Author Archives: Jill Pendergraft

Citizenship Status

“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.  And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.” Philippians 3:20 NLT     On the day I’m writing this, my granny took her last breaths on this earth.  Her suffering has ended and as John writes in Revelation 21-22, […]

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By Faith, Part 2

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”–Hebrews 11:1 My previous post tackled the definition of faith based on this Scripture.  Faith is substance and evidence.  In a ladies’ Bible study I just finished teaching, we spent 6 weeks unpacking faith.  One Bible story we kept referring to […]

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By Faith, part 1

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews is not a book of the Bible that I would suggest to a brand new Christian to dive into and read on their own. It contains some heavy truths and deep theology. It is also written to […]

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Does God Give You More Than You Can Handle?

How many of you have heard a sweet, old lady’s voice in the midst of your troubles saying “God won’t give you more than you can handle?”   I have heard that phrase more times than I’d like to say….mostly coming from brothers and sisters in Christ. When I was younger and felt like this […]

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What Might Have Been

On this day, 9 years ago, I had planned to say “I do” to another man. The wedding date would have been July 7, 2007 (7/7/7). I had a ring and a promise to a man to spend my life with him. But that wedding date came and went without a walk down the aisle […]

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Life Is Hard

Discussing life’s happenings this morning with friends, we can come to the conclusion that sometimes life sucks (sorry mom!). And on top of that we are still called to share our story of what Jesus has done for us even on those days when it’s hard.  This was particularly difficult for me to talk about […]

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Forget It….or Not

I serve an awesome and faithful God who grants me grace and mercy that I never deserve.  He has shown me His love when I felt unlovable.  His peace comforted me in the midst of turmoil.  I have been abundantly provided for even when I had nothing to give in return.  He has been my […]

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The Red Dress

We all have one.   Maybe you don’t have a red dress, but there is that one shirt, dress, skirt, or other piece of apparel that we still have but can’t fit into anymore. It may hold a special meaning or just be one of our past favorites to wear that we hate to get rid […]

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Obedience Is Better

My dad asked me this week, “Why haven’t you written your blog in a while?” My response, “I haven’t really had anything to write about.”   That answer carried so much more weight than a lack of subject matter for inspiration. Did I forget that my God is faithful? Always? What more do I need […]

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Views from Two Windows

About five years ago, I took a group of college students with the campus ministries department on a mission trip to Jamaica.  Now, I know what you’re thinking….a mission trip to Jamaica must’ve been nice….really roughing it, huh?….more like cushion trip.  I would have thought the same things if I had not been a part […]

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