Second Chances: Prodigal Son

I’ve been sharing my own story as a prodigal, so it seems only fitting to look at the second chance the prodigal son received. The story of the prodigal son is taken from one of the parables of Jesus found in the book of Luke. A father gives his two sons their inheritance before he dies.  The younger son leaves […]

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Rebel to Redeemed:Losing it all

Immediately after moving to be with Duncan*, I discovered he was nothing like I thought or believed.  He was nothing like he portrayed himself to be. On top of having to deal with him, I had to deal with his sister—who was often around more than he was. I should have immediately left and returned home, but Mama was in […]

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Behind the Song: Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting

I had never heard this hymn until recently when I attended the funeral of a dear man of God.  He had served as pastor for several churches before being called to the mission field, where he ministered for more than three decades. The point I found interesting in researching this story was how this song has ministered to other missionaries. […]

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Book Review: The Incredible Story of You

The Incredible Story of You is a reminder that we all have a story and a purpose in life.  However, we cannot allow our past or even our present to define us. Bradley Keen reminds the reader that life is short and we only have this one life to make a difference.  He provides thought provoking questions and assignments at […]

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Second Chances: Woman Caught in Adultery

Jesus has arrived at the temple and is teaching those that have gathered around, when the scribes and Pharisees approach with a woman caught in adultery.  Her name was not recorded for prosperity, but her sin was. The Pharisees says, “this woman was caught in adultery.  The Law of Moses say we should stone her. What do you say?” The […]

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In the Struggle:10 Benefits of Lemon Water

Restaurants usually ask if you would like lemon with that when ordering water to drink. So why lemons? Lemons have numerous nutrients and benefits on the body and our health. So what are some of the benefits of lemon? Lemon water can detox and cleanse—the citric acid found in lemon enhances the body’s ability to naturally flus out these unwanted […]

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Rebel to Redeemed: Down the Broken Path

After battling with God and begging Him to please allow me to be with Duncan*, I embarked on a long, downhill journey.  My relationship with Duncan continued to grow.  There were more red flags, but I ignored the.   There were a lot of things he said that did not add up, but I did not listen to the inner voice […]

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Book Review: Aurora Teagarden

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel will air the second Aurora Teagarden mystery tomorrow night. Actually this is the second film, but based on the first book in the series—Real Murders. Aurora “Roe” Teagarden is a local librarian, who meets with the members of the Real Murders Club to analyze and discuss famous murder cases.   That is, until this hobby becomes […]

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Second Chances: Zacchaeus

    When you hear the name Zacchaeus what is the first thing you think of? It is probably the children’s song we learn, “Zacchaeus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he.  He climbed up in the sycamore tree for the Lord he wanted to see.  And as the Savior passed his way, he said […]

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In the Struggle: You Are What You Eat

Recently, a friend of mine posted a picture of this sign. The sign says, “what you eat in private, you wear in public.” This really gave me pause to stop and think. How many times over the years had I gone on a binge of one kind or another?  Sometimes there was a craving, was I lonely or depressed.  Other […]

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Rebel to Redeemed: Battling with God

Duncan* was slowly wheedling himself into my life.  Several times I tried to pull back, but he and his sister, continued to push and would not leave me alone.  I fell for their act that they genuinely cared for me. However, a few months into our relationship I woke up one day in a panic.  My insides felt like they […]

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Cedar Cove TV Review

Cedar Cove is returning to the Hallmark Channel tonight.   I am reposting the review I wrote after the first season.  If you’ve not seen the series, I encourage you to tune in.  The books by Debbie Macomber are well worth the read. Cedar Cove Series Hallmark Channel is well known for their heart warming, family movies.  I was excited […]

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Second Chances: Samson

Samson may seem an illogical choice for a second chance, but we will see that God did indeed permit him to have a second chance. So who was Samson? His story begins with his parents in the book of Judges.  He lived during the time the Israelites were being punished by God and given “into the hand of the Philistines.” […]

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In the Struggle: My Favorite Walking Partner

Last week, I shared the importance of having a walking partner. Today, I want to tell you about my favorite walking partner and the reasons why. My favorite walking partner is God. I can tell when I’ve not had that time with God.  There are times I need to walk just so we can commune with one another. The reasons […]

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Rebel to Redeemed: Meeting the Enemy

I was going through my life and day to day activities. I was enjoying the life of a Casual Christian, but not putting any other effort into my relationship with God. I was busy finishing up my last year of college, which included a semester of student teaching. I was looking forward to finishing school, settling into a career and […]

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Behind the Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness

God wants to show us His faithfulness, but sometimes we have to surrender all before He can prove that He is faithful to us. Great is Thy Faithfulness was written by Thomas Obadiah Chisholm as a “testament to God’s faithfulness through his very ordinary life.” Chisholm was born in 1866 in a log cabin in Franklin, Kentucky to James Washington […]

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