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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Easter Reminds Us All Things Are Possible

Monday, March 19, 2018

I am pondering on my “possible” theme for 2018 and the pursuit of a Heavenly Father who makes all things possible. I think about how He beckons me…

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A Person Just Like Us

Monday, February 19, 2018

Meeting Jonathan is where it all began, where my desire and passion to share stories about real life people started. I knew if people from the United States…

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Do you have peace?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

“And this will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly…

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Community requires Courage

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” John 10:14 I’m the kind of person who just gets life done. If there’s…

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Weathering the Storm with Christ

Friday, September 1, 2017

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed…Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are…

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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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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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Christmas Songs we Need to Sing All Year Long

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Israel’s strength and…

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Where True Healing Comes From

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are…

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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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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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Five Words Change Everything

Monday, October 26, 2015

“I am yours; save me.” Ps. 119:94a Several years ago I went to see the movie Luther which is based on the life of Martin Luther and the…

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Trumping Temptation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

“What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!” Rom 6:21 NIV Everything I am ashamed…

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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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Desire Fulfilled is a Tree of Life

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12, (ESV) italics mine. Sometimes unfulfilled desires, the ones we’ve prayed for over a long…

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Forgiving Each Other

Monday, March 9, 2015

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV), bold and italics mine Forgiving others doesn’t come…

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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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Through Endurance We Have Hope

Monday, November 10, 2014

“For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.” Romans…

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Tightly Secure in Him

Monday, October 13, 2014

“Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us…

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Releasing My Daughter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

April’s* Story: We moved to Texas from a small town in the north east. It was a tough move for our four kids, especially our 17-year-old daughter Ellie….

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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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One Piece of Candy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

One Piece of Candy Romans 8:6 “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” con•tent•ment [kuh n-tent-muh nt]…

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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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He is With You

Monday, May 12, 2014

“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and…

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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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My Childhood Chaos

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Elise’s* Story: My parents divorced when I was 6 and I have no memory of them together. My Mom, who had been a stay-at-home mom, was suddenly a…

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Pressing Through Pain

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dede’s Story: I thought the pain in my right shoulder was due, in part, to the fact that I was now having to carry around a 3 month…

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