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  • “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, …

  •   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 …

  •   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 …

  •   One day, I sat down in my favorite chair to pray.   The house was quiet now that my husband was off to work, and my son and daughter were at school. I folded my hands in my lap, bowed my head, and started to silently pray. But as I tried to focus on God and what I wanted to pray to Him …

  • Would you believe me if I said the world was obsessed with love?   Just by looking at the news or at your Facebook feed, you might not think so. But let’s take a closer look.   Did you know that Hallmark has made nearly 300 romantic movies in the last 10 years? Maybe those movies aren’t your thing. But nearly every movie, …

  •   So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17   You know that when you have a relationship with someone, you get to know them. Their mannerisms, humor, sensitivity, how they feel about things; even their voice is recognizable. For example, you could blindfold me, take me into a room full of people, and it wouldn’t take …

  •   I recently picked up the book, “Keep a Quiet Heart” by Elisabeth Elliot. In all honesty, I picked it up because right now, a quiet heart is not what I have, but it’s what I want.   It’s funny how much in my search for peace and joy I so often forget about quiet. I read and I rush and I schedule …

  • When I think of the word “love”, I think it’s easy for us to talk about how we love our kids, love our friends, and love our family.   When I think of God and love, I think the word “love” is harder to comprehend. Before following Christ, I wondered: Could God really love me? He knows all the mistakes I’ve made – like …