Confessions of an Overachiever

I have a confession to make.  I’m an over achiever and this is a struggle at times. I want everything to look perfect, although I’m far from perfect. Recently, at work our corporate office conducted their annual survey.  My department received a low A, but that was not good enough for me.  I wanted only the best and knowing the […]

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We Can Be Too Honest

My ex and his family, constantly harped on being honest and truthful. Yet, no matter how honest and truthful I was at times, it never seemed to be good enough. They still wanted and demanded more. In hindsight, there were times when I was too honest. Are you scratching your head? How can you be too honest? Isn’t honesty the […]

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Faithful Heroes: Lady Jane Grey, trusted God

To understand the history and faith of Lady Jane Grey, we need a mini history lesson. King Henry VII died in 1509. He was the father of several children including Margaret, Mary and King Henry VIII. We all know the song of King Henry VIII having six wives. He had three children, each from a different wife. His daughters, Mary […]

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Book Review: In Hidden Places

In Places Hidden, Tracie Peterson writes a beautiful love story, intertwined with a mystery. Camrianne Coulter heads to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, whom she has not heard anything from in three months.  On the train out west, she makes friends with Kenzie Gifford and Judith Gladstone. Once Camrianne and her friends arrive in San Francisco, she sets […]

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Behind the Hymn: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

  I Will Sing the Wondrous Story was written by Francis H. Rowley in 1886. Francis Harold Rowley was born in Hilton, New York on July 25, 1854. His father was a doctor. After graduating from Rochester University, Rowley attended Seminary and was ordained to the ministry in 1878. Rowley wrote, “I was minister of the First Baptist Church of […]

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When Others Hurt

    I recently had a young woman enter my life for a very short time.  On the outside, she was bubbly and outgoing. But, then I noticed the scars on her arms where she had been cutting herself.  I wondered about the wounds that drove her to such a drastic action. I thought back to the times when my […]

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Faithful Heroes: St. Francis of Assisi

  Saint Francis of Assisi founded the Order of Frairs Minor, Order of Saint Clare, Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. He is one of the most revered religious figures in history. Francis of Assisi was born between 1181-1182 to Pietro di Bernardone and Pica de Bourlemont. He was one of seven children the […]

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Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control

I’ve openly shared about my struggle to lose weight and become healthy.  However, one of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn in this struggle is that to make these changes and sacrifices requires self-control.   Dictionary.com defines self-control as: Control or restraint of oneself or one’s actions, feelings, etc. Self-discipline, self-reliance, willpower, levelheadedness   The Greek word egkrateia means […]

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Faithful Heroes: St. Augustine of Hippo

Augustine of Hippo is considered one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity. One contemporary said of him, Augustine “established anew the ancient Faith.” Augustine was born in 354AD in Roman Africa. His father Patricius, was converted to Christianity on his deathbed, and his mother Monica, was a devout Christian. “He tells this story in his autobiography, The […]

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Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

  I have several acquaintances that thrive off drama and I want to ask why.  It is difficult to me why they want to constantly be in an uproar rather than enjoy peace and serenity. Dictionary.com defines peace as: The normal, non-warring condition of a nation, group of nations; or an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations or […]

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Hall of Faith: John, the Faithful

In looking at those in the New Testament who belong in the Hall of Faith, one would think of the Apostle John. In the Gospel of John, he is referred to as the “Beloved disciple” or the “disciple whom Jesus loved”. He is first introduced in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke as “ he saw other two brethren, James […]

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