Author Archives: Shana Hensley

2017 Week of Prayer for International Missions

December 3rd-10th is the 2017 Week of Prayer for International Missions. I was given a pamphlet in our church bulletin yesterday filled with 8 days of ways to be in prayer and how to support our missionaries by giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our prayers and donations for these missionaries helps them to […]

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Thankfulness Lost in Busyness

Life is so fast, right? When I turned 40 last summer it was like my life light turned yellow. It was a divine signal to yield, slow down and enjoy life. I am a goal getter and for me slowing down caused me to have anxiety about hitting the brakes and saying, “No”, when I […]

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Jesus is in the Storm

What does the storm look like to you today? Is it physical, relational, emotional, financial, environmental, circumstantial? You fill in the _______________________. No matter what the ‘thing’ is, Christ is in the storm. You may be thinking, “What do you know? My __________ is so big, so rooted, that even Christ isn’t in that!” Let’s […]

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A Study of Psalm 51:1-7

Scripture: Psalm 51:1-7 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done […]

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Go Boldly

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (NKJV)   Even as I type these words, my hands shake and my heart is in pieces. I wonder if yours is too… What has you coming boldly to […]

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He Hears Your Voice

Psalm 116:1-2 (NLT) I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! The theme for Psalm 116 is worshiping as a thankful response, not as a repayment for what God has done. (NLT Life Application […]

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How do we move forward when we can’t stop looking back?

Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting […]

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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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