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Lose Weight FAST!

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Throughout history people have tried to be like God. Some have falsely abused power, wielding it over others, as if they knew the first thing about God and how He works…instilling fear to gain followers or a false sense of admiration or respect. Others have set up behavioral patterns, as well as religious observances, many […]

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Fear Has No Future

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Jason and I celebrated 20 years of marriage in June, but since January, we’ve been dreaming and planning out the details for a trip to Spain, just the two of us.  We have spent hours and hours looking through books, reading reviews, mapping out our adventures, talking about it on date nights, road trips, in […]

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It’s Important for you to Know

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It’s important for you to know I don’t always hate myself. It’s important because it is the truth. And “hate” is a big word, one which isn’t truly accurate for how I feel day in and day out.  But for those of you who struggle with the person in the mirror on occasion, you know […]

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X Does Not Equal Y

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“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.”   – Bob Goff, author of “Love Does”(mandatory must read for the summer…) Recently I had a conversation with someone who was creating doctrines out of “one-liners,” essentially judging the behaviors of others with consequences they saw fitting from the […]

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The Next 90 Days

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I’m not a consistent blog reader, or writer, obviously.  It goes in waves, sometimes because I have time, sometimes as the crow flies, other times if I’m inspired to write, or read, if there’s a good link from a trusted friend.  Yada, yada. So, this friend who is a missionary is home on furlough.  We […]

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On Any Given Day

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“We’re not keeping quiet, not on your life!  Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.  There’s far more here than meets the eye.  The things we see now are […]

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A Whole Lotta Tongue in Cheek

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Recently someone I know posted a picture of himself being baptized as an infant.  His caption had some sort of smart ass sentiment about “water boarding” and “for shame…I was just a baby.”  It got me thinking.  I started attending church at the same age he was in the picture.  That was about 41 years […]

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The Written Word

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Every. Single. Day. All. Over. The. World. Things. Happen. That. Are. Horrible. And I don’t understand.  But instead of being gripped with fear, overcome with worry, or lashing out in anger, I go to The One who sees the bigger picture and I sit.  I sit before The One Who was and is and is […]

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The Tortoise and the Hare

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When I think of turtles, images from Eric Carle’s books come to mind since I have a toddler and these are on my shelves and in my hands most afternoons before nap time. If I said the word “turtle” to my husband, I bet you a zillion dollars visions of pecans covered in caramel covered […]

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INTENTIONAL PUPIL

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God’s been having me write out some scriptures for myself to study and really chew on, if you will.   For me, writing it down, or typing it, helps get it into my heart more and more.   He’s really put it on my heart to be an intentional pupil of His Word, like basically […]