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"Baby, You're a Firework!"

In what seems like another life to me now, I worked in my family’s firework business. During the more than 30 years of selling fireworks, I often wondered why people were so draw them. And one day...

 

"A Recipe for Life"

Do you have a favorite recipe? Perhaps it’s a family recipe and the ingredients are a well-kept secret. The first time you prepared the dish, you examined the recipe like a map to a hidden...

 

"Living with Purpose"

Living with purpose is the best way to plug into God's greatest plan for your life. And, once you know your purpose, there is so much more meaning to life. It may sound simplistic, but I believe it...

 

"Weeds of Life"

The beautiful sights of Spring are beginning to show out. Buttercup, tulips, and many other flowering delights are starting to bloom. Such beauty! For those of us who enjoy gardening, sometimes life...

 

Crawl by Faith

Hebrews 11:1 tells us, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Have you read the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11? It honors a diverse list of ordinary...

 

Nothing Less Than Perfect

As children, we all dream about happily ever after. We pine away waiting for the knight on the white horse or daydream about love that is never anything less than perfect. When you think of perfect...

 

"Let There Be Peace on Earth"

Happy New Year! Whew! We made it! Thank you, Jesus!! What a wild ride 2020 was…from the COCID-19 Pandemic to civil unrest to the Presidential election. Recently, I was reminded of a beautiful song t...

 

"The Thrill of hope"

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Remember the song “O Holy Night” – A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Does Christmas thrill you? Children get...

 

Be Thankful!

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness, come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God, it is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the...

 

Finding a New Groove

Happy Fall Y’all! (as we say in the South) The leaves are beginning to turn, and there’s a crisp chill in the air. What is it about a simple change in weather that can bring out the best in people...

 

Finding a New Groove

When I was a young child, one of my favorite things was my parent’s old record player. I can remember looking through the dusty, old vinyl records. Then, playing and dancing to the “oldie but...

 

"Certainty in Uncertain Times"

Uncertainty. Just that word can make our stomachs churn, our hearts pound faster, and our minds race. Everyone is dealing with uncertainty right now due to the upheaval of the Coronavirus … your tra...

 

Real Freedom

The Gospel is about walking in freedom. That’s why, early in His ministry, Jesus quoted Isaiah’s Old Testament prophecy that He had been sent to “set free those who are oppressed” (Luke...

 

"Turning Uncertainty into Hope"

Have you ever felt that nothing is going your way? It may be at work, or family, or everyday problems. What is your typical reaction? Do you move toward feelings of “why me?” or “grrrr…not aga...

 

See Life Through the Lens of Hope

Hi friends! I pray you are doing well during these challenging times. Even in the midst of uncertainty, I personally have seen God working in awesome ways! “And we know that all things work...

 

"Live with Abandon"

Recently, I was doing the dishes. Well, to be honest, my hands were doing the dishes but my mind was elsewhere. I was thinking aboutsituations in life and how to proceed. It was in this moment a...

 

"Victorious"

Have you ever won something? Maybe it was winning your favorite card game, being the first to cross the finish line in a marathon, or winning a door prize at an event. When you do well or win...

 

"God's Living Valentine"

Valentine’s Day! There’s truly not another day quite like it. Millions, perhaps billions, of dollars are spent each year to celebrate this day. Then, after the hundreds of pounds of chocolate...

 

"Who Do You Want to Be?"

Happy New Year, Everyone! As we enter into this new year, I have a question for us to ponder…Who do you want to be in world? Think about it. Notice, I did not ask what you want to do or what you...

 

"Joy to the World"

I enjoy the Christmas season. I like the cheerful decorations, spending time with family and friends, and eating Christmas goodies. My favorite part of Christmas, by far, though, is singing...

 

Letting Go

I once heard a wise person say that “Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different than it was.” This definition of forgiveness really spoke to me….and maybe...

 

"Gratitude & Grace"

During an especially difficult moment in my life…barely able to speak between tears of despair. I called a friend…looking for a little comfort…and a little sympathy too, I must admit. Instead...

 

"Perseverance"

Have you ever faced a challenge in life that seemed impossible? Boy, I sure have! Weather it’s financial, health, relational, spiritual, or some other area in your life, it may seem like an uphill...

 

"Free Indeed"

What comes to mind when you think of the 4th of July? Perhaps you think about a day off from work with picnics, fireworks, and American flags displayed in front yards along your neighborhood or city...

 

The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength

My husband, Brian, and I recently wrapped up the weekly small group/bible study that we hosted in our home this past Winter/Spring. What a fun group! As a token of appreciation, one of the participant...

 

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