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Month: February 2015

Just Like Esther

Just Like Esther

A few years ago, I spent about 6 months studying the Book of Esther for a ladies’ Bible study I was leading at our church.   And a few of the main lessons I took away from that study have been “swirling” around in my mind over the past several weeks.  I thought I would share them in hopes of encouraging some of you. Having grown up in church, I have heard this exciting story – the story of  Queen…

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Tips on Parenting

Tips on Parenting

We had 10 days until we were moving out of state.  I was one week overdue with our first baby and began feeling a bit overwhelmed!  Okay, I was feeling a LOT overwhelmed!  Our baby girl did not want to make her entrance any time soon and I was convinced I would be the first woman ever in the history of the world, to be pregnant forever. Then, the day arrived.  After hours upon hours of labor and over two…

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What Is True Love?

What Is True Love?

Typically I am not one to weigh in on the latest trends or fads, upcoming movies or the top 10 music groups.  I have my opinions about all of those topics, just like the next person, but I usually keep my thoughts to myself on the matters. Last week I was involved in a ministry outside of my home and the topic of a movie was brought up.  I listened as the ladies around me began to share about a…

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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Have you ever heard a song that maybe you have heard before, but for some reason you actually listened to it this time, and the Lord used it to speak to the deep places in your heart?  I had that happen to me recently. I was busy in my kitchen doing dishes and getting lunch ready.  As is pretty usually for me, I was listening to the Christian radio station while I was doing my work.  And on came a…

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I Love My Church Family!

I Love My Church Family!

I absolutely LOVE our church family!  I can honestly say I have never been a part of a church that has been quite like this one.  A church body that truly exudes the love of Christ! When we first moved to the south I felt uncertain and probably a bit insecure!  This Cali girl had never lived in the south before, nor had I lived in the country!  Now, let me explain because I know some people probably wouldn’t even…

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Welcome Our New Guest Writer!

Welcome Our New Guest Writer!

I am thrilled to introduce you to a dear friend of mine!  She is a fellow Pastor’s wife, mama, and friend to many!  The Lord allowed our paths to cross 15 years ago and I am so thankful He did.  We met at college and were introduced by a mutual friend who said, “I think the two of you would hit it off!”  Boy was he ever right!  It has been a joy to get to know her, and just…

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Learning true Hospitatlity

Learning true Hospitatlity

We were getting ready to have company and my house did not look how I wanted it to.  I don’t set a high standard for myself….. just you know, perfection.  🙂 I folded the laundry, ran the vacuum, got the bathroom wiped down, and just when I thought I was done, there was a sticky spot I noticed on the floor!  The floors!  Oh my!  Look at them!  I suddenly could not remember when the last time I ran the…

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