Cavalry or Calvary–A World of Difference

The words cavalry and Calvary look very similar with the same beginning and end and often go undetected with spellcheck when used incorrectly. But there is a world of difference in their meaning and usage. “The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid of them, because by this time tomorrow I will hand all of them, slain, […]

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The Heart of a Butterfly

Inside every caterpillar is the heart of a butterfly. One day, the caterpillar stops crawling around with his friends and instead goes by himself to a twig or leaf, hangs upside down, and spins himself a silky cocoon or molts into a shiny chrysalis. Within its protective casing, God radically transforms the caterpillar. Breakthrough happens […]

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Only One Thing is Needful

Jesus said only one thing is needful. What is that one thing? Do we still need it today? This story is found in Luke 10:38-42. Here it is in the NIV. As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. […]

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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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