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Looking Back and Pressing On

Most of my goals for this year went out the window somewhere along I-80. But here’s what I’m focusing on instead of failure.

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A Christmas Meditation on Joy

I just love the word JOY, don’t you? Especially at Christmas! The lights that sparkle, the festive decorations, the jolly moods and giving spirits . . . it feels like the whole world is filled to the brim with gladness! Of course, we know that true joy is the privilege of the redeemed alone. True […]

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What Did Genesis 1:1-2 Look Like?

The first chapter of Genesis is a pretty fascinating section of the Bible. It’s written in a lyrical, poetic style — but it’s not fiction or allegory, it’s fact. History. An actual chronicle of actual events. If you follow a literal, grammatical, historical hermeneutic (understanding the plain meaning of the text within its proper grammatical […]

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When Mother’s Day Hurts

Of all the days we celebrate, Mother’s Day is easily the hardest for me. With my own mother over 2000 miles (and several time zones) away, and no children of my own, it’s a day I look forward to about as much as baby showers and tooth extractions. I’ll never forget sitting in church one […]

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Of Barrenness and Being Complete

Apparently, this week is National Infertility Awareness Week. According to the National Infertility Association, 1 in 8 women have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. And I am one of those. It’s not something I talk about very much, but I’ve been encouraged by my sister-in-law’s example to start sharing more of my story […]

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Love One Another – Free Valentines Day Bookmarks

I never really celebrated Valentine’s Day until I was engaged to the guy who would eventually become my husband. Growing up, my parents would give us cards and a carnation or balloon from our school Valentine’s fundraiser. But somehow I always managed to be single when February 14th rolled around. Truthfully, I didn’t mind too […]

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We’re Fighting for Eternal Souls

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God . . . Evil people and impostors will go […]

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