Tag Archives: Sacrifice

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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Let’s talk GLUTTONY or is now not a good time?

From our spiritual leaders we hear much of our need for surrender. Being yielded completely to God so we’re pliable clay in the Potter’s hands. It seems there is often one area frequently (purposefully?) overlooked. Even quietly accepted. Gluttony. Each … Continue reading

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Christmas is wherever we are (a reminder to my husband)

There are unique times in this existence when we are allowed to witness a person living out his faith in his God. And I have the privilege of being united with such a man. A husband and father willing to offer his family not what the world tempts him … 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: the dying side of living

The cross. Our pastor reminded us Sunday of the cross carried by Christ. We are told to carry our crosses. Then He [Jesus] said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take … Continue reading

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The secret to standing

This week, at CrossFit, we worked on our squat snatch.  I know.  What’s that?  I’m not quite sure.  I figure “snatch” refers to quickly grabbing an item of interest.  Like snatching one of these coconut milk ice cream cookies off … Continue reading

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Sharing Sunday: Getting the Cristal out of Cristal

Last Sunday, our friend, Rudy, called and asked to visit with us.  Any time Rudy calls, it’s not for a social gathering.  Rudy doesn’t meet to discuss the weather or the Dallas Cowboys. Rudy follows the leading of God and … 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: By faith, Cristal…

Forgive me for my week-long absence.  Unexpected life events do certainly draw our attention away from the normal at times.  And what a blessing.  Yesterday, Nick Elizondo shared  a message with our congregation.  In a word.  Faith. Nick asked a … Continue reading

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