Teachableness is a Worthwhile Personal Goal

Teachableness is a worthwhile personal goal for this new year. Learning more of God’s Word and growing in relationship with my Savior hinges proportionally on the degree to which I am teachable. Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin is beautifully recounted in Acts chapter seven. All goes well with the high priest and his colleagues as […]

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Welcome 2021 and Get Spiritually Healthy

Welcome 2021! We are so glad to see you! Yes, we are! What will 2021 look like for you? Why not invite God to show up and show out in your life! But, what will you do differently to help facilitate that? One thing we can all do is make God’s Word a priority each […]

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Among a Mother’s Greatest Treasures are Her Memories

“Mary treasured all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:51). Among a mother’s greatest treasures are her memories. “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). We are all familiar with Luke chapter two and the Christmas story, but I want to take a closer look at the […]

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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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