HOW CAN A NAME BE SO POWERFUL?

HOW CAN A NAME BE SO POWERFUL?

An intense dream gripped me early Sunday morning. MY DREAM SCENE I: I should have known by the ominous looking clouds that something horrible was about to happen. Bathing suit clad bodies were packed so tight in the pool I could hardly make out where my three boys were. My head bobbed and weaved in…

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CHERISH THE CHALLENGES

CHERISH THE CHALLENGES

Do you struggle with a lack of contentment? Are you always looking forward to the next phase expecting it to bring the joy that eluded you in this one? I think we could all say yes at some point in our lives. This was especially true for me when my children were babies and toddlers.…

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DO I HAVE TO DO THAT AGAIN?

DO I HAVE TO DO THAT AGAIN?

Consistency. It feels so good to type that word. If only being consistent was as easy as typing it. I say it aloud and feel my heart being pulled. Pulled because while I understand the importance of this simple yet complex word, I struggle to maintain it. I always have. My older brother, Flip, would…

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WORDS THAT WOUND

WORDS THAT WOUND

Have your children ever spoken words that left wounds so deep you didn’t know how they’d heal? Mine have. Thankfully, they haven’t been the kind spoken by ungrateful, entitled, and all-knowing teenagers. I’m still a couple of years away from having teenagers and Lord willing, they’ll be far from that description. The words that hurt…

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MANY WATERS

MANY WATERS

Two record breaking hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, occurred within a two-week period and both brought death and destruction. With heavy hearts and awe, we witnessed the mind-blowing power of water. Heroic government officials, first responders, and brave reporters willingly saw it firsthand for our benefit. Thousands of residents had a front row seat as they…

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HEART MATTERS

HEART MATTERS

If you peeked through my quiet time journals to God over the past six years you’ll find this prayer: “Give me perpetual brokenheartedness.” Why, you may ask, would I pray for a broken heart when I should be praying for God to heal my heart? In short, Psalm 51:17 I discovered this beautiful verse at…

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A SEASON’S CHANGE

A SEASON’S CHANGE

The line that separates a time to weep and a time to laugh is thin as the ice a mischievous boy stands on. The time to every purpose under heaven is certain and everything has its season. The worst thing about some seasons is that they change. The best thing about some seasons is that…

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HEART FILLED HUMP DAYS WEEK 5

HEART FILLED HUMP DAYS WEEK 5

“…but she has a good heart.” “…but he’s a good man.” How many times have you heard this or said it yourself when talking about another person? Does tacking on these qualifiers justify what precedes the statements? What determines if our hearts are good? Our actions? Our motives? Who determines if our hearts are good?…

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HEART FILLED HUMP DAYS WEEK 4

HEART FILLED HUMP DAYS WEEK 4

Last week we looked at God’s unfavorable response to man’s wickedness. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Genesis 6:6 I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth… for it repenteth me that I have made…

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