Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

How I once ate a humble Girl Scout brownie (similar to eating humble pie)

As I spent time this morning in God’s Word, I was reminded of an opportunity for humbling when I was 10 years old. It was a warm Texas summer, and I had packed my bags to set off for Girl … Continue reading

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The reason I’ve quit praying for my husband

Our pastor urged us to beseech God. Lord, teach us to pray. This simple request led to extensive training as I became a pupil of God’s Spirit. I discovered my motives and purposes for prayer were often askew. Specifically for … Continue reading

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Confessions of a holiday harlot

The evil in our desire typically does not lie in what we want, but that we want it too much. (John Calvin) If you read my recent post, Why are you trying to keep Christ in Christmas?, you are aware … Continue reading

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Before you resort to sniffing oils for curbing your holiday spending…

Our family uses essential oils for many reasons, primarily for healing numerous ailments.  I often receive newsletters from companies selling essential oils.  And, this week was no different. However, this particular email boasted a special claim. Ways to keep your holiday … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: Hope for hearts that betray

As our pastor led us through John 18 on Sunday, we observed a man who followed Christ with passion. Betrayed him vehemently. And was restored. Peter. Through his living with Christ, Peter’s faith had grown. Journeying with Jesus had created … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: the sounds of backs being bitten (not exactly music to the ears)

Accord. Harmony. Unity. Aaaaah. Aren’t your ears aching for such peaceful bliss and your soul thirsty for this soothing tranquility? BK and Caleb have, again, drawn me into a deeper understanding of melodious union with God. As a member of … Continue reading

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The ins and outs of careful infidelity

Jesus sums up common-sense carefulness in a disciple as infidelity. Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body what ye shall put on. (Matthew 6:25) If we have … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: faux hawks & flat bills united in service

As our pastor continues to lead us through the book of John, my eyes are opened to a newness of Christ and living for Him. And as Caleb sketches BK’s sermons, I am seeing the Word through the eyes of a … Continue reading

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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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Sharing Sunday: Intentional Illuminated Living

Complete darkness. Deep in a cave, the tour guide turns off every source of light.  I feel for my husband’s hand and grasp tightly.  Eyes wide open.  Yet nothing is seen. Everything recently familiar covered in a blanket of darkness.  The … Continue reading

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