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Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. Robin,
    In our society “dependence” is a four letter word. We are supposed to be self-sufficient – not dependent on anyone or anything. Yet, like you said, dependence on God is truly liberating. The more we depend on Him, the more we lean in and utterly rely on Him for our every breath, we find the abundant source of life that comes from abiding in Him. Teaching our children to become independent of us, but dependent on God is a real challenge, but it’s our highest calling. Great post, Robin! Happy 4th!

  2. Right where I seem to be so choosing that God’s got this next seemingly hard thing, and in dependence on God alone,I choose to listen and believe the voice of truth that all things are working together for my good according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Praise Him

  3. This week I celebrate my second birthday, the day I received Christ, 45 years ago. Yet I also realize I need Him more now than ever and how much I need to utterly and totally depend on Him. This was a great combination of my favorite verses, and perfect illustration.

  4. Robin, I praise the Lord for these great words of grace He was worked through you 🙂 How much I need my Savior, especially in these healing times. He is so present with the peace of Himself as we depend on Him and bear with those He places in our lives. I am grateful for the truth in these scriptures that uplift for He is always there helping and comforting 🙂 May we each lean in and press on Him today, experiencing His great love and grace 🙂 Happy 4th of July!

  5. Robin, I also know my kids are watching me to observe how dependent I am on Jesus. Like the reference in Deuteronomy 6 of talking of the Lord all of the time, seeking by example. How much do I let them grow up and become independent and take the time to teach them the skills or do it myself because I can either do it faster, or don’t want the mess, or the meltdowns? This second round of kids are proving to be just as challenging as my first round of kids even though I know better and know to live in today, but look beyond today toward our future and their future. This is such a good reminder of our goal for us as their parents to work, train, and disciple for our children to be Jesus followers, spouses, and parents, so that they may be the next generation of Jesus followers, spouses and parents. Happy 4th of July! Blessings, Joanne

  6. All too often I’ve been on my haster wheel or stationary bike to nowhere, He is the saving refuge of His anointed. {Psalm 28:8} Love it, He doesn’t just get you out of your cage and pat you on the head. He really loves you! That is freedom. ( Let’s alll be nicer to our pets, too. There’s a lesson in that. )

  7. Robin,

    Our church had a Praise and Thanksgiving ceremony last night. We named quite a few miracles and blessings God has bestowed on us. I, personally, have witnessed 4 miracles/answers to prayers this year. I fully depend on God to get me through each and every day. Knowing that God is there ready to help me in each and every situation is liberating. I can’t/don’t have to do it alone!

    Happy 4th!! God Bless!!