A Well-Spent Life

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You might call me a “time-keeper” if you saw me everyday. I constantly check the clock and make daily use of my planner and wall calendar. For some reason time bears a great weight on me. I hate being late for anything and easily get irritated when someone else arrives after the appointed time…(Read More)

Face-to-Face

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With Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) now past, the next “feast” God set in place is actually a fast, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. So, a (hopefully) really brief history: The Day of Atonement is first mentioned in Leviticus 23:26-32. Basically what happened was the high priest would take one…(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)

Drop it like it’s hot…

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“Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.” Proverbs 17:14 NIV “Just drop it,” How many of us have heard this being said in the heat of an argument? Why is that said? To release stress of the argument, to prevent negative or even more…(Read More)

In my mind, our camping trip, and our entire vacation was going to be a time for contemplation and reflection…to be purposeful in examining areas that I need to take back to God. And then reality of what “vacation”┬ámeans while having preschoolers hit me! One-bedroom hotel rooms, an enclosed vehicle, and a…(Read More)

Possess it and live in it…

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How many have seen a professed Christian blatantly live in the world by worldly standards. I am not talking about the slip up, but instead the attitude of intent that they need not live by God’s standards. “For you are to cross over the Jordan to go in to take possession of the land…(Read More)

Hungry Feeders…..

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Have you ever cut down a tree or shrub and had to deal with the shoots that sprout up all over the place afterward? They are persistent, hard to kill, fast growing and eager to help the tree survive whatever devastating event just took place. They do not whine and complain or wilt when they…(Read More)

Up To My Elbows

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Our dishwasher can be a bit finicky. There are seasons it works just fine, seasons it doesn’t work at all, and seasons it tends to melt the now-clean plastic dishes on the upper-rack. Right now, we’re in a season of having it not work at all and it’s just simply…(Read More)

The Sweet Things of God

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Autumn is my favorite season of the year! There is so much going on and to look forward to. And now, the Fall Feasts are upon us! My background is definitely not Jewish, but I did marry a man of Jewish lineage. In researching many of the most important celebrations of the Jewish/Messianic heritage…(Read More)

Driving home today, my mind was caught up in the whirlwind of different, yet MAJOR, life decisions we are in the midst of facing. Should we do this, or do that? What are the pros and cons each way? If we did this, then what would happen? And so the whirlwind spun and spun. Then…(Read More)

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