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From My Heart to Your Heart - Psalms 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good. I can vividly remember growing up watching my mother every week, like clockwork, write a check for tithes. No matter what shape our family was in, or in my mind what we were doing without, she always wrote that check. I Read More
Are You Willing To Take the Next Step - Are You Willing To Take The Next Step? 2 Kings 4:2 - "Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil." There is a powerful story tucked away in 2 Kings Chapter 4. It tells of a woman who had reached the end of her rope. Her husband had died. She had no way to pay Read More
New Year, Same You, Same God - It’s 2018! It is a new year, with new possibilities, new hopes, new dreams and more New Year’s resolutions. I wonder why most of us don’t keep the resolutions we make year after year. Studies have shown that 80% of people fail to keep New Year’s resolutions and 70% last for one month or less. Resolutions are like wishes. They Read More
The Reason for the Season - The Reason for the Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or so the song says. The truth is, the Christmas season can be challenging and wonderful at the same time. Many are excited, anticipating a wonderful time with family and friends. Many are stressed, worried and over extended, trying to buy too many gifts for too many Read More
Let’s Talk - I got up one morning and said to my husband of two months, “Let’s go walking.” He agreed and we headed out to walk around the lake near our home. I began to fall behind him and reminded him that I couldn’t walk as quickly as he did. I noticed that he wasn’t saying much which began to frustrate me. Read More
Get Ready - I’ve come to understand that preparation is important. It’s important in our everyday existence. It’s important for our spiritual lives. We must prepare for what God wants to do in and through us. I think sometimes we forget that God has always been in the miracle-working business and that business is still good. We miss the miracles looking at the Read More
Change - It’s been said that it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. I’d like to suggest that this is not just for women. Changeability is a good thing, maybe even a necessity. Sometimes we get stuck in old patterns and behaviors that desperately need to change. Change begins in your mind. The truth is, your actions won’t change until your Read More
Be Still - Mind numbing….... these are the only words I have to describe all that we have witnessed recently with the destruction, loss and death caused by Harvey and Irma. It is difficult to fully comprehend the images that reach out and overwhelm us on social media and television. How are we to process all that has happened in recent weeks in Read More
Hope Lives - The events of the past few weeks have been nothing short of extraordinary. I cannot adequately put into words the effects of watching the events that have unfolded recently. From the racism and hatred that reared its ugly head in Charlottesville, to the massive devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to these recent events, I had a wedding, honeymoon Read More
Not A Fan - Not a Fan I am not a fan of the dentist’s office to say the least. Yet, it became necessary for me to have some dental work done recently. The dentist’s words did little to comfort me. “You’re going to feel pain, and then pressure,” she stated. I immediately tensed up and could feel my heart pounding. As she began Read More