Faith Like a Rubber Band

In Articles/Devotions

Do you remember those rubber band balls people made for their desk? A pile of them on my desk just seemed wasted because they did not get used for their intended purpose. We started them with only a few rubber…

See A Need. Meet A Need.

In Articles/Devotions

As I rounded the bend in the road, the stop light turned red. I pulled slowly up to a stop waiting patiently for the light to change. A very thin, scruffy gentleman was standing to my right with a dark…

The Spirit We’re Given

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control.                                  -2 Timothy 1:7   I got into several…

Desperate Prayers

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I was leading a discussion group the other day and one of the women admitted to me that she had  taken a few steps back in her relationship with Jesus. A short while back, she had been going through some…

Finding joy in trials

How to Find Joy in Trials

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My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4 NKJV I don’t know about…

Our Questioning Jesus

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Jesus understood the art of conversation.  He utilized the long known answer to effective dialogue, to give and take, to drawing another into the discussion, the goal in mind, understanding of one for another, the open-ended question. His questions caused…

To Please People or God?

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People pleasing seems ingrained into my genes. I’ve tried to get rid of, unsuccessfully, with many attempts. If you are like me, perhaps, you have felt the same way. The consequences can be devastating, and it is because we were…

Finding Your Passion

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I recently went on vacation with my family as most people do during the summer months. We spent a week at the beach swimming in the ocean, playing with the dolphins, and visiting the Kennedy Space and Rocket Center. It…

Pride, Disobedience, and All Kinds of Ugly

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So, its raw and real time here. I normally focus my writing on encouraging moms and while that may be weaved on through this piece my purpose is to challenge you in some areas. That just sounds so fun doesn’t it? Have…

Don’t Forget Who You’re Dealing With

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It is woefully easy to slip into worry about our own lives or the circumstances around us. Our eyes drift from Jesus and rest on what seem to be impossible situations. Destructive choices of our loved ones, financial difficulties, illnesses–they…

Singing Praises to Him

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On any given day you will find me humming, singing, or watching worship songs/videos.  If only I could really sing.  If only my voice would sound like the worship leaders out there.  You know the ones that open their mouth…