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A New Day

A New Day

I am by definition a morning person. Even on vacation, I am usually up around 6 a.m.. The upside of this is that I get to see the sunrise. The colors that light up the sky as the sun starts to come up is my favorite moment. […]

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Kindness

Kindness

“…do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” Romans 2:4 We can all probably remember working with or studying under a harsh or highly critical teacher or instructor.  I still […]

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Take the Training Wheels Off

My son learned how to ride his bike without training wheels this week.  This has been a long time coming.  He was very comfortable riding around our neighborhood with them.  Several months ago, we took one wheel off and riding became a little difficult.  A short while […]

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No Cruise Control Here

No Cruise Control Here

Why does life seem so hard sometimes? I may have wondered this a few times in my lifetime: My first job was so stressful, I woke up with my stomach in knots every morning wondering what I would be criticized for. Days prior to my first Thanksgiving […]

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Thanking God for Olives

Thanking God for Olives

Have you ever wanted to tell the world to just slow down and wait for you? I have. There was a season of my life when I felt as if everyone else was progressing to the next level of life while my life was in standstill mode. […]

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Grateful Words

Grateful Words

“Sometimes I wonder if you really like what you do.” The “I” was my husband talking to me about my involvement in ministry. “Well, of course I do!  What would make you think that?” “The way that you talk about it…”.  His response hit me hard.  I […]

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Beauty for Ashes

Our first Thanksgiving in Texas was quite memorable, but not because of a festive dinner. We were in the emergency room with our infant son and eventually learned that he had suffered from a stroke. In the months to follow, we saw its impact on his little […]

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He is Moved

He is Moved

The past few weeks my heart has been moved by prayer requests for really heavy situations….a single mother whose teenage son has been diagnosed as bipolar and exhibits self destructive tendencies, an acquaintance who hasn’t spoke to her twin sister in decades, a friend who is heartbroken […]

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If We Don’t Lead…

If We Don’t Lead…

I’ve never thought of myself as a leader. Even something as simple as heading a baby or bridal shower gives me stress. How about I make the spinach dip and someone else be in charge? Please!!! But every now and then, whether I like it or not, […]

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Know Your Enemy

Know Your Enemy

The Old Testament’s historical account of the Israelites, their time as slaves in Egypt under Pharaoh has been often metaphorically compared to a Christian’s life before accepting Christ. Reading through Exodus, the obvious enemies for the captive Israelites were Egypt and Pharaoh. Let’s first look at what […]

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