Take the risk, say yes.

“Hey MOM!”… “Can I do this?” “Can we do that?” “Can we go here…wait…How about we go there?” “Can we? Can we? Can we, please?” We are seven sentences into this and I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted by these simple questions consistently asked by the sweetest little humans this world hasRead more

God gave you a purpose? Now what do you do?

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This is a picture of my vision board – don’t laugh…actually – go ahead let’s laugh together, I realize it’s blank, leading a person to sarcastically wonder, what sort of vision is this? Give me a moment to explain – the fact that I now own this MASSIVE (blank) pin board is a HUGE deal.Read more

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

When we let God be GOD

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‘Take these feelings away.’ That was the prayer racing through my mind as I lay awake in bed that night. Now on night two of these frustrated words rattling me from sleep, I desperately wanted this feeling to leave, yet there it was again, and I couldn’t shake it. Giving up on my seemingly unansweredRead 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

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

Redeemed

I don’t know about you, but I have a love for words. I can pinpoint the moment when my love for them began. It was years ago, I was talking with my boss at the time, and laid out a common saying. I could tell what I said took him by suprise as he lookedRead more