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Goals

I once told a friend that I was thinking about reading A Purpose-Driven Life, and she said, “You are one of the most purpose-driven people I know.” She’s right. I live with goals, looking to the future, always asking God … Continue reading

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The things we carry…

Have you ever been with someone who complains and refuses to acknowledge any way to change their situation? It’s so frustrating when we adamantly stay in our misery and refuse to look at anything that might get us out. I … Continue reading

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Carry your cross or lay it down?

What does it mean to accept things with grace? When we are given a cross to bear, do we just carry it no matter what? We are told in numerous ways to carry what God gives us. And, while that … Continue reading

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Just a touch

I have always loved the story of the woman who fights through the crowd only to touch the hem of Jesus’ cloak. She doesn’t even try to actually see Him or talk to Him. There’s no way He would ever … Continue reading

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Magic-God or Real-God?

I am always sharing stories with my family about miracles that God is working in the lives of people that I know. Healings, opportunities being presented, relationships restored, and lives being saved. It makes me wonder sometimes if I am … Continue reading

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Let me do it.

I have been dealing with some health issues with my youngest child lately. I hate when my children suffer. As we work our way through doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, referrals, and tests, I have thought about why this is so … Continue reading

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Sharing the Load

The Fifth Station of the Cross: Simon of Cyrene helps carry the Cross They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. – … Continue reading

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Falling for You

The Third Station of the Cross: Jesus Falls for the First Time   At this point in the story, Jesus has been scourged in the hopes of satisfying the bloodlust of the crowds. Scourging was not a minor beating, but … Continue reading

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God’s classroom

  God gets us ready for things in ways that don’t always make sense to us, doesn’t He? I generally think that if I am going to do something – become a doctor, build a house – then I would … Continue reading

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Peace

“The peace that surpasses all understanding.” This is how Paul describes what your spirit is like when you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Or with faith, or with Jesus, or … I spend my time trying to put into … Continue reading

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