Five Unusual Signs of Blessing

‘God bless you.’  I’ve said that to people, have you?  What do we mean when we say that?  I think I’ve meant – ‘may everything go your way’. But some of the ways Jesus described blessing in the Bible seem to be a little different.  In Matthew 5, in what is called the Beatitudes, Jesus…

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The little ones

Today’s blog is a little different.  Since our blog is centered around conversations of faith and life, we felt compelled to pay tribute to all the little ones who have lost their lives in the last 40 years since Roe v Wade, over 50 million of them. We sympathize with women in hard, hard places…

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Set on Repeat

Do you ever wake up and just lay in bed for awhile, running over and over in your mind the challenges that you’re going to face that day? You get more and more anxious as you keep playing them out in numerous different ways. Or maybe you’re thinking about the ones that you faced the…

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It’s mine, and I want it!

When my kids were toddlers my husband lovingly and skillfully made them a large toy boxo.   I remember times they would grab specific toys and wouldn’t want to let go. Their little hands would turn from pink to white as they held on tightly and cried if someone tried to take it.  At times they…

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I realized I’m a total control freak!

I never viewed myself as a very controlling person. I usually let others take the reins and just settle in my nice comfortable seat of following. Lately though, God has been revealing something to me…that I am a total control freak! I mean, not controlling of others, but of myself. Throughout my life I thought…

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The bigger picture

I have spent the last 8 and a half years teaching music in the public school setting.  My last gig, which ended in December due to relocating, was teaching chorus to a bunch of very talented sixth graders.  While teaching, I’d often found myself in situations where I’d tell my students, “Just trust me.”  For…

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Spiritual Coffee

January 8 The best part of waking up …..  I’ll bet everyone can finish that phrase.  I know it by heart; some of us probably get up humming it in the morning as we smell the coffee brewing or take that first sip.  Folgers came up with a great jingle, didn’t they?   We do love…

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Gifts in Disguise

There are so many times that I wonder why God hasn’t answered my prayers the way I would’ve liked Him to or as quickly as I thought He should. Too often I think I know what’s best for my life and what I need, but I’m not the one who can see the whole picture.…

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Peace in the New Year

January 4 We all want peace, don’t we?  I mean, really, all the beauty pageant finalists answer their questions with the desire for ‘world peace’.   (That always cracks me up – it’s such a safe answer.)  But really, our homes, our community, our state, our country, our world would be a much better place to…

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Today’s Topic: (Gulp)…Relax

January 2 First off, I can’t believe I’m blogging!  Last year, the subject of blogging came up at one of my friend’s small dinner gatherings.  (Now keep in mind that I didn’t know the other ladies at the gathering.)  I thought I’d try and participate in the conversation by putting in my two cents’ worth…

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