Giving Thanks is Harder in the Storm

I can easily be happy and thankful to God when everything is going the way I think it should. Giving thanks is harder in the storm when nothing makes sense and everything looks dark and foreboding. However, God is worthy of my praise and thanksgiving at all times regardless of what I see or how […]

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The USA Presidential Race and the Good Race

The eyes of the world are fastened on the USA presidential race.  It’s that important where your vote and my vote matter.  As critical as the presidential race is to the spiritual health of our nation, there is another race of far greater significance that each of us runs every single day.  Paul calls it […]

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A Stranger in Our Home

A stranger in our home can disrupt and eventually destroy what God has joined together and blessed according to His divine plan.  How does this happen?  It happens when we let our guard down and when our boundaries are not strong enough to protect the precious contents of our marriage and family.  “Our inheritance has […]

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Breast Cancer: Same Diagnosis, Different Outcomes

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.  October can be a little bit sad for those of us who have walked through the pain of breast cancer.  I have a story to tell of two beautiful young ladies who were both diagnosed with breast cancer but had two very different outcomes.  Their lives bear witness to the […]

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Eight Years is a Long Time. (Part Three)

Dear One.  Eight years is a long time to be apart.  We love you.  We have forgiven you. God has done so much in our hearts and lives these past eight years for which we are grateful.  Only He can heal the deep pain of watching our child die, powerless to help.  On top of […]

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Is It Stubbornness or Narcissism? (Part Two)

Narcissism was probably not a word when the Bible was written by its forty authors over a period of 1600 years.  But does the Bible describe this human condition?  Is it stubbornness or narcissism? “For I knew how stubborn you were; your neck muscles were iron, your forehead was bronze” (Isaiah 48:4).  An iron neck […]

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The Truth is the Truth is the Truth (Part One)

I’ve often heard the expression, “The truth is the truth is the truth,” by those attempting to make a strong indisputable point.  But what is truth?  “Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on […]

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Spiritual Hoarding is a Real Thing

We have all heard stories about hoarders, but is spiritual hoarding a real thing?  Have you ever walked the thin path through a hoarder’s home stuffed with stuff they will never use again but can’t throw away because they think they may need it one day?  Things like newspapers and magazines stacked to the ceiling, […]

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A Sovereign Move of God: Saul to Paul

It was a sovereign move of God that knocked Saul off his ever-lovin’ donkey, opened his blind eyes, and transformed him into Paul (Acts 9:1-31). Saul was not expecting this.  He wasn’t praying to know the truth.  He thought he had it all figured out.  His goal and purpose in life was to eradicate this […]

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John Dressed Funny and Ate Weird Stuff

People thought John the Baptist dressed funny and ate weird stuff, but it didn’t stop him from proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matt. 3:2).  Others’ judgment of you should not stop you from doing what God has called you to do. Peter was brash, loud, obnoxious, and uneducated, interested in […]

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