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Learning Obedience from a Talking Donkey

    I spoke on Sunday about obedience by looking at the story of Balaam and his talking donkey. I realize the above photo is a horse and not a donkey, but I couldn’t resist — the picture is just too good. Photo credit Mikael Kristenson    


September 25, 2018 0
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Armor of God – Beyond Kid’s Church

I spoke on Sunday about the armor of God. One of the things that struck me the most as I studied was in verse 11 when Paul says to put on the armor in order to ‘stand firm against‘ (NASB). The phrase in the original Greek implies forward motion. The purpose of the armor is so…
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July 26, 2018 0
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I Sinned, and This is What it Looks Like

    I sinned the other day. It fits neatly in my palm. I study it. It’s red and blue, which surprises me. I expected sin to be the color of vomit or something, but nope, this one is red and blue. It’s kind of soft too, but with sharp edges. I took it to…
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June 27, 2018 0
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Three Keys to Move from Brokenness to Wholeness

    I spoke on Sunday about Anxiety and the three keys (not formula) to move into peace Have a listen here 


June 21, 2018 0
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The One That Was Saved

  A narrative of an unnamed Bible Character   Traveling on my own down a road saturated in dust, I pause for a moment to inspect the pass that waits before me. The last thing I wanted was to be out here after dark and if it hadn’t been for my daughter’s illness, I would…
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June 4, 2018 0
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Why you Should Choose to be a Failure

  There is something in your heart. Perhaps it’s been there a long time, or maybe it’s new. But it’s real and it’s rich. You daydream of its fulfillment. The conversations you will have with people. The excitement that bubbles up from deep inside. But when the reality of it sits before you – it’s…
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May 16, 2018 0

What Trapped Birds Taught me About being Rescued

  I could also name this post How I became a Disney Princess . Bird Whisperer We’ve lived in our current house for about 10 months. I especially love it because it’s an area that has an abundance of bird life. And while I’m no bird watcher…I’ve been watching. The Swallows constantly fly under our…
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April 17, 2018 0

How to Pray Powerfully: Hint, it’s not Praying in ‘Earnest’

  When God first began to stir my heart for intercession I pushed back. All I knew about interceding was my perception of what a ‘prayer warrior’ was. 10 hours a day on your knees didn’t sound like something I was interested in. I knew the Bible taught that ‘earnest’ prayers like Elijah’s were powerful…
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April 5, 2018 0
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I Don’t Normally Eat Flowers, But…

“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity” – Voltaire Under normal circumstances – I put too much butter on my toast. I like my steak medium. I bake because I like to eat what comes out of the oven. But…
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March 27, 2018 9
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Working for Yourself is not Always about Self Employment

I was working for my kids, working for my husband and working for my church. But I forgot what it meant to work for myself. It took a friendly reminder to get my focus back on track. I’m better for it, and so will you be.


March 21, 2018 0