Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Sharing Sunday: The original King of the wild frontier

Life’s travel plans don’t always send us down paved paths through flowering meadows. I often find my trip has brought me into a sweeping frontier thick with briars and brambles. Gazing ahead, swallowing hard, I doubt I’m prepared to venture into rough … Continue reading

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Living High Minded

There are times in life when what we see is blurred.  Yet, we know clarity must exist in the spiritual. When God tells a family to sell their home. The husband obeys.  Walking by faith.  The home sells quickly and … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: If you find me living in a lean-to

Our pastor preached today from the seventh chapter in the book of John.  Here we find Jesus crying out to the people.  Anyone who will listen. “You know Me and you know where I am from. Yet I have not … Continue reading

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A hard times bible

I shuffle through the living room headed to my mug of hot tea waiting in the kitchen.  My little man is trailing me. He notices the Book on the table. Still there from last night. That bible’s been through hard times, mom. Weighted words … Continue reading

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We threw (borrowed) convictions out the window last night

On our way to the mall to make Christmas returns, I overheard a conversation between my boys in the backseat. “I want to go to Barnes and Noble.” “No, Camden.  They don’t celebrate Christmas.  I’m boycotting that store.” Camden quickly … Continue reading

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My Jolly Roger

I compromised today. But it was cold. And Jolly Roger looked so warm. Let me explain. For many years, I have held firm to boycotting the symbol representing my husband’s high school football team.  A skull and crossbones.  I don’t do … Continue reading

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Life Turned Right Side Up

There are times when life simply isn’t clear. Chaotic days.  Muddled thoughts.  Sloppy.  Messy.  Unsettled. Hang in there. Allow Christ to turn everything right side up.  He’ll make sense of it all for you. You will never be the same. (Turn on … Continue reading

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No Messy Do-Overs

During one of my son’s recent art lessons, his instructor was urging him to “loosen up” (since being flexible is an important attribute of an aspiring artist!).  She encouraged him to comfortably create a new sketch on top of a previous drawing. She may … Continue reading

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I’m Not Your Friend No More!

I recently had the opportunity to witness the birth of a friendship-breach followed by a harmonious reconciliation (all in the course of fifteen minutes).  Two four-year-old girls, one spunky and one touched with some sassy, were playing in my livingroom.  As the girls entertained themselves, … Continue reading

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Would Jesus wear Dockers?

Several years ago, my husband was sharing his faith with a student.  The kid piped in, as if a light bulb went off, “I knew it!  I knew it.  I knew it.” “I knew you were a Christian because you always wear … Continue reading

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