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Jesus already knew what He was going to do. He still does…

Seldom is there a quick solution to life’s complex problems. Why?! Quick solutions are usually not thorough solutions. Time and twists and turns are needed to teach us the lessons that will keep us steady…determined to live life with the authenticity and love that God intends. Continue reading

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Feeling Trapped…? Said It All? Think Words Are The Answer in THIS Situation?

As I read this, I was thinking of a heartbreaking situation that is happening in our family. Each of us has done what we know to do, sometimes to a fault, sometimes with God’s leading. We have reached a place where we know there is likely nothing left we can do. We have set out the boundaries and asked for a choice to be made.

Still…we tend to wonder…should we try/say this one more thing?
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Clenched Teeth or Refreshed Bones?

Leaning to our own understanding…gritting our teeth and doing the very best we know how to do…acting from the gut or instinct or even experience can wear us thin…wear us to the bone. Continue reading

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When Nothing Seems to Make Sense… (Faith to Bridge the Gap)

So…the pattern is there. The pattern of tragedy and God’s work. Some respond to His hand and His love and some reject both. Continue reading

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He Gave His Life…Will He Not Also Graciously Give Us the Rest?

He created us, He knows better than we what makes us tick. He knows how to bring us out of the mire and move us into a place of peace and productivity…because He knows who we are in the deepest recesses of our hearts and minds and desires. Continue reading

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satan . I know, I Didn’t Capitalize His Name…

satan . I know, I didn’t capitalize his name. ‘Nuff said. Continue reading

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God Allows What He Hates In Order to Accomplish What He Loves…Joni Erickson Tada

Think of the most painful things that have happened to you recently and if not recently…in years gone by. Continue reading

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Do I Dare Ask Nothing?…

“Life change comes when we receive life with thanks and ask for nothing to change”. Ann Voskamp… I read this and put a little heart by it but I had to surround the heart with question marks. On some level this is true and I love the peace and rest that it suggests to my heart but I question. Continue reading

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Sometime Later, The Brook (That God Provided) Dried Up…

God provided a brook for Elijah during a dry and thirsty time.  But the Bible says, “Sometime later…the brook dried up.” Do you feel like your brook has dried up?  Perhaps your emotions are dried up, your prayers feel dried … Continue reading

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Lord…Teach Me To…Surrender!

Psalm 27:8 (NIV) 8  My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek. Dr. David Jeremiah is an extremely solid Pastor and someone we sometimes sat under when our daughter was attending Christian Heritage College … Continue reading

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That Which Rocks Us…Will Always Rock the World Around Us…We Choose!

Philippians 1:6b (NIV) 6  … being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 9 This is my prayer that your love may abound more … Continue reading

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Choosing to Live Above the Fray!

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10 –Read the whole chapter!) By sitting at the feet of Jesus, Mary chose the better way! (Luke 10:39-41) For God is not a God of disorder but of peace! (I … Continue reading

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What A Tangled Web We Weave…Thank You, Mother!

Ephesians 4:25 (MSG) 25  What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense. Tell your neighbor the truth. In Christ’s body we’re all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you … Continue reading

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Answers for a Wounded Heart?

  Daniel 3:16-20  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to … Continue reading

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The Answer Really Is…On The Way!

Daniel 10:12-13: Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding {this} and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in … Continue reading

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