One of my most favorite things about social media is Facebook Memories, the 21st century version of an old photo album. I love how these images from the past randomly appear in my feed, reminding me of people and places too soon forgotten. For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m a bit…

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How well do you pay attention to what you’re paying attention to? It’s incredibly easy these days to live without much mindfulness. Without noticing the unusual and even the ordinary events that take place in our daily experiences. God built within us the capacity to focus our attention. And when we do, we create the…

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Today, I have question for you to consider: What are you reluctant to ask God to do for you? Is there something you’re afraid to ask Him for? Scripture tells us that God is able to do immeasurably more than not only all we could ever ask Him to do for us, but He is…

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I used to tell my kids, especially during their teenage years, to choose their friends carefully, because friends can determine our destiny. Humans tend to imitate the people with whom they associate. Viruses are not the only things contagious. Attitudes and behaviors are contagious too. Negativity, anger and fear is transferable. But so is joy,…

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Last week, I had an interesting discussion with the women in my Bible study about prayer. In the book of Ephesians, Paul prays two beautiful prayers centered solely on the spiritual needs of those to whom he writes. As I researched further, I was hard-pressed to find Paul ever praying for the physical or material…

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Wouldn’t it be great if Google had a search engine for our life? If all we had to do was type in the search box, “God’s will for my life”, and it would automatically pull up a detailed set of directions showing us His exact path for us and each step we need to take to get there?

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At the beginning of his gospel account, Luke opens with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, a childless elderly couple who had lived through the pain of infertility. Their prayer for a baby had never been answered. Zechariah was a priest, and one seemingly ordinary day, he was chosen to enter the Holy Place in…

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Wouldn’t it be great if life always went according to plan?  If happily ever after was a reality? If people never disappointed and circumstances always met our expectations? But what if God has a purpose for us in our pain? What if He wants to reveal Himself to us in profoundly personal ways? What if…

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2 Corinthians 2:11 …in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.   It was November, 2016 and I had been stuck for months in a long, awful season of drama and chaos brought on by the choices of others and my own weaknesses and insecurities. Several failed…

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