Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Written on Jan, 21, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

I had the honor of attending one of my co-workers ordination services Sunday night. He has a powerful testimony of former alcohol and drug abuse. God has used him in several ministries since then. When he spoke, the one thing he said that really stood out to me was, “Slow down and take time to listen to God.” ~ Bruce (Not …

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Written on Jan, 20, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

In August of 2012, I got a tattoo.I posted about it the night before on Facebook and was told many things… one of which is that I would be a stumbling block for people.I was going to get “God loves you”. But that night, another friend reminded me that God is different to different people… Jesus is just that, Jesus. …

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Written on Jan, 19, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

None of us could do life alone.It’s just not possible.We aren’t meant to be alone either.However, one thing we, as a society, struggle with, is jealousy.I will admit to my own times of struggling with it. It was especially hard for me after I lost my twins in 1996 when I would see women with babies. I wondered why they …

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Written on Jan, 18, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

We all have a story. Some people wish they could forget their past. Maybe you were abused as a child, maybe you and your siblings didn’t get along (if you had them), maybe a beloved family member passed away when you were younger…Whatever the reason for you wishing you can change your past, you can’t. And actually, you shouldn’t want to.You …

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Written on Jan, 17, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

One of my best friends and I are doing a Beth Moore study on Esther. The latest DVD session was really good and I got several things out of it that I would like to share.The Bible says how beautiful Esther was. And Beth said she doesn’t want us to struggle with the next 3 days of homework because they …

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Written on Jan, 16, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

One of my favorite Scriptures about friends is in  Proverbs 17: 17, “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for times of adversity.” As an only child, my friends were always very very important to me. That has not changed.  I value friendship and the love I have for my family members. The way the world …

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Written on Jan, 15, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

I saw a bumper sticker on a truck the other day that said, “Got Happiness?”It reminded me of t-shirt I used to wear, “Got Jesus?” (Yes, I was legalistic back then, forgive me!)Of course, all of this is a take off the ad for milk..”Got milk?” Happiness should not be our goal. Happiness is based on circumstances.We are happy when and if …

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Written on Jan, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Sunday afternoon, I had the unpleasant task of going to Walmart. I’m always praying for diving appointments and keeping my eyes open.As I was leaving, there was a couple in front of me. They had been to church. Mom had on a long skirt, dad was in slacks with his shirt tucked in. They had a little boy. He had …

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Written on Jan, 13, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

There are stories in the Old Testament that might make us think God doesn’t really love women very much. This is another reason why we need to read the history of the time and figure out why the writer was inspired to write what he wrote. Shane Willard was asked by a college student in New Zealand about God’s love …

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Written on Jan, 12, 2015 by in | 8 Comments.

John 5: 1-14 That link above will take you to the Scripture I am talking about. I wanted to post it, but it’s just too long. Please read it just in case you’ve never seen the Scripture or have forgotten the story. Shane Willard said he has never taught on this Scripture and has never seen it taught. Basically, it …

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