God’s Love is Greater than the Ocean

      I’m sitting here looking out over the ocean for as far as the eye can see.  Gazing out over the blue water all I can think of is how big the ocean is and how small I am in comparison.  Yet, even in all of that I know that God still loves me. To think that God […]

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Jesus Came that We Might Be Saved

  I recently had a friend ask me about Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  The individual, who was not raised in church, believed that they were married and the misconception that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. This belief that she was a prostitute began in the Middle Ages, when several women mentioned in the scriptures were combined. But, then my friend […]

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Do Not Despair

 

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God Says I Love You

 

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Who Do You Chase After?

I’ve made my fair share of mistakes in relationships and with men over the years.  Sadly, I’ve had to learn some hard lessons. Valentine’s Day is always a tough reality check of these lessons. Yet, I’ve discovered there is one man I can chase after that will always be there for me. So who is this wonderful man? He’s my […]

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My Harshest Critic

I am my harshest critic.  There are times I beat myself up for saying the wrong thing or something I did. However, often the other people involved often do not give my faux pas a second thought. I recently heard a speaker say, “we are harder on ourselves than on others.” I know for myself this is true.  I will […]

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Put Others First

As we wrap up our series on His Kind of Love, I want to share with you the story of two friends of mine. I have one acquaintance that every conversation is about her. Regardless of who is talking or sharing, she always has a better story of that situation in her own life. I recently sat through a meal […]

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His Kind of Love: Encourage one another

Whether you hang out with a group of friends or on social media you will see individuals encouraging one another while others tear down one another. Tearing down and destroying is destructive. On the other hand, encouraging and building up in constructive. Hebrews 3:13 tells us to “encourage one another daily.” When I was in an abusive relationship, I did […]

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His Kind of Love: Spur one another on

I have been blessed to have mentors that have encouraged me and pushed me out of my comfort zone. This hasn’t been because they didn’t love me, but for the opposite reason. They did love me and wanted to help me to grow and expand my horizons. Now, I have the blessing to be a mentor to the younger generation […]

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His Kind of Love: Offer Hospitality to One Another

Hospitality was NOT a gift I was blessed with. Not when I think of hospitality as being a hostess. I know I will never measure up when I compare myself to two very dear friends that have the gift of hospitality. However, when I look up the definition it says, “the friendly reception and treatment of guest and strangers.” I can be […]

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The Twelve Months of Christmas by Barbara Sybil

  This beautiful poem was written by my friend, Barbara Sybil.  She reminds us to keep the Spirit of Christmas around the year.  Thank you for sharing with us, Barbara!   The Twelve Months of Christmas by Barbara Sybil With Christmas being celebrated in December, I am reminded of Christ’s birth, and that He was born to save the world. When […]

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His Kind of Love: Show Kindness and Compassion

I had an individual I interacted with daily that was rude and very frustrating to deal with. I dreaded seeing this individual. But,God laid it on my heart to begin praying for her. I did so and in time I saw the hard exterior begin to fade away. She is now friendly and open when I see her. Ephesians 4:32 […]

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His Kind of Love: Love is a Choice

I had a very painful situation occur several years ago. The love I felt for a friend was not returned.  When he rejected me our friendship ended in a very dramatic and painful way. Gary Chapman said “Love is a choice.” We have a choice how we love others, but it doesn’t have to be in a romantic manner. We can […]

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His Kind of Love: Love Means Discipline

I’ve shared openly about my struggle to lose weight. One of the biggest lessons I have learned in my journey is to develop a discipline in my eating patterns. Is this easy? Absolutely not! I struggle and keep working every day to make the changes that are needed. However, I’ve discovered I cannot make these changes on these own. I’ve […]

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His Kind of Love: Debt of Love

Working with senior adults I often witness couples that have been married 50+, 60+, 70+ years caring for one another. Often one spouse is in better health than the other spouse. To watch these spouses enjoy the time they spend together always touches my heart. Often the needs have changed and one spouse has become the main caregiver for the […]

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Live in Harmony with One Another

In a previous lifetime, I had a director who refused meetings with her staff or to discuss any new ideas. Every decision seemed to be based on how it made her look. Request were always either ignored or refused. Needless to say this was not a very harmonious time in my life. I’m very thankful for a boss that I […]

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His Kind of Love: Serve One Anther

Before the last supper, Jesus knelt down and washed the disciples feet. He humbled himself and served his disciples. In John 13, Jesus explained why he provided this service. “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as […]

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His Kind of Love: Cannot Serve Two Masters

We live in a nation where abundance abounds and we want what we want. I admit that there are some things in which I’m just as guilty as the next person. However, when we look at the state of poverty in other countries we realize we have so much in which we can be thankful. By longing for wealth, food, […]

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Love Your Enemies

We all long to be loved and get along with everyone we coming into contact with. Mother Theresa said, “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” Loving those we are friends with is easy, but the hard part is loving those that are not nice to us. Even Jesus understood that He […]

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Lay Down His Life for His Brother

On September 11, 2001 the World Trade Center was hit by an act of terrorism. While those in the building were fleeing, the firemen and policeman ran in the opposite direction. These men and women ran into the building to save lives, knowing it could be at the expense of their own life. On Flight 93, 40 passengers and crew […]

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