Author name: lynwake

BE Tenderhearted!

Care Bears were big in the late eighties when I was dating my future husband. I thought I was being romantic on our first Valentine’s Day date when I gave him ‘Tenderheart’ – the cute Care Bear with a red heart embroidered on his tummy. Turns out it was more prophetic than romantic! We still …

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BE Dreamers!

Bethany Joy was a dreamer… Dream #1  Have a great life story that will make Jesus smile. Dream #2 Marry an amazing (and organized) man and have six kids. (When I talked to her about how much work this would be, she just assumed I would be there to help her raise her happy brood!) Dream #3  …

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BE Givers!

Bethany was such a giver! We look back with pleasure and remember the times when, as a small girl, she literally emptied her little purse for those in need. We also recall, with lumps in our throats, the generous way she kept giving throughout her illness as a teenager. As she gave, Beth proved over …

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BE Comforted!

Christmas Eve… I awoke this morning to loud crashes over my house… an unexpected raging thunderstorm that made the house quake and terrified our dog! Yet the weather experts are promising us that the sun is surely on its way and that Melbournians are going to experience a very hot Christmas this year. As I …

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BE Torn!

Ever had your heart torn apart? Maybe it has been broken in two more times that you can count. What is the common factor that tears our hearts asunder and creates the kind of pain that makes every breath unbearable?  Is it not the state of being separated from those our hearts are intricately connected …

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BE!

Dear friends, the ‘BE’ in the ‘BE Blessings’ ministry is for Bethany, but today it is for her BEloved grandmother Barbara… “Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10a Writing the ‘BE Blogs’ over recent years come has come from a growing conviction that anything good I desire to DO must flow out …

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BE Faithful!

I’ve been thinking a lot about faithfulness lately. Perhaps it is because the ugliness of UN-faithfulness has pervaded the lives of my friends recently and I have witnessed her deadly deception and greed. Those unfaithful paws have also clawed into me and mine over the years, leaving behind wounds and scars. We don’t have to …

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BE Amazed

When was the last time you were truly amazed by something good? Can you remember the last time your jaw dropped to the ground and you stood utterly speechless in wonder at the mighty nature and workings of the living God? Not long ago, I had the incredible opportunity to witness the birth of a …

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