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Begin Each Day...

Many years ago I was in a neighborhood Bible study.  The book we covered was Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow; a wonderfully challenging book dealing with contentment, worry, insecurity issues and things out of our control. The study was a complete disaster for a couple reasons. 1. I was leading it. 2. I […]

The Song

The Song

I did something today I rarely do, if ever. I went to a movie, alone. As a matter of fact, it is the first time I have ever done that. I think it was something that I was scared of in my youth, before kids and before any semblance of maturity set in. Back then […]

Top Ten Things About Sending Your Daughter to College

hebrews 13:8

Today’s special guest is Karen Hossink from the blog Surviving Motherhood.  I have known Karen for many years and find her heart and dedication to Jesus truly inspirational.  She is a talented writer, author, singer and mentor.  Karen’s blog, Surviving Motherhood, is a sacred, happy place full of encouragement and support.   I saw a post with a […]

calming my anxious spirit

"Prayer is the Language" by Leland Francisco

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Gina Horkey.   Gina is a freelance writer, with a background in finance. She’s passionate about Jesus and designing a flexible lifestyle suited to meet the needs of her young family…while honoring God of course! She hopes to inspire others to do the same and shares her […]

What am i saying?

Proverbs 10:21

Today’s special guest is Karen Hossink from the blog Surviving Motherhood.  I have known Karen for many years and find her heart and dedication to Jesus truly inspirational.  She is a talented writer, author, singer and mentor.  Karen’s blog, Surviving Motherhood, is a sacred, happy place full of encouragement and support.   Last week the sermon […]

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Sharing Faith the Duck Dynasty Way

Duck Dynasty

I am a new convert to Duck Dynasty. I really like the show… its funny, its interesting, and all the people on it seem real. Like, really real. But my favorite thing about it is the story behind the people. They love the Lord and they testify His name. They go on national television is […]

What is Love?

Faith Hope Love

God answered the question for us over and over again.  I have heard it a million times, but have I really listened?  I just wanted to share a little trick a friend taught… 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it […]

Whole World vs. Soul

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I just wanted to share a story with you that really touched my heart.  I hope it will yours as well!     Not a lot of press coverage was given to the tough Argentine golfer Robert De Vincenzo, but one story from his life shows his greatness as a person. After winning a tournament, De Vincenzo […]

Family Holiday Gatherings: A Biblical Perspective

Hebrew 12:14 Strive for Peace!

I love Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Having hubby home, the spirit behind the seasons, the amazing food… its all enough to make me dream about these holidays for weeks before hand. But there is another side to gatherings, one that can be sometimes stressful. The truth is sometimes we just dont get along. I’ve been thinking a lot […]

Love is Patient… Right?

Love Always Believes the Best in Others

I came across this “Love” passage for kids from the Adventure Bible.  My kids really like this Bible! We were reading 1 Corithinans passage last night, the famous one you hear at weddings. “Love is Patient, Love is kind…” This Adventure Bible had a little different take on it, and for some reason it really […]

My Worst Possible Fear

Birthdays are an exciting event around this house.  No matter whose birthday it is, it is cause for celebration.  When Chad and I told the kids that we were heading over to Uncle Jamie’s house for his 60th birthday, they reacted with screams of delight. Upon arriving they were not disappointed.  There were friends and […]

Forgive Me

I read this quote recently, and it conjured up a variety of counterproductive emotions in me. “I like to define forgiveness as ‘giving up the right to punish the one who has hurt you.’ That’s what Jesus did on the cross.” -Jan Silvious Wow. I am sure other people dont do this, but I have […]

Me, Myself, & Lies

I just finished up a Bible study entitled, "Me, Myself, and Lies" written by Jennifer Rothschild. It was just a six week study (I'm sorta used to the 12 week study's with Beth Moore) and it was jam packed full of information that is essential to me being a better child of God. I was […]

An Elephant Named Disappointment

Disappointment. It’s just a part of life. It comes in all shapes, forms and degrees. It can range from our team’s losing the “big game” to our not getting the job/promotion we hoped for. It may signal the end of a marriage, relationship or friendship. It may be related to your child, your health, the […]

God Help Me

I heard this message on Walk in the Word with James MacDonald today.  I love messages like this… the words that seem to speak right to me and right to the need that God knows I need to address. The beginning of the sermon talks about how God meets us where we are.  An amazing […]

I Believe You

I just completed Believing God by Beth Moore.  The last weeks lesson was important for me.  Being raised Catholic (its just easier to blame that) I have a hard time loving people who I don't think deserve my love.  That sounds vicious and cold and selfish and self righteous… …mostly because it is.  I know […]

Life Goes On

Just wanted to say thanks to all those who took the time to send some warn thoughts our way about Jeager.  I am actually pretty embarrassed at how hard its hit me.  But life does go on.  We managed to do quite a bit around here before Sundays events. This is the Maple Maze in maple […]

Kings and Angels

1 Kings 19:3-8 (NIV) Elijah was afraid [fn]and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, Lord," […]

Some Words to Encourage

(I have a link to this on my sidebar that can be accessed at any time)   Imagine standing on a battlefield all alone facing an angry army of 1,000 men.  Each is breathing torturous threats at you.     Suddenly you feel the earth pound beneath your feet like the hoof beats of 10,000 horsemen.  […]