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The Scandalous Miracle

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He took the news like a punch in the gut, the breath shoved out of his lungs; his dream dying right before his eyes. How could she do this? He knew what the law demanded. But he couldn’t imagine being the one to abandon her to her certain fate: death beneath a heap of…(Read More)

We need to be careful of what we say, and what we think we could never do. When we believe a lie we are capable of doing what we once thought we could never do. This is another confirmation of the importance of seeking the Kingdom first…(Read More)

The act of sinning is different than sin itself. Much like telling the truth is different than truth, living is different from life and dying is different from death. For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of…(Read More)

It’s almost too easy to slip into a sea of hopelessness as we face this complicated thing called “life”.  For those who have found their salvation in Jesus, it can still be overwhelming just dealing with the day-to-day. But, what if it was intended to be simple?  What if the complexity of…(Read More)

When I was a kid, the Christmas tree, in all its colorful, illuminated glory mesmerized me.  The family time we spent putting it up…the lights breaking up the post-dinner darkness…sparkling on the nearby windows.  It was magical. And, even once I started my own family with my husband, the Christmas tree was…(Read More)

The speck…

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I was singing worship today and I felt God give me a word as we sang out the following lyrics from a Gateway Worship song: “Wonderful You are wonderful Yours my heart You’re my life Jesus Christ” He said to me, “I know”, and there was a short pause, “even in your sinning, even…(Read More)

Vote vs. Action

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Vote vs. Action In the wake of the recent elections, I have to look back at how all elections are portrayed. Its almost like the Armageddon preachers on the side of the street. The end is near, the end is near, but haven’t we heard that in every election? And why is it that…(Read More)

Overflowing Love

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It has been a month of go-go-go for our family, as I’m sure it’s been for yours. Yes, we had Thanksgiving, but truthfully that was the simplest day of the month for us. I mentioned back in September that we were undergoing the licensing process to become foster parents. Well, at…(Read More)

Room for One More

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Years ago, Steve and I discussed our shared vision for adoption. I haven’t included this in my bio or posted anything about this subject up until now, I suppose, because this is still an “in the works” heart’s desire. But in the midst of our preparations for our lives to change, I felt…(Read More)

I felt God woke me this morning at 5:30 am to tell me something. It was that sometimes we dont pay attention to the smallest of things. He gave me John 12.47-50, “If anyone hears does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the…(Read More)