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An Intimate Moment of the Heart on Mother’s Day!!!!

From day one of our consciousness, we begin building a life of certainty. A life where we call all the shots, and if we are good and careful and even smart enough, things work out exactly how we plan. And, for the most part, our childish minds can build that sort of life, even if we…

FACING DISAPPOINTMENT. ….When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Planned

By this time in my life I imagined I'd be making lots of music, touring the world and writing books. But instead, I am lying in bed with who knows what going on in my body, hardly able to function at times because of dizziness that doctors have no answers for. I've been stuck with…

If I Knew Then What I Know Now…….a Lesson in Mothering

I have many things to be grateful for and of the lot, is the triumph that I raised three children; a daughter and twin sons. They are now grown with lives of their own, in which they are doing quite well.  From the bounty of their relationships, I also cherish a son in law and grandson!…

BROKEN…..

I have heard the term "broken" many times. It's almost cliché and stripped of its impact due to overuse. But in the personal lives of people who experience it, its impact is still very much alive. Broken is not a bad place, in fact, it's probably the most sure place you can abide. Although it…

True Religion Before God, the Father, is This………

  Okay, as Christians we need to have some conversations! Like real conversations. Like conversations that are going to change things. Conversations like missionary, Jack Harris  http://www.globalmessenger.org had with our church many months ago. He talked about enemies that hinder the spreading of the Gospel. The #1 enemy is apathy. We just don't care. I was so convicted, personally, by…

The Church is Alive & Well!

My hope was renewed today as I looked out over a congregation of believers from the choir loft! "What Love is This", by Kari Jobe had just been ministered by our Performing Arts department and I'd venture to say there wasn't a dry eye in the house, including mine. I pondered the morning's events in my…

Do you have a “True North” and What is it?

Faith shapes us all. Whether we believe in the existence of God or not, we still have beliefs or personal creeds we live by. And those beliefs shape our lives. They motivate our behavior, the dreams we dream and ultimately the lives we live. Personal beliefs come from our culture, the environments we are raised…

Identity in Christ; It’s More Than Security, It’s Ownership!

Why do we allow what has happened to us to become our identity? We drown in the failure of others to affirm or love us as we constantly struggle with the truth that we are loved and accepted by God. Unable to assimilate that His approval is the only approval that matters. We let our past, our failures and mistakes…

Do You Have the Courage of Martin Luther King, Jr.?

What do Moses, Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? What sets them and others along side them, apart from other men and women in history who have accomplished great things? Those who've demonstrated tremendous feats of courage and bravery and toppled kingdoms and won victories? What sets them apart is........FAITH! But, not faith as you may think.…

Settling the “Christmas” Issue

Ok....I have a pet peeve and here it is: We are deep in the Christmas season with only two more weeks until the big day and that means.....social media posts about saying "Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays" and taking "Christ" out of Christmas, etc.  And although I get the motivation behind the posts, I do not stand in defense of them…

What Makes You Hide?

What makes you turn and go the other way? Covering your face so the world won't recognize that it's you. Maybe if you close your eyes, they won't see you. That way you won't owe anyone anything? What makes you hide? Is it your clumsy way of living? Your lazy ways or sharp eyes? Is…