Category Archives: maturing in Christ

No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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In power /empower- a cautionary tale

There is a movement growing in society that tells women that they have power to tap into and use to “rise up”, “overcome”, “stand up”, “take over”, “breakthrough”, and “take charge.” I have seen book after book title calling for … Continue reading

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Subtlety

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God call the light “day” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was … Continue reading

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First and ten

I grew up in a family that spent a lot of time around the football (American) field. My dad was a high school coach; my earliest memories are of climbing around on the bleachers during the games. I attended almost … Continue reading

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Purging Sizes

About seven years ago I changed my food choices and in the process lost close to forty pounds. I felt fantastic, great energy, all the things people are told will happen when a person loses weight. I suddenly had to … Continue reading

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Empty hands

When I became a believer I found the stories I had heard during Sunday School. I wanted to see them with new eyes, a new heart. So many times we dismiss the stories of Noah and the Ark, Daniel in … Continue reading

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Nots and knots

Walking with God and growing in my faith is something I yearn to do well. There are days when I “phone it in” and days when I roll up my sleeves. Then I have days when it seems like I … Continue reading

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Sticky things

The past week has been full of so many demands and unexpected things that it felt good to be stuck at home due to a blizzard over the weekend. The snow drifts made going to church impossible so I chose … Continue reading

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When I rise

This morning our area awoke to more snow. The roads are covered, drivers are giving themselves extra space to slow down and stop. Some cars were not so lucky overnight and now wait for someone to come and pull them … Continue reading

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Mathematics

Years ago I was involved with a Bible study led by a wonderful woman and friend who had a powerful prayer life. When a challenge would arise that warranted extra prayer I would teasingly say, “Maggie, when you pray I … Continue reading

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