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Portrait of Jesus

I have been reading my Bible through chronologically and this morning I started reading Revelations.  It starts by saying in Rev. 1:3 “Blessed is the one who reads this prophecy aloud.” So I decided to read it out loud!  In verses 12 – 16 it paints a portrait of what Jesus looks like now that […]

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“He Can Take It”

I am writing this from a hotel room in Cuba. I have spent the last two days meeting with Christian woman and hearing their stories. Today I sat in a tiny little room probably 8×8 that was a “Home Church” and heard each women tell their story of abandonment or loss of a spouse. The […]

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Obligation Or Opportunity?

Scripture tells us not to be conformed to the passions of our past, but to be holy because he is holy.  1 Peter 1:14-15  “14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,15but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your […]

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He is..

I just spent a wonderful week in Havana, Cuba leading a youth mission trip. On so many different occasions I saw how God had gone WAY before and set something in motion that might have seemed to a bystander as coincidence. My friend these things were no coincidence. It strengthened my faith. Now as I […]

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“Special Ops”

2 Corinthians 4:17 “For this light, momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.” When I read this verse, my thoughts go to my own personal “affliction” that I am dealing with and it neither feels light nor momentary.  I suspect many of you reading this might feel the […]

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Off Plumb?

Have you ever drawn a long line on a piece of paper without using a ruler?  It is difficult to keep it perfectly straight.  Even using a ruler, you can end up with a very straight slanted line.  Plumb is an architectural term that is defined as vertical, absolute.  It is achieved by a lead weight […]

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If Only…

Have you ever found yourself thinking “If only I had done this” or “If only that hadn’t have happened” and find yourself fretting over the way things play out in life?  I most definitely have done this very thing on more than one occasion. In Acts 25 & 26 We find Paul has been arrested […]

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Do This In Remembrance Of Me

This last year we lost my husbands grandmother.  She was a strong woman. Strong in mind, spirit and faith.  She was also a wonderful cook.  One of our favorite things she made is her caramel pound cake.  My son loves this cake!  He and I are going to attempt to make it for Thanksgiving.  I […]

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What do you have?

Have you ever found yourself faced with a situation where the need was so great, and a solution seemed so out of reach, that you didn’t even know where to begin?  I have felt that way many times on mission trips, when I see people struggling to have enough food to eat or clothes to […]

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What Is Your Dream?

I remember when I was the farthest I’ve ever been from my dream…and when faced with a choice, I shared a dream of being married, to a Christian man, living a life for Christ, raising my kids to do the same.That was my dream. I know it sounded crazy to the person I shared it […]

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