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4 Tips for When Our Peace Gets Tested

4 Tips for When Our Peace Gets Tested

I woke up with a song in my heart. I was energized and motivated. I was able to see God’s plan for my life and could see the next steps ahead of me that needed to be taken.

I went to work eager to get things done… not the nature of the work per se but to tick things off my to-do-list so I could go home and start my “real” life. Read more ...


God's Grace When We Fail

God's Grace When We Fail

Failed.

Unworthy of God's grace.

I had gotten the word. I was fired up and motivated. I was feeling rejuvenated and positive – ready to sit back and let Jehovah fight my battles. Then I walked into the office. In less than five minutes I was snarling at my coworkers. Oh. My. Word. Read more ...


Why God Doesn't Like Complaining

Why God Doesn't Like Complaining

When I don’t like something, I tend to complain about it. Sometimes it’s out loud. Other times it’s in my head.  Are you also like that? A friend challenged me to explain why God didn't like it when we complained. The answer was so interesting I had to share it with you. Read more ....


Do We Believe the Positive Words We Tell Ourselves?

Do We Believe the Positive Words We Tell Ourselves?

There have been hundreds, maybe thousands of books written about the power of positive thinking.

The words we tell ourselves can either drive us into action or trap us into a prison the likes of which cannot be escaped from. Read more ...


Finding Endurance for the Race

Finding Endurance for the Race

She's at this place where God can call and say go, and she says "Yes Lord" while I'm still at the place where if He asks, I'll say, "Really Lord, are You sure You wanted to ask me?"

Why is it so easy to look at what other people have but forget about what we have? Read more ... 


When Grief Comes Calling

When Grief Comes Calling

We know we're going to die at some point. We know that everyone we know is going to die too. But somehow we manage to live in denial of these two basic facts. Until it actually happens. 

What do we do when death walks through our door? Read more ...


More Than I Can Bear

More Than I Can Bear

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it (I Corinthians 10:13).

Have you ever been going through it? A situation so difficult for you that in the midst of it you've cried out to God Read more ...


Solomon: The Not-So-Wise Wise Man

Solomon: The Not-So-Wise Wise Man

Solomon had the distinction of being the wisest man on earth. The great Queen of Sheba travelled to Jerusalem to meet with him to see if the stories she had heard about him were true (II Chronicles 9:1-12).

The three books he wrote – Song of Solomon, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes – are filled with bite-sized pieces of wisdom and knowledge. Yet, even the wisest man was wooed away from serving the true God: Jehovah. Read more...


Who Have You Touched Today?

Who Have You Touched Today?

Ebola scares me. So does anthrax, hand foot and mouth disease and any disease transmitted by touch.

Chikungunya? Dengue fever? Those I can fight. Our house has been battened down as if we were expecting a hurricane. Read more ...


Transforming Into A Christian Family

Transforming Into A Christian Family

My family and I are going through a transformation process. We're learning to become a Christian family. 

My husband and I grew up in the church (now I have to admit he got a lot more of a spiritual foundation than I did). But, we both grew up thinking of ourselves as Christians. Read more ...