Is Your Mouth Destroying Your Life?

Is Your Mouth Destroying Your Life?

The cashier’s first words to me today were, “2022 was a horrible year. I’m glad it’s over.” When I pulled into my neighborhood after leaving the store, I saw a friend and rolled down my car window. Before I could ask how he was, he volunteered, “Aren’t you glad 2022 is over?” I asked, “Was…

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Abuse is Abuse is Abuse

Abuse is Abuse is Abuse

Abuse is abuse is abuse. Even if an abuser sits in your pews. Or someone you may sit next to in the congregation.  And, God forbid if it be the man you see in the mirror!   Just like the number of divorce is no different among Christians and non Christians, abuse occurs within highly…

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Never Alone

Never Alone

I had only been driving a few months when my dad told me to go to the store and pick up a few things.  My grandparents were visiting and my mom needed a few groceries.  It never occurred to me to check the gas gage (a problem I still have today), and on the way…

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Prophecy. Is That Still A Thing?

Prophecy. Is That Still A Thing?

Maybe it was the pandemic or the 2020 election, but remember not all that long ago when the “internet prophets” rose up and had…pretty much daily words “from the Lord”? Don’t worry. I’m not getting political–wouldn’t even think of going there. But I am going to get Scriptural–like in the Bible.   I remember that…

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Betrayal

Betrayal

He sat in his tent, rocking back and forth.  Over and over he said, “Bless the Lord, oh my soul.  Bless the Lord, oh my soul.  Did you hear me soul?  I said bless the Lord.”  On and on, like some kind of refrain, he continued until the fear that threatened to paralyze him dissipated. …

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Treasures

Treasures

Covered with bandages hiding his bloody scabs and scars, the man limped his way to Jesus.  He had almost given up all hope and wondered if he should end his life when he heard the healer was coming.  The leper had to push his way through a crowd that didn’t want him there.  From all…

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Hinge Moments

Hinge Moments

Have you ever thought about the little “day to day” things that you do and wonder if they matter? It’s easy to fall into Satan’s trap, believing that our lives are meaningless. Simple mundane days pass quickly, and before you know it, a week, month, or year has gone, and you felt as if you…

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The Glory Revealed in Us

The Glory Revealed in Us

God can speak to us through anything. I was recently pushing kids on the swings: “Higher! Higher!” they shouted. But I noticed that the higher they went, the more the nearby tree branch would get in their faces. So I broke off a few branches to make more room, knowing it ultimately wouldn’t damage the…

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PKs

PKs

I attended a baby dedication a few weeks ago.  It was a lovely day where friends and family gathered round praying a blessing on the newborn.  Mom, dad, and siblings listened as their pastor (who happened to also be grandpa to the newborn)  read from the book of 2 Timothy.  How delighted I was that…

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Toss The Plates

Toss The Plates

I love getting up early. It’s the part of the day that I have the most control over. The phone hasn’t started ringing and no text notifications are going off. It’s just me, my breakfast and my morning devotional time. Breakfast is simple–a piece of whole grain toast with a slight dab of preserves and…

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