5 ways to add Jesus to your day

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I’ve found it to be an evolution of sorts – this living life surrendered to Jesus. Sure, there are areas I’ve handed over without much hesitation, but I confess there are others that I’ve had quite the hold on requiring the Lord’s scrubbing away at finger by finger in an effort to release my ironRead more

Sustained in the Wilderness

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Hungry is a powerful state. It changes our mood, physically weakens us, causes us to be tired, and throws off our mental capacity. Reading: Exodus 16 In this story, we see that the Israelites are in physical need. They’re hungry – so hungry in fact, that we find them wishing themselves back into the bondageRead more

Unwarranted Fear

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‘Mommy, I don’t want to do it,’ she cried. I could hear the tears in her voice, and feel the fear that gripped her as we spoke on the phone that day. Unable to scoop my daughter up and hold her through what was shaking her, I did what I could – I sat thereRead more

3 Steps to Hope in the Hopeless

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Rollo May was once quoted to say, ‘Depression is the inability to construct a future.’ While I whole heartedly believe these words, I’ll add to them by saying even before depression settles in, it is hopelessness that initiates the process of removing our ability to see our future. We all encounter hopelessness at some pointRead more

Modern Day Good Samaritan

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Reading: Luke 10:30-37 You ever run across a bible lesson thinking it basic in nature only to have a point in life that takes you back to its words making you feel as if it has hit you over the top of the head, forcing realization that there is way more to it than originallyRead more

Raising Chickens / Training Children

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As parents we are called to train our children, not asked to raise them. Psalms 127:3 tells us that, ‘Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.’ They are a God given gift presented to us with the instruction we find in Proverbs 22:6 telling us to ‘Train up aRead more

How to pray when stress has you bound

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Prayer by definition is talking to God. Based on that simple definition, it should be a pretty easy task to accomplish considering we utter anywhere from 10,000 – 20,000 words a day. How hard can it be to direct just a few of them to the God of creation? For a lot, it’s not –Read more

He set me free

‘He set me free He set me free He broke the bonds of prison for me I’m glory bound my Jesus to see Glory to God he set me free’ Words of a song – beautiful words at that, but when sang by a believer they become words that do more than just sound goodRead more

El-Roi, the God who sees

Some days we are stuck in our own mess of worry and stress. We read in Genesis of Hagar and her mess of worry and stress as she and her son were ushered from their home and sent on their way in the desert. It was in that desert when Hagar believed her son toRead more

Who is worried?

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 20:1-18 ‘And Jehoshaphat feared,’ who could blame him?  After all, there was a great multitude headed his way to destroy Judah, a justifiable reason, if you ask me. But he doesn’t handle his worry the same way I expected. Jehoshaphat didn’t stop at his emotion like we often see and experience, scriptureRead more