We See Social Distancing and Quarantines in the Bible

Social distancing and quarantines are nothing new. We see them in the Bible. The greatest social distancing of all time was Noah and his family in the ark (Gen. 7:13)! We see it with Lot and his family in Genesis 19:16. Circumstances can dictate the need for social distancing. We also see it portrayed in […]

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Friendship Unleashed

It is refreshing to witness friendship unleashed today. Meet Heidi, a yellow lab mix, and her new best friend, Eli. Here’s their story as told by owner Chuck. “The coolest thing happened to me! I decided to go to the animal shelter to see if they might have a suitable companion for Heidi. She has […]

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Rest, Fun, Celebrations, and Camping

Rest, fun, celebrations, and yes, even camping!  Sounds like the best game plan ever!  And these were all God’s ideas from the beginning!  So why are they so elusive in today’s world?  Because some things just need to be planned and scheduled. Take a look at Leviticus chapter twenty-three.  I know.  Leviticus?  Really?  But there’s […]

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God’s Gold Mends the Broken Heart

God’s gold mends the broken heart. This truth was perfectly illustrated to me recently when a precious friend gave me a kintsugi heart necklace. This Japanese art form repairs broken pottery with seams of gold-infused lacquer to make the repaired object even more beautiful and valuable than it was originally. My new favorite necklace symbolizes […]

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On Suicide, 2020, and the Bible

Let’s talk about suicide, the New Year 2020, and the Bible.  This blog is not entirely bleak, so hang tight. I was always taught growing up that anyone who died by suicide went straight to hell.  I never questioned that statement, because I always believed the grown-ups in my life.  Many in my boomer generation […]

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Throw Your Tin Can Away

The beggar at the temple gate with tin can in hand was a common sight. He was there every day begging for money from those going into the temple courts (Acts 3:1-10). But this day would be different. “Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give […]

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More of Jesus–There’s Nothing Better!

There’s nothing better in this whole wide world than more of Jesus! Having more of Him is better than material wealth, physical healing, fixing all my problems, and yes, even my comfort. “How so?” I’m glad you asked. You see, Jesus is my very best Friend. I enjoy spending time with Him and getting to […]

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Only Room for One on Our Pedestal

When I step into my friend’s home, my eyes land on the focal point of beautiful flowers atop a pedestal, it’s beauty inviting and comfortable. Likewise, everyone has their own personal pedestal. We need to understand that there is only room for one on our pedestal, and it’s not us. Who occupies our heart’s pedestal? […]

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Purple Hull Peas and My Bible Have Much in Common

This summer, I discovered that purple hull peas and my Bible have much in common. Listen up; there’s a lesson here. One of the things I love about summer is going to the local farmer’s market and purchasing purple hull peas to put in my freezer, so my family can enjoy the taste of summer […]

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This is a Poke Cake, and This is My Heart

This is a poke cake. Doesn’t it look yummy with all the fluffy white Cool Whip on top? It started out as an ordinary white cake mix baked in a 13 x 9 cake pan. I took it out of the oven and let it cool. Then I took this wooden spoon, and with the […]

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