Category Archives: Christian Living

Roosters and Redemption

Recently, I had a conversation with my sons about what it means to deny Jesus.  My 11-year-old told my youngest the story of Peter denying Jesus the night Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane.  I think that is the image we think of: to deny Jesus means we blatantly say we don’t know […]

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Is God Good ALL The Time?

I recently received some good news from our doctor about our current pregnancy that was quite the opposite of what the doctor had told us just 2 weeks prior.  The news clearly revealed God’s hand in performing a miraculous work.  Even the doctor was scratching his head at the findings. Because we are sharing our […]

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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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Labor of Love

Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and dedicated to American workers’ social and economic achievements. The first Monday in September marks a yearly national, tribute to collective contributions workers have made to the strength, wealth, and general well-being of our country.1 Thus, Congress passed into law the first Monday of September, Labor […]

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Be Encouraged

I just want to encourage you! As I think about the devastation of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana and beyond and with so much going on in our lives; sometimes we have to encourage ourselves. I have included scriptures in this post to help keep you encouraged.  Know that you are not alone and God […]

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When You’re Feeling Less Than

Most people are shocked to find out that I suffer from low self-esteem.  Yes, I’m a classroom teacher and a Sunday School leader, who also calls herself a writer.  I lead small groups, make announcements in church, coach youth sports, and sometimes serve as a KTIP Resource Teacher. As the pastor’s wife, I can be […]

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Next Level Living

Women leaders often ask me, “How do I move the ministry to the next level?”  Some say it takes prayer.  Others say it takes work.  Still some will tell you it just takes time. Nevertheless, I say it takes these and more. I venture to say next level ministry begins with next level living. First, as […]

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Voices

This past weekend, my husband and I went to see The Dark Tower.  It was one of his favorite movie genres – sci fi/fantasy.  A basic story about good vs. evil.  Since my husband and I are both really aware of sermon illustrations when we go to the movie, it didn’t take long for one […]

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Overwhelmed

“‘Cause Your love is overwhelming/Your love is overwhelming…I’m livin’ in awe/’Cause You don’t need me at all/But You couldn’t love me more…I’m livin’ in awe/And every day I fall/But You never let me go…” ~ Awe by Hollyn Are you ever overwhelmed by the sheer majesty of our Heavenly Father? Sometimes I find myself thinking, Lord, You […]

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You Want Me To Do What?

This week I was studying in Exodus.  It has been an amazing journey through this book.  I can only imagine what it was like for the Israelites.  Just to be that involved in the work of God. In Exodus 31, God is giving instructions to the Israelites on building the temple. “See, I have called […]

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