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  • Spring cleaning checklist – it’s a must for me. I got started today with my bedroom and my dog, Chloe. It went a little something like this: I trimmed Chloe in my bathroom. Fur. Everywhere. Tossed Chloe in the bath. Trimmed her nails. Trimmed them too short. (Poor dog!) Tiny blood spots trailed through the house. Spot-cleaned carpet. Cleaned and bleached entire bathroom. …

  • “Why Me?”   Do you ever ask God that question? I know I do.   And I used to feel so guilty for asking it. We have a loving God who created the entire universe and gave us more than we can ever comprehend. Yet, I have the audacity to question Him when life doesn’t go the way I think it should. Me! …

  •   Sometimes I feel like I’m living a double life.   Everything is fine, really, so I have no excuse; no reason to tell people why my eyes are kind of glazed over; nothing to point to and say, “This is what’s wrong.” Outside, I’m fine. But my inside soul looks like one of those movies scenes where the character is caught in …

  •   Inclusion.   It’s a provocative word that seems to plague both our conscious and our subconscious minds on a daily basis. “I’m a part of this country, this party, this denomination, this social class.” People have always wanted to be part of something great. No one wants to be an outsider.     An overemphasis on differences seems to be abundantly prevalent today, …

  • Is anyone else as excited as I am that spring is THIS MONTH?   Now I know that we have had a lackluster winter but I am ready for that official stamp of spring. Bring on the open windows, fresh air pouring through and add that little sparrow hopping along the window sill for an extra touch of spring flare. This might sound …

  •   While trying to carry two full laundry baskets up the stairs, one on top of the other, I slipped on a sock that had fallen out of a basket.   I let out a scream as I fell to the floor, whacked my chin on the bottom basket and skinned my knee on the stairs. I laid there for a bit and then …

  •   Work is busy, there have been times when I’m deep into my work that I look at the clock and realize that I haven’t moved from my desk in over an hour. You’ve probably heard time and time again how bad sitting for a long period of time really is for your body. It increases the potential for weight gain and the risk …

  • I’ve got a secret to tell you: I Don’t Wanna Grow Up! Some days, I don’t want to be all grown up. Some days, I just want to be a little kid again, without all the big-person responsibilities. I wish I could go back to being that 6 year old, little blonde-headed girl; the one that always had an ornery gleam in …

  •   In my last post, I discussed the importance of connecting with God, and also showed that God wants to fellowship and connect with you every day. That’s why you were created: to fellowship and worship a great, loving, benevolent, Heavenly Father. In the next several months, we’ll visit different ways that you can connect with God. Today, we’ll look at one of the …

  • It’s easy to fall into the trap of worrying, isn’t it?   But we must remember that we serve a good Father who doesn’t leave us. Casting Crowns’ new song, “Oh My Soul,” is a great reminder of that truth. When we feel alone, we can rest knowing that God is always with us. Check out Casting Crowns’ video for “Oh My Soul” …