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Trusting God with our (Whole?) Hearts

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV We are in the middle of a sermon series on I Timothy at church. Today, our pastor challenged us a bit to examine where we are in our faith. How is it going….really? Are there areas of… Continue reading Trusting God with our (Whole?) Hearts

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Death and Taxes: Our Only Certainties?

I suspect you’ve heard the saying, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes”? It’s a bleak quip calling out the two things that everyone, regardless of their station in life or current circumstances, is sure to face. Sardonic though it may be, it does have a sort of unifying quality about it,… Continue reading Death and Taxes: Our Only Certainties?

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What If No One Reads My Blog? Three More Important Questions to Ask Instead

Some time ago a friend messaged me asking if we could get together because she wanted some guidance on beginning her own blog. I love this friend and truly believe that what she has to share will be an unbelievable encouragement to people. I chuckled a bit though as I responded with, “I’m not the… Continue reading What If No One Reads My Blog? Three More Important Questions to Ask Instead

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Dear Vacation Bible School Volunteer, Thank You

Last week, my son attended Vacation Bible School for the first time. My heart could barely handle how grateful I was to the church that that hosted it. There were over 1500 kids there and, from an outsider's perspective, it went off without a hitch. My sweet little one absolutely loved it and my emotional… Continue reading Dear Vacation Bible School Volunteer, Thank You

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Who Will You Serve? Making the Choice Between God and Self | #sundaynightstarter 07/08/2018

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV)… Continue reading Who Will You Serve? Making the Choice Between God and Self | #sundaynightstarter 07/08/2018

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Gratitude: What Motivates You Toward Thankfulness? #sundaynightstarter 06/24/2018

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV I have recently come across a rash of articles detailing how, even when life is challenging, the authors are choosing thankfulness. Their reasoning stems from the conclusion that others… Continue reading Gratitude: What Motivates You Toward Thankfulness? #sundaynightstarter 06/24/2018

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Our Dwelling Place | #sundaynightstarter 05/13/2018

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. – Psalm 90:1-2, ESV Did you have a favorite hiding place as a kid? A place that was only yours, where your… Continue reading Our Dwelling Place | #sundaynightstarter 05/13/2018

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Book Review – 50 Life Lessons for Grads, by Janet Holm McHenry

Hi friends! Today I have the opportunity to do something that I do not typically do - a book review! I recently became aware of the concept of book launch teams and, since I love reading, applied to be part of the launch team for Janet Holm McHenry’s new book, 50 Life Lessons for Grads… Continue reading Book Review – 50 Life Lessons for Grads, by Janet Holm McHenry