The New

You can choose to live in a world where you’re terrified of darkness or you can live in a world where your God terrifies the darkness.  I chose years ago to accept Jesus into my life, but before that, the enemy tried to convince me I was a good person, almost like God should have […]

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The Nonsensical Mission

“I’m a high school dropout, and I’m dumb, so if you want me on your team, you’ve got a lot of work to do,”  I prayed. This was my weak-minded prayer in 1994 when God began to deal with me about ministry. I was a preacher’s kid. I grew up in ministry, and I had […]

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Are We Watching?

This morning, as I read Matthew 25, I recalled a funny story about this chapter when I was a child. I had a misunderstanding of what this verse meant: “‘So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return….’” Matthew 25:13 NLT If you read the story […]

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The Christmas Clean-Up

This morning during my Bible and prayer time, I was captivated by the pretty Christmas lights. I stared at the nativity scene realizing how clean and presentable we’ve made the Christmas story. I mean, who wants animal manure in the middle of the pretty Christmas story? Yuck!!! It’s almost like we had to do the […]

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New Thing

“Honey, have you seen my keys?” I honestly hadn’t. I had not seen my husband’s keys for nearly a week. In the mean time, I got the laundry caught up, nursed one sick child back to health, shopped for groceries, prepared a children’s church lesson, washed numerous dishes, and cleaned out the microwave and the kitchen […]

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