Who’s batting for you?

Why is it that I only show true reliance on Jesus when I’m going through rocky times?  I’ve been working on processing an answer to this difficult and disturbing question for the last few days.  A few months back, I experienced a personal tragedy in my life that sent me running (really, beelining) to the Lord for…

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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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Jesus, Faithful Companion

January 3 I have to admit…I kind of entered into this blogging venture a bit unenthusiastically. Basically, I didn’t want to be the daughter to say no. I didn’t want to be the disappointing daughter, the needle that deflates mom’s hopes of the three of us doing this together. So here I am, blogging; something…

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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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Who, me change my thinking?

January 1, 2013 How eager am I to transform or change? Change is hard, downright difficult for me. And sometimes I can’t even see where I need to change. But I do want to change if I’m not living the way I should or thinking the way I should. Do not conform any longer to…

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Blogging with Daughters

It’s almost time to say ‘goodbye’ to 2012, I look forward with anticipation to 2013.  One awesome thing that will be happening this coming year is that my daughters, Janine and Holly, will be joining me in this blog.  We  plan to take turns posting from our daily times with God. We are each reading Jesus Calling…

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Being a Believer

Isaiah 43:10-12 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant who I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.  Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.  I, even I, am the Lord and apart from me there is…

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The Dichotomy

We’re so stuck on our outward appearance.  Watching TV and movies, you’d think that’s all there is to life.  But there is this great dichotomy happening within and without each of us.  Do you feel it?  Paul, the writer of the 2nd letter to the Corinthian church years ago, understood it.  Listen to this from…

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Be a People Watcher

The Apostle Paul was a people watcher. How do I know that? Paul said in I Corinthians 9:21-23 ‘To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as  to win those not having the law. To the weak…

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He Walks With Me and He Talks With Me

I’m thinking of an old hymn this morning as I write this. I deeply  appreciate the old hymns because they are so full of such deep meaning. Many are full of theology, some are cries to God for help, many contain Scripture. I also enjoy the new worship songs of this day, but nothing will…

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