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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In Order According to Plan

I respect when things are done in order according to plan. The opposite can be ridiculous, haphazard, and even dangerous. “Now, son of man, take a sharp sword and use it as a barber’s razor to shave your head and your beard” (Ezek. 5:1). This is exactly why I don’t recommend closing your eyes, opening […]

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Why Is It So Hard to be Like Jesus?

The prayer of my heart every day is to be more like Jesus. I have finally realized that I’m not doing well in this area. God must agree with me, because He sure is giving me lots of opportunities to practice. I heard someone say long ago to never pray for patience, because God will […]

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My Overactive Imagination and a Plate of Spaghetti

What do my overactive imagination and a plate of spaghetti have in common? Everything is connected to everything else! Women will understand this blog. Men, for the most part, will not because their brains resemble waffles. So, guys, save yourself the frustration and read only the second half of this blog. Ladies, enjoy. Several months […]

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A Repurposed Life for a Greater Purpose

A repurposed life is my current reality. For many years, I thought I had my life all figured out. I would always be a wife and mother of two daughters and work on staff at my church. Until Jesus came back, that was my plan. It was a good plan, but it was my plan, […]

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Spreading Jelly and Joy Makes Life Sweeter

Spreading jelly and joy are very similar. I arrived at this earth-shattering conclusion recently when my friend was having a bad day. “I’m struggling, Karen. Please pray for me to have joy again.” I knew what she meant. I’ve experienced those sad teary days too, and they’re no fun. So we prayed together. Later that […]

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Preach the Gospel, Die, and be Forgotten

“Preach the gospel, die, and be forgotten.” I needed to hear this today. Don’t we all, especially those of us in ministry? It takes me back to square one, to the moment I knew God spoke to my heart and called me to teach and preach His Word. I was twenty-five years old, married, and […]

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Walking on the Edge

I’m walking on the edge, but it’s not what you think. I’m not about to fall off for I am safe here. As a matter of fact, the edge is my happy place. Let me explain. First of all, the ‘edge’ of my day is the very same as the ‘margin’ of my day; the […]

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