Fighting Spiritual Battles

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which…

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Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…” Eph 6:14 NIV I ❤️NY. I always imagined living…

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Standing Strong in Your Story

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”  Ephesians 6:10 We must learn to stand strong in our stories.  We must decide to stand in…

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Tuesdays In II Timothy 4:6-11

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Introduction Paul lived in a time not unlike our culture which bombarded people with false truth, causing many to turn away from the gospel and turn to self-absorption….

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Tuesdays in 2 Timothy 3:10-17

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Introduction Have you ever felt inadequate to finish the race? You started out strong, but the competition is fierce, and you feel like you don’t have what it…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 3:1-9

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Introduction As I continue to read II Timothy, Paul’s deep commitment and love for his friend, Timothy blows me away. He cuts to the heart of what is…

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Faith to Move Forward

Friday, July 27, 2018

“Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come, it will not delay…  the righteous person will live by faith.” Habakkuk 2:4 Habakkuk and I share a…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy Chapter 1:11-19

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Introduction Have you ever had a friend remind you of who you and urge you on towards your destiny with the very words you have used to encourage…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2: 5-10

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Introduction How has a dear friend who has endured a suffering similar to your own encouraged you? Doesn’t having a friend say, “I have been there too” make…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy Chapter 1:12-14

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Introduction Who do you trust with your life?  This Tuesday with Timothy reveals the foundation of Paul’s strength and motivation to shamelessly suffer for the gospel, the only…

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The Faith Test

Monday, May 21, 2018

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 NKJV Thank you for going…

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How am I? No, I AM.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22 At the turn of the new year, the…

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Preparing for the Impossible, Part I

Friday, April 20, 2018

“What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?” “Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,” she…

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Faith Forges Ahead

Friday, March 23, 2018

“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8 The Lord has a specific plan for each of our lives. When…

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God sees you

Monday, February 26, 2018

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:1-2 A…

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Moving “Possible” Mountains

Friday, February 16, 2018

“. . .Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will…

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“Do you feel seen by God?”

Friday, January 26, 2018

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.” (Isaiah 41:10) About to…

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Lonely with 1,000 Friends

Thursday, August 17, 2017

“No one has greater love than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn.15:3) I recently hit the “400” mark for number of friends I…

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The Invisible Woman

Thursday, July 27, 2017

“Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister called Mary, who was…

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The Secret to Happiness

Monday, July 24, 2017

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.” Psalm 84:5 NIV Do you know the translation of the original Hebrew word…

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The Perils of Unforgiveness

Monday, June 5, 2017

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Mt. 5:44) I recently read an article about a woman named Shaynna who enterered…

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When Restorative Justice is not Possible

Monday, May 8, 2017

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24) I am grateful for the efforts that are happening today for victims and…

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Strengthening Your Marriage When Life is Chaotic

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“…let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” (Eph. 5:33) These past couple of months have…

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One’s Loss is Another’s Gain

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and…

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It’s Time for Your Encore

Monday, January 23, 2017

One of the greatest voices of our era knocked down a stand-up and shake-it performance in Houston last night. Her stage presence and powerful voice consumed the atmosphere…

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Force Field of Mercy

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

“But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.” Psalm 60:4 Without its protective force field, the earth would be…

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Pilgrim or Settler?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage… They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.”…

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Keep Going

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.”…

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Making Room for My Husband’s Struggles

Thursday, October 13, 2016

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil. 1:6)…

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Comfort: a Person, Place and Thing

Monday, September 26, 2016

“But David found strength in the LORD his God.” I Samuel 30:6b I love waking up near the ocean. Like a child at the first sign of dawn…

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As We Have Been Comforted…

Friday, September 9, 2016

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so…

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Take Me On A New Adventure

Monday, August 22, 2016

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and…

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Surprising Kids with Grace

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I grew up in a very conservative, typical Asian home where strict discipline was enforced and my needs were provided with a few wants or gifts. Our Christmas…

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When Your Best is Not Enough

Monday, June 20, 2016

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of…

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The Girl Who Had No Hope

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I was deeply saddened reading about a 20 year old girl who was granted euthanasia due to, what her doctors diagnosed, ‘incurable’ post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from being…

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Does God Care?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

“Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” (Ps. 36:5) One of the reasons why I am a blog writer for Sacred…

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Super Heroes

Monday, January 18, 2016

“We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 Hollywood is the birthplace of a $90B industry that sells…

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Heart-Pounding Perseverance

Friday, December 18, 2015

“I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled.” Habakkuk 3:16a This is a picture of…

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Vintage Beauty

Thursday, December 10, 2015

“Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those…

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Don’t Close Your Eyes

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of…

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Dare to Pray

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mk 11:24) There are so many things I love…

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Change Your Focus

Monday, September 21, 2015

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,…

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Who is my real friend?

Monday, July 20, 2015

“Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” James 4:4b James’ words sound harsh. What do they really mean? Let’s…

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Faith and a Flood

Friday, May 29, 2015

…Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1b-2a Our house flooded in…

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HE>i

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold…

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Keeping the Faith

Monday, May 4, 2015

“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10:38 Strong belief or trust in someone or…

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Surrender

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The founder of Sacred Story, Laura Wilcox, reflects on what it means to surrender & shares a story about how her inability to pay bills revealed God’s power.

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A Prayer to Pursue a Life of Obedience

Monday, December 8, 2014

“When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things…

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From Fear to Fierce

Friday, September 12, 2014

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the…

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When a Loved One Walks Away

Monday, July 14, 2014

“It is not an enemy who taunts me—I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me—I could have hidden from them. Instead, it…

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The Key to Contentment

Monday, June 9, 2014

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians…

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Wait for Hope to Appear

Monday, February 10, 2014

“When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions. Wait for hope to appear. Don’t run…

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Finding My Security

Monday, October 28, 2013

Joye’s Story: My husband, Don, and I met and married in San Diego, CA in 1971. After our wedding, we moved to his small hometown of Borger in…

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Back to “Normal”

Friday, October 25, 2013

Holly’s* Story: I have struggled with depression since adolescence, though I never knew to call it that. I grew up in a stable Christian family, always had good…

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