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When it’s Hard to See the Joy

When it’s Hard to See the Joy

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient […]

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  March 26, 2020   1 comment
Social Media Got You Drained?

Social Media Got You Drained?

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) In times such as these, social media can feel like a distraction from the stress when it really just adds to it. Is your social media usage lifting you up or draining your positivity? You get to be in […]

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  March 26, 2020   No comments
21-Day Experiment: Day 1

21-Day Experiment: Day 1

Question: Are there some things in your life you are reluctant to give up in order to follow Jesus completely? What would it cost you to burn them (v19)? Paul in Ephesus While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked […]

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  April 16, 2018   1 comment
All For Love

All For Love

I don’t think we truly remember or understand the great love our Lord and Savior endured for us, All for love. I know I didn’t until 4 years ago. I was raised to thank Jesus for his sacrifice but I never really understood what that meant. When I understood that sacrifice it changed my life. […]

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  March 31, 2018   No comments
Stories Are An Incredible Gift

Stories Are An Incredible Gift

As a child (and even as a teenager), I loved to sit on my Nanny’s bed and watch her get ready for the day.  She was very particular about her appearance and never left the house without her hair precisely coiffed and her makeup perfected.  Most days I would listen to her sing, but sometimes […]

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  March 30, 2018   No comments
Twirly Dress and Palms

Twirly Dress and Palms

We grew up Catholic and I liked Palm Sunday because who wouldn’t want to twirl in a Spring dress and wave some Palm Branches as a kid.  And the best part was, we got to take those palms home.  As a child hearing the story of Palm Sunday, it seemed so exciting and joyous. See, […]

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  March 28, 2018   No comments
Our Family Tree

Our Family Tree

Over the past few years there has been a resurgence in wanting to know our ancestors and for some wanting to take it one step further our DNA and how it explains our lineage and history. Sites like ancestory.com and myheritage.com have allowed users to discover their elusive ancestors and build out on those branches […]

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  March 27, 2018   No comments
Making the Decision to Trust God in a Challenge

Making the Decision to Trust God in a Challenge

The well-known story of David & Goliath is often touted as the tale of an underdog.  Sure, David was the underdog in this story, but many of us likely overlook the lesson we can learn about how we face challenges. Almost instantly, the men of Israel back down and back away when they see Goliath. […]

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  March 24, 2018   1 comment
Wise Choices

Wise Choices

Wisdom can be hard to come by these days.  There is so much opinion available that it can be hard to hear what God is really trying to tell us.  Yoda, Mr. Rodgers and King Solomon come to mind when I think of wise people. In the Old Testament in the book of 1 Kings […]

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  March 20, 2018   No comments
The Ten Commandments….Why?

The Ten Commandments….Why?

A preface to the Lord writing The Ten Commandments was the Israelites leaving Egypt and entering the wilderness.  I think that this is important to remember to help us to relate to what the Israelites may have been facing.  Many of us have both an “Egypt” in our lives — times of bondage and servanthood […]

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  February 28, 2018   No comments