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Where We Most Need To Be

Where We Most Need To Be

Where We Most Need To Be Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. 1 Peter 4:19 “In Jesus the places we don’t want to go are the places we most need to be. They connect us to the power of the...

It’s Personal

It’s Personal

It's Personal And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.  1 John 5:14 od is so good at giving us personal glimpses of His faithfulness. Answered prayers are such a special way that...

The Influence Of Our Words

The Influence Of Our Words

The Influence Of Our Words Death and life are in the power of the tongue… Proverbs 18:21 (ESV)   ometimes I forget that my words have power. Too often, I’ve said something hurtful because I didn’t fully weigh my words ahead of time. Or, when I...

A Mental Spring Clean

A Mental Spring Clean

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we...

Small Things

Small Things

Small Things (Please enjoy this encore edition of our prayer devotional, originally published in October 2018.) Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin... Zechariah 4:10a  bought a gift - two slender...

A Spring Clean At Home

A Spring Clean At Home

Welcome to the third installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we press reset and...

Bigger Than The Miles

Bigger Than The Miles

Bigger Than The Miles May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 can admit it… I was born with the "extra" disease. Nearly everything I...

A Physical Spring Clean

A Physical Spring Clean

Welcome to the second installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we press reset...

Following the Scent

Following the Scent

Following The Scent For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that...

A Spiritual Spring Clean

A Spiritual Spring Clean

Welcome to the Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to help us renew ourselves after a long winter (and even longer year.)  Over the next four weeks, this series will focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often...

Keeping Silent

Keeping Silent

Keeping Silent When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will...

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After (Please enjoy this encore edition of our prayer devotional, originally published in August 2017.) I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.John...

Never Out Of Sight

Never Out Of Sight

Never Out of Sight Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 have a faint memory of going to the playground with my mother...

We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use...

A Father’s Resemblance

A Father’s Resemblance

A Father's Resemblance For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. John 13:15  ave you seen a movie or read a book where someone later in life finds out their parents are not actually their birth parents? I...

No Good Thing Withheld

No Good Thing Withheld

No Good Thing Withheld For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalms 84:11 few weeks ago, I saw a job posting for a position I thought would be perfect...

God’s Stunning Grace

God’s Stunning Grace

God's Stunning GraceI remember the days of old. I ponder all Your great works and think about what You have done. Psalms 143:5 he men shuffled through the serving line at the Cold Weather shelter, most of them barely looking up as we warmly greeted...

Be Careful

Be Careful

Be Careful And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through...

Reading the Red

Reading the Red

Reading the Red This then is how you should pray: Matthew 6:9 hese are turbulent times we are living in. Our country feels more divided than ever. We, as believers, are called to be different. We are called to be a light to others. We are called to...

Marriage By The Book

Marriage By The Book

Marriage By The Bookhen I think back on my wedding eleven years ago, I can remember the exact date.  The place, of course.  The people in our wedding party.  What we served at the reception and what song we chose for our first dance. But when I...

21 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship in 2021

21 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship in 2021

21 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship in 2021 y husband and I began dating in our early twenties, just as we were turning the curve into true adulthood.  We both worked hard at new careers and each had our own apartment.  Our days had a rhythm. ...