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Sharing Jesus With Our Children

Sharing Jesus With Our Children

In my devotions this week I have been working my way through the book of Judges. Earlier this past week I read chapter 2 and as I read the Lord caused two verses to stand out to me. Isn’t it amazing that as we read God’s Word it really is alive and the Holy Spirit seems to highlight just what He wants us to glean that day!   On this particular day it was verses 10 & 11, “And there…

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Praising On The Mountain and In The Valley

Praising On The Mountain and In The Valley

 “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3 With Thanksgiving being only about a week behind us, the giving of thanks has probably been often on our hearts. Many sat around a table with ones we hold dear and gave a word or two of thanksgiving for what God has done in their lives. It was definitely an appropriate time to give thanks and how grateful I am for a day set aside simply…

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What If We Gave Everything

What If We Gave Everything

Have you ever known someone to be a complete fanatic over something they were passionate about? If you are on any social media accounts you can find people who are crazy for whatever product they are selling! Anything from fingernails to exercise, their lives are consumed with what they are passionate about.  Their actions may seem odd, their life style drastically changed, but they are committed to their cause and they will not give in or give up. The other…

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Praying “Thy Will be done….” When I Really Want mine!

Praying “Thy Will be done….” When I Really Want mine!

Have you ever stopped to think about the prayer Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane when He asked the Lord to let the cup pass from Him, but ended His prayer with, “Nevertheless, not my will but Thine be done.” {Luke 22:42} Here Jesus was about to go to the cross, to die an awful death, and experience true loneliness and agony. He laid His desire before His Father, but Jesus was willing to accept the will of God…

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The Artist At Work In Us

The Artist At Work In Us

We have an aspiring artist in our family.  I have found artistic work all around my house in various places. The world is her canvas, or so she thinks! One day I left our living room for a few minutes and when I returned I found a gigantic smiley face on our tiled floor.  I’m talking huge. It was quite obvious that the artist had struck again and she found out {once again} that Mama was not thrilled with her…

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Rejection Does Not Define Us

Rejection Does Not Define Us

Rejection. What swirls through your mind when you hear that word? Do memories flood through you and put you right back to the very moments when you experienced it?  Wounds so deep and numerous tears, some still fairly close to the surface. All of us have a need to belong, to feel loved, to know we are accepted. So when rejection strikes, it hurts far more than we know how to express.  We begin to doubt who we are, we…

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I asked for change and God changed Me!

I asked for change and God changed Me!

For quite sometime now my husband and I have been praying for God to do a work in our church.  We have asked Him to change our church in order for us as a body of believers to reflect more of Him. We have been on the front lines of battle fighting for different hearts and souls, asking the Lord to draw those who have strayed back to Him.  As we have prayed, do you know what has happened? We…

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Encouragement for Moms, pt. 3

Encouragement for Moms, pt. 3

As a mom there are times when I honestly feel like I’m just not sure if I am doing this parenting thing right! How do I raise my kids in Christ? What does that mean? How do I handle different parenting moments?  Discipline? There have been moments in my life when the reality that is parenting overwhelms me!  I want to do this SO right. but how do I do that? My third and final encouragement in this mini series…

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When Life Hurts and the enemy is Bearing Down

When Life Hurts and the enemy is Bearing Down

It had been a long night that had accompanied an even longer day.  Sleep was evading me and I quietly slipped out of bed, found my favorite cozy pair of slippers, and silently tip-toed my way into our living room. Curling up in my familiar spot on our brown micro-suede couch I reached for my Bible. With puffy eyes I cracked open God’s Word, not really knowing even where to begin reading.  My heart was so broken.  I had a…

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Failure or of Great Value?

Failure or of Great Value?

There I was, pushing my shopping cart and trying to hold it together.  My toddler was not interested in sitting in the cart, holding onto the cart, or even acting as if I was their mother!  Their desire to run around the store was overwhelming their very being and if I could just get the cart out of the way and get this toddler to the car life would be so much better. I could feel the stares as my toddler…

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