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Hope

What the heck was He thinking? That was the first thought that came to my mind when my 11 year old asked me, “Mommy, why do you think God chose you and dad to be my parents?  Because you are … Continue reading

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Wanting More

Taken from Deuteronomy 30:15-20 If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today, loving him, and walking in his ways, and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees, you will live and grow numerous, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Fasting

When something we love or need is taken away, we feel out of control, desperate, and weak.  When we feel weak and powerless, we become depressed.  Through that depression we become hopeless, defeated. During this week of fasting, I have … Continue reading

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The More You are Given

The more you are given, the more you expect. The more you make, the more you spend. The more power you have, the more power you want. The more control you think you have, the more obsessive you become. The … Continue reading

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I Yelled Out To God

My friend told me to take it to prayer. I told her I couldn’t.  I was tongue-tied.  I didn’t have anything to say to God that was good.  I only had bad thoughts, angry thoughts.  I didn’t want to share … Continue reading

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Waiting for Megan

Something was missing. I guess I should say someone. We were enjoying our vacation. Megan had been absent the first few days of our vacation and we missed her. We tried to enjoy ourselves, but we couldn’t keep our minds … Continue reading

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Are Satan and God Equals?

Job 1:6-12 One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. 7 “Where have you come from?” the LORD asked Satan. Satan answered the LORD, “I have … Continue reading

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Loving the Unlovable

Have you ever bumped into anyone in life who just cannot be pleased? They have a bad attitude about life in general and feel like everyone and everything is out get them. Just the other day, I was talking to … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Humility

In this week’s sermon at my church, I heard about Elijah’s successor, Elisha. God commanded Elijah to go and call Elisha to be his successor. 1 Kings 19:19-21 Elijah set out and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat, as he … Continue reading

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The Tithing Tug of War

Genesis 14:18-20 In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of heaven and … Continue reading

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