Faith

A Promise of Protection

I love how the Word of God is alive and grabs our attention in different ways. Today, I want to share my musings on a familiar verse. I have heard it numerous times, but today I see it with different eyes. You are probably familiar with Isaiah 54:17: “no weapon formed against you shall prosper” (NKJV). That is a powerful…

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Faith

The Heat is On

Hello, friends! This week threw me off a little. Literally and figuratively! As you know, our daughter has been playing softball this year. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to attend her games! This past Wednesday was her second game. It was the first one out of school. The girls have been practicing for a few weeks now;…

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Faith

Remembering Gratitude

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about gratitude and how it can change our perspective. I came across something I wrote a while back and to be honest, I had already forgotten that day… One of the things I like about writing is how you can look at where you’ve been, what you’ve learned, and how God has carried…

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Faith

Lessons for the Heart

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a change of heart. I want to linger here a little because as I continue reading 1 Samuel, the matter of the heart keeps pulling me in. Perhaps those are the cords of kindness God uses to bring us closer to Him; the words He whispers to our hearts through His Word……

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Faith, Marriage

Step into His World

It was a hot summer afternoon. The sun shined bright and a few scattered white clouds danced across the blue sky. Green palm trees provided a frame for the view. The red sandy clay was hot under our feet and contrasted beautifully against the green grass next to it. It was a hot day but our spirits were refreshed. The…

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Faith

A Change Of Heart

You may have heard or even used the phrase “change of heart” before. The phrase normally refers to “a change in one’s opinion or feelings on a matter” (freedictionary.com). Today, I challenge you to see this phrase in a different way. Let me share with you how reading the book of Samuel has me thinking of another type of change of…

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Faith, Womanhood

When It Rains, It Pours

Do you know those weeks when everything seems to happen at once and you just can’t catch up? As the saying goes: when it rains, it pours. That is the type of week I’ve had… since last week. It’s been raining projects at work, to do’s at home, and commitments at church. It’s pouring, friends… I had a plan, you…

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Faith

Refreshment for the Soul

This weekend was one of work but also refreshment. My heart is full and my spirit infused with a dose of strength for the journey. Today, I want to share encouragement out of the overflow of what I received this weekend during our church’s 31st anniversary conference. If I had to pick one thing that spoke to me the most, it…

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Faith, Womanhood

Making Better Choices – Part 2

Today we dive into Part 2 of Making Better Choices. If you missed Part 1, I invite you to read it as it lays the groundwork for this post. As a recap, making better choices begins with setting your mind on the Spirit (Romans 8:5). Today we‘ll explore what “setting your mind” means. What does it mean to “set your mind’?…

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Faith, Womanhood

Making Better Choices – Part 1

He was sprinting down the street, dressed in workout clothing, decidedly making a healthy choice for his body… I was merely an observer passing by but what struck me the most about this picture was the guy was smoking a cigarette while taking his power-walk… Taking a brisk walk does wonders for your health but what good is it if…

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Faith, Womanhood

Staying Encouraged

This weekend I unexpectedly learned something about encouragement while working out. After a little “break” in my exercise routine, I went back on Saturday to get reacquainted with my frenemy: the gym. We have a complicated relationship. I usually like doing classes because they keep me engaged and am more likely to push myself through the whole hour. It may…

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Creativity, Faith

It Takes Courage to be Yourself

Today I’m sharing something different from previous posts. Lately I have been thinking about writing and the courage it takes to “put yourself out there”, so to speak. As a Christian, it also takes courage to act different from others and speak about your faith in a hostile world. Yet, that is precisely why the message of Jesus is so needed. This…

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Faith, Motherhood

The Prophetic Mouth

Who knew playing Bingo with my daughter would remind me about the power of words?!? It was a lazy summer day – the perfect day to play board games, my daughter suggested.  Eager to comply with her request, I asked her to pick a few games. There among her favorites, lied an old-timer we had not played in a while:…

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