Archive for November, 2016

Thankfulness through Lepers

Thankfulness through Lepers

It’s been ten years now since Merance was a student in my senior English class at Pohnpei Island Central School, on a small island in the developing country of the Federated States of Micronesia. I still remember passing her home, a tiny shanty with a tin roof, as I walked to church several times a […]

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  November 30, 2016   No comments
For the Love of Money

For the Love of Money

I read somewhere that the verse, 1 Timothy 6:10, is one of the most misquoted verses from the bible.  It goes like this: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from faith and pierced themselves with griefs.” (NIV) People misinterpret this verse […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments
Why Does Bad Stuff Happen to Good People?

Why Does Bad Stuff Happen to Good People?

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question, and have even asked it myself.  My daughter, my perfect four year old daughter who’s only sin was probably taking one of her brothers toys, was diagnosed with cancer when she was four years old. Four years old.  At that point can […]

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  November 15, 2016   1 comment
Rock Collection

Rock Collection

What can keep us separated from God? Jesus was asked once “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind”. The new, biggest TV, the shiniest car, jewelry, fashionable clothes. The latest smart phone. Money. These things […]

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  November 9, 2016   No comments
Live Free and Let Go!

Live Free and Let Go!

“Trust in the Lord with All your heart  and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 So as I sat down this morning to ponder the idea of letting go and freedom, I coincidentally experienced both […]

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  November 7, 2016   No comments
Second Chances

Second Chances

Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman where are they? Has no one condemned you? She said  “No one, Lord.”  And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” John 8:10-11 Writing about adultery was not on my list of things that I was looking forward to […]

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  November 1, 2016   No comments