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Learning to Forgive Like Christ (PS- It’s Harder Than I Thought)

Forgiveness. A concept that I have always struggled with. A practice that, as of recently, I thought I had pretty much down-pat. I was wrong. I recently had to grapple with my understanding & practice of forgiveness. Someone close to me hurt me severely…& when I hurt, I hurt deep & long. I told myself… Continue reading Learning to Forgive Like Christ (PS- It’s Harder Than I Thought)

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My Own “Land for Which I Did Not Labor”

“I have given you a land for which you did not labor, & cities which you did not build, & you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards & olive groves which you did not plant. Now, therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in serenity & in truth, & put away the gods which… Continue reading My Own “Land for Which I Did Not Labor”

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Where I’ve Been in 2017

If you haven’t noticed…I’ve been somewhat absent in my writing through 2017. Honestly…with my full-time 4-day-on/4-day-off schedule this year has been a little journey for me…I have been finding it difficult to figure out a routine for myself. My days on & off shift by a day every week so it can sometimes be difficult to… Continue reading Where I’ve Been in 2017

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Come & See Pt.2: The Danger of Choosing the Fig Tree Over the Call

On Friday I talked about an encounter between 2 of Jesus’ disciples, Philip & Nathanael, & the importance of sharing the Gospel with the people we encounter regularly. The encounter, in John 1:43-46 didn’t end there. It proceeds with Nathanael going with Philip to meet Jesus…& we’ll pick up the story there… “Nathanael said to Him,… Continue reading Come & See Pt.2: The Danger of Choosing the Fig Tree Over the Call

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Come & See Pt. 1: The Importance of Sharing

“The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip & said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew & Peter. Philip found Nathanael & said to him, ‘We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote- Jesus of Nazareth,… Continue reading Come & See Pt. 1: The Importance of Sharing

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Don’t Be So Busy You Miss the Jewels of Life

  Sometimes I feel like my life is insane & crazy busy. I work a full time job, help my husband with his business, run my own small business, write a blog, take care of our home, & all sorts of other little things. It’s really easy in all of that to start to live… Continue reading Don’t Be So Busy You Miss the Jewels of Life

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Life is Beautiful, & Yet…

​“For we know that the whole creation groans & labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” – Romans 8:22 & 23 Yesterday, as I drove to… Continue reading Life is Beautiful, & Yet…