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Your Marriage Is Like The Parable of the Soils

The potential for a successful marriage is within the “seed” of every marriage relationship. It takes hard work and lots of devotion to have a heart soil that will not only support that seed but actually provide it the nutrients and ingredients that it needs to...

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When the “If Only’s…” Make You Cross-Eyed

Someone has said, “If you have one eye on yesterday and the other eye on tomorrow, you’ll look at today cross-eyed.” That’s what regrets do to us. It can paralyze us from thinking positively about God’s present working and even steal our enthusiasm for the future. We...

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“I’ll Never Be Like Her!”

Have you ever found yourself saying something like, "I'll never be like her" or "I always want to be like him!"? I'm sure we all have and it seems like a really good thing to focus on avoiding the mistakes of some and emulating the good points of others. Even the...

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I Study But Can’t Remember

Larry and I were bemoaning the fact we study but can't remember what we studied. "Kath, it sure is sad we can't remember what we've read in all these books and often even the Bible!"  Larry and I were commiserating with each other as we looked at the piles of books...

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God’s Perspective for Healing Perfectionism

As you know I write a lot about perfectionism. I love finding God's healing perspectives in the Bible about it.  One of the many passages in the Bible that we might miss is Exodus 23:23, 27-30: When my angel goes before you and brings you to the Amorites and the...

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Every Book of the Bible in One Word–by Pastor Garrett Kell

Thanks to Garrett Kell, who gave me permission to share with you, here is a summary of every book of the Bible in one word. His thoughts really blessed me and helped me to view the Bible as a whole. I hope you also are blessed by this.  Every Book of the Bible in One...

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Bye Bye Sacrificial Goat; Hello Forgiveness

Bye bye sacrificial goat. Hello forgiveness. Does that sound strange? Are you wondering what in the world I'm referring to? Over the past few years I've been learning more about how the Old Testament refers so clearly to the coming Messiah, Jesus, and yet it's also...

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Hear Your Fig Leaves Ripping?

Just like Adam and Eve, we try to dress ourselves with the spiritual fig leaves of performance. But hear them ripping? I tried to prevent my fig leaves from ripping by keeping track of my good deeds and bad deeds on an imaginary scale of justice. After all, I...

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God’s Plan At a Snail’s Pace

Have you ever been frustrated when God's plan is at a snail's pace? I have.  I’ll never forget walking up to the podium and greeting the audience as my knees whacked together in my terror. My first ever presentation and I would be telling my story of how God delivered...

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Sadly, I’m A Good Grumbler

Sadly, I’m a good grumbler.  Of course my words don’t seem like grumbling, just telling the truth with a bit, or a lot, of discontentment woven through it. I feel cheated, mistreated, and misunderstood. I’m certainly worthy to be treated in a better manner!...

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Jesus’ Eyes of Love for You!

If Jesus had eyes of love for the rich young ruler, then He surely has eyes of love for me and you in our disobedience.  When I was a child, I envisioned Jesus and God not with eyes of love but with burning disapproval and judgment. I pictured Him standing up in...

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Book Giveaway: “Under a Desert Sky” by Lynne Hartke

I love to host book giveaways. This month I'm featuring a wonderful book called Under a Desert Sky: Redefining Hope, Beauty, and Faith in the Hardest Places by Lynne Hartke. It is a wonderful book about faith and trust in God in the hard times. And don't we all have...

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Let’s Start “People Pleasing Anonymous”!

Are you a People Pleaser? Let's start People Pleasing Anonymous!  Would you believe even Jesus' disciples could qualify to join? Just think of Peter standing to his feet at our meeting and saying, "Hi, I'm Peter and I'm a People Pleaser." Then John would stand up and...

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What’s Valuable to Your Child?

What's valuable to your child? Is it the same as yours?  When my daughter, Darcy, was in elementary school, I happened to be walking by her room and heard her crying behind her closed door. Not just crying, but sobbing. All sorts of horrible situations raced through...

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