Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

Recently, I had a huge decision to make.  However, I found myself worrying. I worried about a variety of scenarios that may take place.  But, none of them have. If they do, God has proven time and again to me that He will provide. Still, I find myself worrying about the future. Statistics prove that we worry about 85% of […]

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When Fear is Bestowed in Us

I have had dealings with others that have led to insecurities. I had a job where the CEO sat as a Queen in her office.  I’ll admit that although I am no longer there, even today this leads me to nervousness when dealing with those in charge. I even confessed this to my boss one day, when she noticed the […]

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Confessions of an Overachiever

I have a confession to make.  I’m an overachiever. I have a habit of taking on too much and longing to accomplish too many things, both in my professional and personal life. I’ve found myself lately, praying and asking God to take away these desires that are not of His will.  But, letting go of fleshly desires are not easy. […]

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Preparing for the Future

When I was a child and we lived in seminary housing, every time a new family moved in, I was the unofficial welcoming committee. I asked so many questions that I received questions such as “are you writing my biography?” Finally, my parents had to tell me to stop asking so many questions. Fast forward to the present day, and […]

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Living with Humility

Recently, I was speaking with my boss.   She said, “you came with little experience and I did not know what to expect, but you’ve blown me away with the way you have built the program up and all you do.” I have to admit that I was left speechless.   More than anything, I struggled to accept the compliment. I was […]

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A Blessing to Others

Last week, I shared how God provided for me in my weakness. I work in a service industry where I give a lot of myself. I have people come to me with a variety of issues and I often have to think outside the box to find a solution to the problem. There are days when I am left drained […]

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Even in My Weakness I am Made Strong

For years I struggled to find my professional niche and where I belonged. Through performing in nursing homes, I became acquainted with the activities department and the variety of tasks provided and performed. As one chapter of my life drew to a close and I began to seek a new career, God slowly revealed to me that this was where […]

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When Eternity Calls

I was saddened to hear the news that a dear friend’s husband had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away a few hours earlier.   He had been in good health, but a heart attack seized him and he could not be saved. However, my dear friend was comforted with the knowledge that she would be reunited with her husband again one day.  […]

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A Lesson in Integrity

  Recently my thirteen-year-old nephew stayed with me for a few days and assisted me with catching up with various yard duties around the house. While running an errand one day, I received a text from him.  “The table on the front porch knocked over and the dog broke.  It was an accident.  Sorry.”   My heart broke.  The little porcelain […]

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Knowing Our Limits

  Recently, we had a cook out at work and although I had numerous topping options, it was still not enough.  I have had to learn when to say enough is enough. I have always been a people-pleaser, but my job is so demanding and the various wants are so numerous that if I try to please everyone I have […]

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How would you act if you worked for Jesus

  Recently, while reading, the question appeared “how would you act if you worked for Jesus.” I gave this great thought.  Then I realized, I do work for Jesus. No, I don’t work for a church. However, I realized that regardless of what I do, I am working for Jesus.  I am His vessel. Working in the service industry, I […]

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When all you can do is call on God

I have a dream of becoming a published author one day.  I have several books completed, others in the works and numerous ideas for even more.  I love to write and cannot seem to stop at times. But, I also have a problem.  My current situation does not allow me the ability to financially pursue this dream the way many […]

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Why is God taking so long?

Several years ago, I waited and waited and waited on God to move in multiple areas of my life.  I began to wonder if He had forgotten me.  Would He ever work things out and allow me to find resolution in my situation? We live in an instantaneous world where we want God to move instantly.  But the one thing […]

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The Eclipse in Our Lives

The solar eclipse will cover the area where I live later today and with it, will have gradual darkness, followed by two and a half minutes of total blackout, then the light will reappear and gradually grow brighter. This reminded me that there are similar times in our life, when our situation and world gradually grows darkness and then we […]

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Some people come into our lives for a season

  From time to time friends will popup as a recommendation or requesting to be friends that I have not seen in decades. There are times when it is wonderful to see the friends name.  I had wondered what happened to that individual and how their lives had turned out. Other times, I realize that this is a friendship that […]

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A Waste or a Treasure

  Recently my eight-year-old nephew said, “I can’t wait until I’m grown. I can do anything I want.” We tried to explain to him that even as adults we cannot do everything we want, but our words seemed to fall on deaf ears. This made me think about how often we wish our lives away. As children we can’t wait […]

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The Armor of Protection

  Recently we went swimming at a friend’s house and the suntan lotion became misplaced.  I ended up with a slight burn that itched for the next week. I was reminded that if I had taken care of myself and used the suntan lotion before we left home, as I’d planned, then I would have been protecting myself and my […]

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We All Have a Story to Tell

Recently I was with a group of friends and acquaintances and as I looked around the room I thought about how God had been faithful to so many of them. There were others there whom I did not know their story, but many of whom knew a part of their story. Some of these stories included: Loss of a child Overcoming […]

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God is Faithful

When our pastor retired earlier this year, the theme he and his wife shared on their final Sunday was God is Faithful. They shared stories of how God was faithful to provide for needs both personally and in ministry. I thought back over my life and how God has been faithful to me.   Some of the moments God reminded […]

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Living a life of integrity

Our pastor retired several weeks ago and the one thing that was consistently mentioned about him was that he lived a life of integrity. Integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. He exhibited this integrity both from the pulpit and in his personal life.  He was not afraid to address the hard issues […]

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