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  • Lessons Learned From a Simple Gingerbread House

    “God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway! Give me an appetite for your words of wisdom, and not for […]

  • Living a life of no regrets

    “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  Ecc. 3: 1 A Different Track When I was 38 I was still single, never married, and quite satisfied.  But it wasn’t always that way. Growing up I dreamed of marrying, raising children and cheering my husband on in his career.  Not in my […]

  • Time and Seasons

    I have been pondering recently how to navigate a new season in which I find myself.  As I did, the Lord brought to mind Eccelsiastes 3:1, which in the NKJV says, “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:” There is then a list of different times we can experience in life both […]

  • Our God is rich in mercy

    “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing […]

  • To Have Victory, Don’t Give the Devil a Foothold!

    We didn’t realize we had holes in our walls.  But, one night as we were watching TV, I saw a mouse dash across our living room floor and disappear.  Not thoroughly convinced at what I saw, I hoped it was just a shadow.  But the next day I saw evidence in my pantry that it […]

  • The Most Powerful Thing in the World

    “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world”— Matthew 5:8 (MSG). Recently I came across an article titled, “10 Of the Most Unexpectedly Powerful Things in The World.” Scanning the article, I was amazed at the information provided by the author. Some […]

  • What to do when you don’t feel worthy

    “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created”—Revelation 4:11(NASB).  Working at one of our church’s many ministries, I get to meet and assist many people who need our services. At our west campus, […]

  • The Fullness of Joy is Found in God’s Presence

    “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore”—Psalm 16:11 (ESV). I seek God’s presence each morning by starting each day with a mug of hot tea and the best book ever written—the Bible. While I have several Bibles, the current one […]

  • Plant a Seed and Watch God Make It Grow

    “I planted the seed and Apollos watered it. But God is the one who made the seed grow”— 1 Corinthians 3:6 (ERV). Reading the directions on the back of the seed packet, I could picture a mass of wildflowers blossoming in a sunny corner of my backyard. The seed mixture includes yarrow, columbine, marigolds, cornflowers, […]

  • Are You Actually “Doing” the Bible?

    “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of”—John 10:10 (MSG). Have you ever asked yourself, “How did I get here?” When you’re lost, whether it’s physically, emotionally or spiritually, maybe it’s time to stop and reassess where you are. While reading a recent Q […]