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

‘Come as you are’ – He meant it

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I heard of a man once that stood outside of a church. As he stood there, a church congregant walked outside to invite him in. When asked the question, the man replied, ‘I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been drinking. I can’t go in there,’ then he turned and walked away. If only that man knew howRead 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

Purpose in the Path

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Good Friday is quickly approaching. Always an incredible day to sit and reflect on what happened that day over two thousand years ago. A jaw dropping journey that still stirs our hearts in wonder as we process our feelings of inadequacy asking ourselves, ‘How can it be?’  A recent family hike led my mind toRead more

Rejection’s Web

‘Rejection is God’s protection’ – Alice Hunt Someone reading this quote in the midst of feeling rejected can easily wonder, ‘What kind of nonsense is this?’, ‘Why, if God is good, would He use pain as a means to protect?’ We have all found ourselves tangled in its intricate web and had these questions asRead 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

A threefold cord

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells us, Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together they keep warm, butRead more

False Perfection

‘If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content’ – LeoTolstoy Perfection is defined by Merriam-Webster as ‘Freedom from fault or defect’. It can be demonstrated through the appearance of our home, the clothes that we wear, the yard that we keep, the car that we drive, our work ethic, and various other ways, butRead more

Jesus’ Love makes Him our Ultimate Valentine

Like it, love it, hate it, loathe it, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Today, we celebrate a made up day to focus on the anything but made up beauty of love.  Some spend this day alone. Others, give or receive flowers, candies, gifts, expensive dinners, etc. If you’re like me you can skip all ofRead more

Ocean of uncertainty

This January air has me longing for summer, and reminiscent of a recent family vacation – a week spent laying on the hot HOT sand of a North Carolina beach. Memories carry me back to that wonderful, relaxing place with hot temperatures and a gorgeous lazy beach where we spent hours upon hours building sandRead more