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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I Am Not Ashamed

Yesterday, we celebrated the 4th of July and our freedom as Americans. These are freedoms that we often take for granted in this great country of ours, but that many people living in other countries have to fight for on a daily basis. Part of our freedoms is our freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  These are two of […]

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Where the Spirit of the Lord Is

  My grandmother will turn 93 this week.  She is slowing down as she grows older, however even in her twilight years there is still one place she wants to go. That place is to church.  Her hearing is not what it once was and even with hearing aids, there are times she struggles to understand what is being said. […]

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A Living Example

For more than twenty years, I have stayed with my grandmother off and on for various reasons. She is a very humble woman who does not like to have attention drawn to her. Yet, I know her faith is real because she lives it out in front of all of us.  Job 12:12 says, “Wisdom belongs to the aged, and […]

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What Fruit Do You Bear?

I have had several non-Christian friends ask the question, “Why should I go to church and make friends when the friends I have treat me better than the Christians?” That was a question that broke my heart and I had no idea ow to answer, but to tell them about my best friend, Jesus Christ. As Christians we are held […]

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Lifting Others Up in Intercessory Prayer

  This has been a week that has been full of needs and prayer request at every turn. Everyone in my department, plus several other co-workers have had serious prayer request ranging from serious health issues to a house fire and so on. I’ve had family and friends reach out for prayer with needs ranging from health issues to the […]

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3 Reasons to Step Out in Faith

  For years I have had several opportunities I wanted to pursue, but I’ve allowed fear to impede my path and stop me from pursuing the chance. Recently, I’ve felt God urging me to move forward and step out in faith. In a sermon I was listening to not long ago, Dr. Charles Stanley spoke exactly on this issue. He […]

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In the Wait

  I remember when I was searching for a different job.  I had a job that met my needs, but did not leave me fulfilled.  I was searching for more.  However, I searched off and on for almost four years before I found the job I was seeking.  Then I thought I’d found my dream job, but it wasn’t the […]

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