Author Archives: Shana Hensley

Serving Well

I Peter 4:10 “God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” We glorify God when we use our spiritual giftedness in serving others. If you are new to women’s ministry or are struggling to find your niche, I want to encourage […]

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A Disciple who makes Disciples

The women’s ministry in our church has been life-changing. When I began coming to Grace Baptist Church in 2000, I had little to no experience in church life. The ladies of Grace were quick to scoop me up and disciple me. It began as an invitation to join them in Sunday School, then the choir. The weekly Bible Studies were […]

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All of the If’s, And’s, and Then’s

Nehemiah 1:1-11 It was late autumn; Nehemiah was at the fortress of Susa. His brother Hanani along with some others came to visit him. They had just come from Judah so Nehemiah asked them how things were going in Jerusalem. They said to him, “Things are not going well for those who returned to the […]

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The Struggle is Real

The struggle is real.. The Apostle Paul knew a little about what it was like to struggle. In fact here in 2 Corinthians Chapter 11 we are given some insights to his struggle: -Five times the Jews gave him thirty-nine lashes -Three times he was beaten with rods -He was stoned once -Three times shipwrecked -Endured […]

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The Voices in Our Heads

·         I’m not equipped or skilled enough to do that! ·         The ‘in’ crowd never wants to invite me in. ·         I’m not bold enough or have an outgoing personality. ·         My marriage will never look like hers. ·         Why do I feel so unwanted in my own family? ·         Why don’t my kids look […]

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Tears and Oil

Luke 7:36-50 The Pharisee invited Jesus over for dinner. A sinful woman from town heard He was going to be there, so she came with an alabaster jar of perfume oil. As Jesus spoke to the Pharisee, the woman’s tears wet Jesus feet. She wiped them with her hair, kissed His feet then poured perfumed oil on them. […]

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Dinosaur Eggs produce Patience!

We are a homeschool family, our weeks are full to bursting with spelling bees, math drills, and geography trivia for fun learning! When our kiddos do really well, we treat them with a few dollars and drive out to our local Dollar General. They get their own little yellow basket and scan the isles for that […]

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That Old Coonhound, Sadie

Our family has a coonhound that we foster for our local animal shelter. Her name is Sadie, she has a strikingly shiny, sleek, rich black and red coat. She’s gorgeous to look at when the sun shines down on her back. When she wandered in, she was very malnourished and timid. It took us weeks to get […]

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How to be a WORLD CHANGER!

Do you want to change the WORLD? Do you want to be the leader God created you to be? Together, let’s change the world, starting with ourselves. Romans 12:9-16 (NLT) ·         Help me not to pretend to love others ·         Help me to really love them ·         Help me to hate what is wrong ·         […]

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How’s your heart?

Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” If we knew we had a physical heart condition, we would most certainly want to see a cardiologist for treatment. But what about our heart, the one that beats our character and integrity? As I meditated on Proverbs 4:23, I asked […]

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