthood close to our...

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Stasi Eldredge

November 29, 2015
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That’s what John used to say to me when I despaired over the disaster our home became after the whirlwind of our children passed through.  Not a very flattering comparison but one I understood.  And he just said it again because I had the...

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Stasi Eldredge

November 07, 2015
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I have so much to do this Saturday morning, afternoon…day.  It’s time to play catch up.  The laundry is almost finished.  Okay, there’s a pile on the couch, but hey, they’re clean, they don’t count.  I’m close.

 

It’s the pile of...

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Stasi Eldredge

October 22, 2015
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There are people who love autumn, people whose favorite season is the fall.  There are people who begin to decorate for Christmas at the first whiff of coolness in the air.  There are people who dream of winter and cocoa by a fire and snuggling...

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Stasi Eldredge

September 10, 2015
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I want to clarify why I've been writing about  all this Strong Girl stuff.  Why #stronggirl?  Because I want to help raise up a generation (even those of us above their 50’s like me) who will press through – press through sin, harm, stereotypes,...

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