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My Brother’s Most Important Words to Me

My brother, Chuck, died two years ago. After a five year journey of fighting cancer, the Lord took him home and we all rejoiced and grieved. He was the life of the family and every party he ever attended. Fun, passionate for God, an evangelist by the Holy Spirit's...

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Book Giveaway: “Surviving Cancer” by T.E. Bradford

Happy New Year! All of us will face uncertainties in this next year but for Christians, we have a God who knows exactly what will happen. I'm glad to be able to feature Tracy (T.E.) Bradford who knows the surprise and shock of facing an unknown future after she was...

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Choose a Quality of God for Your “Word for the Year”

Have you ever considered choosing a quality of God for your "Word for the Year"?  I know many people like to think of a concept or idea to focus on during the year. Although I don't usually do that, the year I believed God wanted me to concentrate on...

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People Pleasing Challenges at Christmas-time

Do you struggle with People Pleasing like I do? Here are some signals we have this sinful strategy: If someone doesn't like me, I wonder why and think a lot about how to correct their perception of me. I say, "I don't care what others think" but I also don't want to...

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You Do Have Traditions and Not Know It

Sometimes I hear women lament, “Oh, I wish I knew how to create traditions in our family.” What they don’t realize is they have made more traditions than they recognize. Let me tell you why. I’m sure my parents never intended to create a Christmas tradition but they...

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Choke! Cough! Learn to Say No for the Sake of Your Marriage!

We are continuing seeing how Jesus wants to strengthen our marriages through the wisdom of the Parable of the Soils. This time we learn we need to learn to say no to others and yes to our husband for a beautiful bloom in our marriage. Jesus said, "Other seed fell...

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Dig Deep to Stir Up a Shallow Marriage

We are continuing to see how the Parable of the Soils can be applied to marriage when Jesus addresses shallow soil. Matthew 13:5-6, 20-21 "Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun...

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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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