Prayer Works, Use It

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How many times have we said, “I’ll pray for you!” and then, we don’t. It has happened to me a lot. Prayer works though. Like, God hears us and answers. He really does hear us! So, why is it so…

Am I A Good Neighbor?

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About 2000 years ago a man asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus’ response was the much-loved and oft-told tale of the Good Samaritan. The answer in a nutshell? A good neighbor is one who has compassion on and shows…

I Have No Idea Why

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Sometimes it’s the summer months when it strikes. Other times it is when a news article comes across my screen. Either way, it conjures up all sorts of emotions ranging from guilt to fear. Survivor’s guilt overwhelms at times and…

Bravery in Restlessness and Waiting

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Have you ever been in a life season where you question what is normal, or what is even happening? Which way is up and down? Maybe you’re looking at a change of jobs. Maybe you’re moving houses, cities, states, or…

Steps to Hearing From God

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A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD determines his steps.  (Proverbs 16:9) In the busyness of everyday life, the challenge to hear God’s voice can seem impossible.  Few things have more impact on listening than our attitudes.  If…

Gentle Lessons

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If I were to describe my six year old; I would describe her as willful, yet, yielding when coached with love. She’s  full of character. Full of courage and determination. She’s sympathetic with a playful spirit. Making us laugh comes…

Let Your Hands Drop

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When friends are struggling with some life difficulty, I tap into a small arsenal of bible verses that I share as encouragement. I am focusing on one of these in particular here because, as often as I share it and…

Giving AND Receiving Gifts

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Another one of the Love Languages, described by Gary Chapman, is Giving and Receiving Gifts. Often times, people will feel most loved when thought is put into the perfect gift, a Christmas present, birthday present or just a random “just…

A Work In Progress

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You know, I thought that once I got saved a magic wand would be waved, and everything in my life would fall into place. I would transform overnight to this devoted Christian that helps other new Christians with their faith….

Clouds

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Clouds.  Every single one is different and beautiful in its own unique way. Their beauty is fleeting though; much like so many things in our life. Call it part of some scientific process or just another mysterious phenomenon we can’t…

Reality Check

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When my feet hit the floor each morning, reality usually smacks me in the face. Depending on the day, it may go something like this:  head straight to the coffee pot, “do not pass go”, because the coffee is more…