Monthly Archives: November 2014

I declare

As a new believer, I found myself listening to Christian music with an intensity and hunger. The words were like a salve over my brokenness and regret and they encouraged me to know someone else felt the same way I … Continue reading

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Lights

‘Tis the Season for lights to shine brightly on trees, trimming houses, shining through windows at night. I love the imagery as it reminds us of the Star of David that shone on Bethlehem so many years ago, beckoning a … Continue reading

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Enduring

I sat at our Thanksgiving table yesterday with my husband, sons, and father-in-law, eating until our stomach were full, enjoying the company, the teasing jokes, the conversation. It was a good day. I starting thinking of those who don’t have … Continue reading

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Now by faith

Over the years on my Faith journey I have often read Hebrews 11, commonly referred to as the “Hall of Faith.”  This chapter is full of incredible examples throughout the Old Testament of men and women who followed God in … Continue reading

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The Root

The news stations and news feeds of our media have been flooded with commentaries, perspectives, and emotionally charged images from Ferguson, Missouri. Once again, race has taken the forefront. If true to form, the topic will grow tired and worn … Continue reading

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stomach stretching

My grandparents’ church hosted a Turkey Dinner every fall for over 70 years.  My great-grandmother, grandmother, grandfather, and other family members would help serve the meal to the families who bought the tickets to the dinner.  When our extended family arrived, we would … Continue reading

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Grateful Responsibility

This year is the first year we will not be spending Thanksgiving gathered around a table with multiple family members to give thanks. I will miss tossing rolls to my brother across the table or listening to the silly giggles … Continue reading

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Teaching

Today’s world is full of stories that stem from one person’s hatred for another. It could be their nationality, religious choices, sexual preferences, even the way a person voted that can trigger another person to hate. Why?? We may know … Continue reading

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containers

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 It isn’t us.  We are not the source of the power within us.  Jesus is … Continue reading

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Mulligans

I strive to not have regrets. I don’t mean living with a “take it or leave it” attitude, I mean living with care and striving to live with kindness. I don’t always succeed. Sometimes I fall flat on my face … Continue reading

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