When God Answers Our Prayers

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) Are there things in your life you yearn for? Maybe a family? A job? Time to yourself? We […]

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Exuding Hospitality

Are you hospitable?

Over the weekend I spent time with my cousin. At first sight we seem like an odd pair. After all she’s the same age as my grandmother. However, we’ve been good friends for over a decade. My cousin Hazel has the gift of hospitality. She instantly makes you feel comfortable in her presence. When you enter her home you know […]

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Looking Beyond What We See

Gorgeous Sunrise

Guest Posts by Glenda Mills I woke up to fog this morning. Though the mountains are just beyond the trees, it is impossible to see them. I think about times past when circumstances clouded my vision…making it impossible to see or comprehend what was just beyond my foggy experience. Sometimes our spiritual vision becomes unclear. We believe God is there, […]

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A Song For All Ages

Jesus Loves You

One of the first songs we learn to sing as children is “Jesus Loves Me.” When I go into the nursing homes and daycares to perform, for music therapy or a music session I always end with Jesus Loves Me. I’ve discovered several things: 1. Everyone knows this song 2. The song seems to resonate and touch a chord with […]

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“Lovest Thou Me?”

Have you ever denied Christ? Peter denied Jesus three times the night Christ was arrested. Afterwards the disciple was horrified to realize he’d done the very thing Jesus foretold. Earlier that evening while the disciple were partaking of {what we now call} the Last Supper, Jesus began to prepare the men for what was to come. “Then Jesus told them, […]

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Remembering Those that Perished At Sea

Titanic survivors in lifeboats awaiting rescue

These were people living out their everyday life. In third class, most of the passengers were emigrants headed to the New World in hopes of a better life. In second class, we had what today would be considered the average, middle class person. First class was filled with the opulence of grandeur. The most elite and richest people were on […]

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The Thorn and The Rose

The other day while walking, I noticed a beautiful rose bush in full bloom. The beauty of the roses touched my heart, but I was also reminded that to enjoy such beauty, there were thorns along the stem to be dealt with. So much of life is the same way. To reach the beauty in our lives, we must overcome […]

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Let Us Rejoice….HE IS RISEN

Happy Easter! Easter is one of my favorite holidays. The day we remember that Jesus did not stay dead, but He Arose! 1 Corinthians 1:18 says, “For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.” The cross cleansed our sin, but the resurrection gives us […]

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Jesus Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Today is Good Friday, the day Christians remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. We often talk and sing about Jesus being on the cross, but there are times when the magnitude of His sacrifice does not seem to register. Passion Plays always bring me to tears, but they do not do justice to the depth of suffering Jesus […]

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Spring Brings a Time of Renewel

Can you believe it’s April? I love springtime. Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. The weather is beautiful, the flowers are blooming and the temperature is just right. The downside to all this beauty is the pollen and effect it has on your allergies. In the spring and fall I can’t use the excuse “It’s too hot” or […]

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How Beautiful Heaven Will Be

The Lord Will Be Our Light

I had the joy of listening to Rev. Don Piper speak on Sunday evening. He is the author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, where he shares his story of being hit by a semi-truck, died and went to heaven for 90 minutes, as a minister friend prayed over him, before being sent back to earth. His story was a reminder […]

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Reconnecting with Old Friends

Old Friends Together Again

When I began researching my family history, I interviewed my grandparents in-depth to learn more about their life and experiences. My Papa told me about his years in the Army. There were many stories about one friend he had. With the invention of the internet I decided to search for this old military buddy. We called and after fifty years […]

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This Too Will Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Two weeks ago I would have celebrated my anniversary. I wish I could tell you it was a good relationship, but from the beginning it was full of nothing but lies, manipulation and abuse. Unfortunately I refused to see or hear the warning signs, even when loved ones tried to help me. It took me three years to gain the […]

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From Rebel to Redeemed

Are you Rebellious?

Have you ever thought that you knew better than God? I spent a lifetime thinking I knew best and refusing to even consult him on matters. When I first met my ex, God tried to get my attention. He and everyone else wanted to warn me that I was being deceived, but I refused to hear it. Short of striking […]

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Do You Ignore Your Loved Ones

Do you care?

I was reminded this week of just how short life can be. It’s important to cherish the ones we are with and let them know how much we love and appreciate them while we’re with them. We never know when we might not have those little moments together again. Death can come like a thief in the night and leave […]

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You Are Blessed

How Can You Be a Blessing?

Do you take life for granted? It’s so easy to do so! To long for the things we don’t have. I recently read this poem and it really touched me. We have so much to be thankful for in the United States. There are so many struggling and doing worse than the rest of us. I hope this poem blesses […]

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Expand Your Horizons

I spent an inspiring weekend at The Cove. It was a time of learning, growth and fellowship. I attended the Christian Devotions Boot Camp to enhance my craft. Regardless of our interest, craft, hobby or career we need to constantly be learning and growing. As a musician I spent years taking private lessons, studying and practicing my craft. As a […]

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Laughter is Good for the Soul

The other day I asked my grandmother how she slept. “On the bed,” she answered. I couldn’t help but laugh. That was not the answer I expected. She has a way of coming up with answers I would never anticipate, and it makes me laugh. It’s a reminder that laughter is good for our overall well being. I was amazed […]

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Lend A Helping Hand

I spend a lot of time with my grandmother and as a caregiver. It makes me feel bad when work or other obligations limit the time I have to check on my grandmother. It is so easy to get lonely and feel as if no one cares anymore. The other day we returned to her home from physical therapy. We’d […]

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