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Vowing to ignite a passion in you kindled by the hope of Christ.

Christmas Time Trial (continued final)

As I mentioned at the end of last week’s article, George and I argued about how the other was ‘handling’ the stress of our baby’s diagnosis. It was a very stressful time in our marriage. I may not recall exactly what we did for Christmas that year but with Brandon in the home for Christmas, my regular way to celebrate
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Tis the Season

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Tis’ the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Tis the season to be jolly, right? Yet in times past, the month of December was reported to have depression and suicide rates peaked. However, as I’ve researched this
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Christmas Time Trial (continued)

Last week, I talked about our high risk pregnancy where we were asked if we wanted to carry our baby  to term or have an abortion. We, of course, chose to carry to term because this little life had a chance so long as God was on his throne and we prayed and had others praying in agreement with us.
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Christmas Time Trial

I have had wonderful Christmas seasons and some not so wonderful. I recall a time 6 years ago, I was around 8 month’s pregnant (due in January 2008) with my husband’s first baby. We were informed at our 20 week ultrasound that our baby was a boy. However, the ultrasound technician hurried out of the room and when she came
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CRU – Falling Plates

[gĭv] [thāngk]…BIBLE WEEK PT 3

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV – 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances: for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Well ladies, we have come to the end of our journey in dissecting these three verses in this passage of scripture in Thessalonians 5. So far we’ve discussed “16 rejoice always”,“17 pray continually”,  and now we’re at “18 give thanks…” How befitting
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Thankful God Loves Me Enough to Trust Me

Today, as I received my voting ballot, the man said “you are so joyful.” I thanked him. The lady next to him complimented my outfit. She said “your colors go together so well. You look so nice.” I thanked her. After voting, I handed my ballot to the same lady. I said goodbye to both of them and as I
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THANKFUL: Identity Crisis Solved

Years ago, I would have stolen someone else’s identity if I could have. Why? Because I didn’t love myself and hated who I was. Being me was never good enough or even “ok.” I wanted so desperately to be told who I was. Why? Because I didn’t know. I didn’t know what that looked like. I had no concept of
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[pray] con•tin•u•al•ly BIBLE WEEK PT 2

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV – 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances: for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.And we’re back for the second part of our three part series in honor of Bible Week. Today we’ll be discussing the next verse in this passage of Scripture in 1 Thessalonians as highlighted
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re•joice al•ways – BIBLE WEEK PT 1

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV – 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances: for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. In honor of Bible Week, we’re going to take a closer look at the above Bible verse. I love breaking the word down into bite sized pieces to chew on and digest! LOL!
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The ONE and ONLY

Outside of Jesus, the life -story of David (in the Bible) is my favorite. David is known for his victory as a teenager in his one on one battle to the death with the giant Philistine Goliath. Logically the odds were mounted against David, which tells us that faith and logic have absolutely NOTHING to do with each other. Goliath
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Thankful For “Iron Sharpening Iron” Women

I am thankful for the best group of ladies surrounding me with encouragement, wise counsel, who also pray with and for me. They are from different walks of life, churches, jobs and businesses. God, thankfully, knows what he is doing. I mention my ladies because they have sharpened me, advised me, watched me grow, fall, cry, laugh, build my business,
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THANKFUL: I Am Now a Slave to Righteousness

Romans 6:16, 22 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?…22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads
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Thankful

I am thankful for my mother who loves me so much. When I walk into Sorenson Golden Living, her eyes light up. She does this little dance that I join in. I hug and kiss her. Yesterday, I sat at the dinner table with her and let her talk while I ate up all the saltine crackers left there by
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