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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

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My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests

Do you ever read Scripture and have more questions than answers? Sometimes, ideally, the answers you seek are found in other parts of Scripture. Other times, if you’re lucky, a Biblical scholar may have spent months going through dusty old tomes of historical and cultural documents and written about what he’s/she’s learned. Then there are… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests

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The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

Warning: I purposely didn't edit this post. I wanted it to be my raw thoughts and feelings as I wrestled with God this morning. I have a feeling if I polished it and made it read perfectly it would lose some of its authenticity. This is me at my most real. This morning while eating… Continue reading The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

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My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:1-17: Geneaologies, Our Heritage, and Women

Sometimes the Bible is hard to read—I don’t mean difficult, I mean boring. Some sections are just not as exciting as others. To be honest, some passages used to make me groan every time I came to them. Logically, I knew God included those sections for a reason, but I was hard-pressed to figure out… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:1-17: Geneaologies, Our Heritage, and Women

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Day 28 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Importance of Community

Today I joined a gym. Before you ask “How long is this going to last?” Know I’ve already asked myself that at least a dozen times. I’ve read the Scriptures commanding me to take care of my body more times than I can count. And every single time, I’ve felt the Spirit spur me to… Continue reading Day 28 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Importance of Community

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Day 22 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: OOOOOH Shiny!

I love shiny things! I love new shoes and outfits, jewelry, crystal, oiled wood, polished stone, and sunshine glittering off the lake. I jokingly tell my husband, diamonds may not be this girl’s best friend, but sapphires, emeralds, and amethysts are some of her favorite companions. Ladies, I know I’m not alone here. And, Gentlemen,… Continue reading Day 22 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: OOOOOH Shiny!

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Day 21 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Simple Things

Yesterday morning I had the joy of sleeping in. It was the first time in weeks I didn’t have to get up early and hustle out the door to accomplish some early morning task. It was cold and rainy outside, and my bed was warm and cozy--offering to be my companion for the day. And… Continue reading Day 21 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Simple Things

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Day 19 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: You Did Show Up Today

Have you ever had one of those days? The kind where you have more to do than time to do it all in. You use your time wisely, you get a lot accomplished, but the list doesn’t get shorter. Actually, you wonder if it’s getting tips from the rabbits under the woodpile.  That was me… Continue reading Day 19 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: You Did Show Up Today

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Scripture’s Vibrant Relevance

  Have you ever opened your Bible knowing you should be reading it, studying it, engaging with it; but are not sure how or where to begin? This is a common predicament among Christians. And it's causing an epidemic of Biblical illiteracy and weakened faith among many in the Church because it's easier to clap… Continue reading Scripture’s Vibrant Relevance