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 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 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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Word of the Year: Possible

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 I was enjoying dinner with girlfriends after Christmas….

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Marriage: Bunny slopes and double blacks

Monday, March 20, 2017

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it…

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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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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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Faith & a Flood Part 2

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The entry below was originally posted on May 29, 2015. Here we are 11 months later dealing with another flood. It is good to go back and read…

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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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Enduring the Wait

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

“…but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope…” Rom. 5:3-4 I wake up at 4:35am last Monday morning and…

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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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Story from Athens: A Park, A Refugee, & A Great Ending

Thursday, December 3, 2015

“As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.”            II Thess. 3:13 “How long are you…

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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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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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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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Enduring the Mundane

Monday, December 1, 2014

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Gal. 6:9 Wake up….

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Purifying Pain

Thursday, November 13, 2014

“For the battle is not yours, but God’s” 2 Chronicles 20:15b I thought I knew perseverance until I was forced to walk through a trial I could not…

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