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Would Others Know You’re A Christian If You Didn’t Tell Them?

The Question… One question I am humbled by: Would others know I am a Christian if I did not tell them so? Think of how we act around others, at the grocery store, in traffic, or even in our own homes. Jesus said in John 13:34-35, “…love one another.  In the same way I loved […]

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Compassion, Giving, & Becoming Less Selfie-Centered

My heart is full.  Today I received a letter (actually three letters) from a sweet 5 year-old boy who lives in Kenya.  He told me in the letters that his favorite color is green, that he loves cornbread, his favorite song is “Jesus Loves Me,” he enjoys playing football (soccer), and he wants to become […]

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Choosing to Live in Hope, Not Guilt

We Don’t Have to Live With Guilt & Shame Guilt and shame are not from God; God gives hope .  Sometimes I think that we are so “used” to hearing the devil’s lies that we tolerate them on a daily basis.  It’s like we have a rain cloud floating over us where ever we go, […]

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Butter Dishes & Breaking Bad Habits

I save butter dishes and plastic bowls. When I was young, I remember my grandmother saving every plastic container:  butter bowls, Cool Whip containers, sour cream dishes…all of them neatly stacked and stored along with the matching lids.  After dinner we would store left-overs in these plastic containers of many sizes and shapes.  It became […]

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Pain: How a Bicycle Changed My Perspective

Have you ever been in a place where things are falling into place perfectly in your life only to have a “life bomb” drop and explode in your face?  Maybe you had a wonderful job, a loving companion, you were healthy, or a loving support system of friends and family.  Then something happened….you were in pain, disappointed […]

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I Am What God Says I Am

Have you ever had a dream where you were so upset you were sobbing in the dream? I woke up this morning,earlier than usual, because of a dream that ended with gut wrenching tears.  It was not a bad dream.  It was a simple dream where I was in a race, but I was confused […]