Rains and Valleys, how to survive the unlivable.

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Matthew 5:45 ‘…It rains on the just and the unjust alike.’ – This is one of those statements in the Bible that just doesn’t make sense to me? Elsewhere in the same book, we are told that God is good, His plan for us is good, and what the Devil intends for bad – GodRead more

Prayerful Send off – Day 15 – Off They Go

Today marks the last day of our prayerful sendoff to Back-to-School 2018. While our prayers here may be ending, our prayers for these precious students cannot. One of my favorite old Church songs to sing contains a line that says, ‘This world is not my home I’m just a passing through,’ In John 17:14, weRead more

How an outward focus leads to unrealized opportunities

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I have this plant in the landscape around our home… My husband knows my love for flowers so for Mother’s Day this year, off to a local garden center we went. There we loaded up on gorgeous plants possessing exquisite pops of color that were just what I wanted to spice up our landscape. UponRead 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

The Gift in plain sight

We have a tradition in our home -probably the same as some of you. It involves an ugly pickle ornament that hangs toward the top of our Christmas tree. A conversation peice for sure! Our children love this ornament due to the nights that have been spent leading up to Christmas day when each childRead more

The Beauty of the Thorn

Reading: 2 Corinthians 12 1-10 We have two rose bushes planted in the landscape around our home. They are stunning and fragrant, I enjoy gazing upon them when they are in full bloom, but I must admit that I dread getting them to that point. Getting them to that beautiful bloom requires working in theRead more

Lead me Lord

I love the outdoors, I love to be moving and exploring, but there is something special about curling up in a warm blanket on the couch sitting next to a lit up Christmas tree. I could sit there all night enjoying such a sweet and comfortable atmosphere. As a people, we love comfort, and weRead more

God spoke

With His word, God spoke all things into existence. With His breath, he breathed life into our lungs…His word is life giving.  I wonder…what would happen? What power would be unleashed if we allowed it to be spoken into our lives TODAY?  Open your Bible today, read His life giving word, and let it transformRead more

We say…

We say …  We need hope … He says, ‘I am’ We need strength… He says, ‘I am’ We need rest… He says, ‘I am’ We need peace…He says, ‘I am’ We need deliverance…He says, ‘I am’ We need healing…He says, ‘I am’ We need salvation…He says, ‘I am’ We need victory…He says, ‘I am’Read more

God of my tomorrow

Ever catch yourself in a day dream, not the kind where your laying on the beach listening to the soothing sound of the waves coming in relaxing and lulling you to sleep. No, that would be blissful, but not the kind in which I am referring. The kind I am talking about is the oneRead more