Relentlessly Tender Shepherd

“… Jesus is the conquering King and the Good Shepherd. He has power over death. But he also has a soft spot for the Mary Magdalene’s of the world. The regal hero is relentlessly tender.” —Max Lucado, Unshakable Hope I prayed and pondered for weeks about the opening post of this series because I wanted…

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Utterly & Uniquely You!

The planet just really needs you to be YOU, okay? —Annie Downs, 100 Days To Brave God made you to be utterly and uniquely you! If He wanted you to be like anyone else, He would have simply cloned another one of them, right? Nope—God wanted YOU—just exactly the way you are. Annie Downs illustrates…

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Christmas Morning Fun!

Isn’t this a fun idea for the kids on Christmas morning? Okay, I confess, I love Pinterest! I thought this creative idea was brilliant… pancakes with fresh fruit and just a dab of whipped cream. So simple, lot’s of fun, and healthy, too! Bon appetit! You’ll need: Pancakes (frozen or homemade) Fresh raspberries Bananas Large…

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A Christmas Whisper

I have a simple wish this Christmas. My wish is this: That this Christmas your heart will hear God whisper. It might not be easy. You might have to get somewhere quiet—shut out all the outside noise. So you can hear His whisper to your heart… Ready? Okay, so there is this story, It is…

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Why Two Witnesses?

But if his heart is closed to you, then go to him again, taking one or two others with you. You’ll be fulfilling what the Scripture teaches when it says, ‘Every word may be verified by the testimony of two or three witnesses.  Matthew 18: 16 TPT I think there are some folks who are…

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Am I Stuck In A Room?

I don’t want to be part of a Church that gets stuck in a room. —Eric Johnson Every so often, someone says something that sums up everything that’s been swirling around inside of me just looking for a place to land. So, I was just listening to this sermon about a week ago, and just…

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Fishing With Jesus

Simon Peter announced, “I’m going fishing.” John 21: 3 This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. I suppose because it’s not so much about fishing, as it is about about the recommissioning of a man who had really blown it—and I mean big time! This is a story about Peter, the guy who…

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Distance, God, And You

Have you ever looked up to the stars at night and thought, “There might be a God, but He’s way out there somewhere, in the distance.” I had always felt it. This distance. All of my life—I felt out of sync with what was around me. Family. School. Church. God. Wherever I was, there was them, then there…

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Broken Prayers for Tidal Waves

There is just no preparation for sudden loss. It feels like a tidal wave engulfs you. And while I was thankful, for all the cards and books I received from friends, there was one book, that literally saved me. Riches Stored In Secret Places, by Verdell Davis, reached down into that ocean of darkness, and…

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Potluck Pizzazz!

It’s that time of year again. You’re going to a potluck with your “tribe” and you need something simple, quick and with a little pizzazz please! Well, here it is… quick, simple, healthy, and definitely vegan (Lord, love ’em!) I used to dread this time of year, when all the gang at Ernest & Julio…

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