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My 15 Minutes: I Have a Question For You (Genesis 3)

From my office, I can hear them. Tromping and clomping. Stomping and slinking. Racing and plodding. The not-so-little feet of my boys. I know who’s moving about by the sound of his footfalls. They’re so familiar to me. So intimate. The cadence of their steps is part of my life’s music. And it squeezes my… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: I Have a Question For You (Genesis 3)

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Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

  I wasn’t which category to put this post in: “Life” or “My 15 Minutes.” True, it’s linked to my quiet time but it’s equally linked to my prayer journal and life where the first post, Unmasked, in this duo trio started. So I guess it’s both. Like Unmasked, this post is unfiltered, raw, and… Continue reading Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

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My 15 Minutes: You Want Me To Do What?!? (Genesis 6)

What’s something God has called you to do? Befriend someone or take a leadership position as a worship or small group leader at church? Serve in the children’s/youth ministry, go on a mission trip, run a marathon, mentor, or join a prison ministry? Or maybe, just maybe, things got crazy and He called you to… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: You Want Me To Do What?!? (Genesis 6)

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My 15 Minutes: The Tragic Mindset of Comparison (Genesis 4)

Comparing ourselves to others is cancer to our soul. It robs us of ambition and erodes our joy. When we’re consumed with trying to determine how we measure up to those around us, we forget we’re fearfully and wonderfully made in the likeness of God. We forget we’re knit together for a purpose. We forget… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: The Tragic Mindset of Comparison (Genesis 4)

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My 15 Minutes: Genesis 3:1, The Seeds of Discontentment

Discontentment is carbon monoxide to our soul. It’s a silent killer that’s odorless, tasteless, and invisible. It slips in unnoticed, robs us of joy and traps us in a prison of self-absorption and pride. It causes us to focus on what isn’t instead of being grateful for the blessings that are. Merriam-Webster defines discontent as:… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Genesis 3:1, The Seeds of Discontentment

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My 15 Minutes: Let There Be Light (Genesis 1:1-2)

My 15 Minutes are my thoughts as I study God's Word. This year one of my goals is to read through the entire Bible. As I move forward, I will share some of what God is teaching me in this experience Have you ever experienced a deep, thick, suffocating darkness? The kind where you’re completely… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Let There Be Light (Genesis 1:1-2)

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Tips On How to Keep a Bible Study Journal

Ok, you guys, here is a page from one of my personal Quiet Time Journals. Ignore the spelling and grammar errors, please. 🙂 Keeping a Bible study journal is my favorite way to engage with Scripture in my quiet time. It helps me process what I’m reading and slows me down so what I’m reading… Continue reading Tips On How to Keep a Bible Study Journal

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My 15 Minutes: Matthew 10:1-4: Judas, the World’s Most Notorious Hypocite, Part 1

Called. Equipped. Sent out…Betrayed?? 'Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’s brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas,… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 10:1-4: Judas, the World’s Most Notorious Hypocite, Part 1

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My 15 Minutes: Matthew 3:1-12: Religion vs Relationship

Are there any passages of Scripture you come across that slay you? Shread your heart and leave you bare? That so grieve you they propel you to action. Not out of guilt, but out of love. Passion. Urgency. For me, it’s Matthew 7:21. Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 3:1-12: Religion vs Relationship

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My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads

We had some of the strangest weather yesterday. It started out with a constant misty-drizzle, everything was drippy and dreary. Then a few hours later, the sun came out displaying one of my favorite things: sunshine glittering off raindrops still clinging to the grass and trees. Everything looked bright and exciting, fresh and clean, holding… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads