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Something Else Stinks at Christmas

December 13, 2016
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“I bet everyone else brought homemade treats to the party,” I thought as heaviness sat on my heart. I looked at my package of cookies, still in the ugly, plastic grocery store container, and I felt inadequate. “We don’t need to keep up with the neighbors, Kim,” he said as I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t … Read more

What’s Really Ugly at Christmas?

December 5, 2016
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Once when I was a teenager and had a friend visiting, my Mom stepped into the doorway of my room and said, “oh, I thought Lindsay was here. I heard you girls talking about her, so I assumed she must have joined you. Otherwise, you were just gossiping, which isn’t nice. So, unless you can … Read more

Your Job This Week…

November 7, 2016
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As the election draws to an end, Christians have an opportunity to demonstrate what it looks like to follow Jesus. Whether your candidate wins or loses, others should hear grace, compassion, humility, and love when they inevitably bring up the election. Jesus said: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My … Read more

Enough Said

October 31, 2016
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Sometimes God’s Word needs no explanation or discussion, just eyes to see and ears to hear: “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me. Make Your face … Read more

Rejoice?! Now? Are You Kidding?

July 18, 2016
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Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!  Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  ~ Philippians 4:4-7   … Read more

Are You Actin’ A Fool?

July 11, 2016
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I finished law school and began practicing law at a firm in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The folks at the firm had a saying when someone was overreacting or losing control.  They would say that person was “actin’ a fool!” Sometimes when tensions would rise in our office, the paralegal would say to the attorney, “Now … Read more

No Worries ~ Be Happy

May 31, 2016
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Remember that song, “Don’t worry, be happy?” It was a catchy tune, but it didn’t provide much to help us stop worrying. Jesus, however, told us exactly how to stop worrying. Apparently, 2000+ years ago, people also worried. Jesus didn’t sing a jingle. Instead, He said this: “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried … Read more

And God Answered…Purposeful, Personal, Powerful

March 23, 2016
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The last time we “talked” I was sitting alone in the desert, asking God how I should explain what happens when we read our Bibles (see Monday’s post “Why Should I Read Something That Is 2000 Years Old?!”). As I sat under the hot Arizona sun, God answered… As I sat in utter astonishment, wondering … Read more

Why Read Something That’s 2000 Years Old?!

March 21, 2016
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Is your Bible as dusty as this one? Do you even own a Bible that you read? I didn’t. I never read the Bible until after Austin died. I never believed it was written for me. I never believed it could apply to my life or be useful to me. When Austin died, I started searching … Read more

Do You See Me? He whispered

March 5, 2016
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In the quiet stillness of dawn, I sat on a bench. My breath blew puffs of steam over my coffee. The sky was red as the birds sang in the morning. Every now and then something would stir in the lake and ripple the water. As I prayed, divine peace settled over me like the blanket … Read more