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

Who Are You Following?

The Cross before me, still I will follow. The Cross before, still I will follow. No turning back. No turning back. I had a really stressful day today! I wanted to turn and run but I stood firm, fought the tears back, stiffened shoulders and all. I made it through my day, work finished. I walked out the building headed
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It’s Already Been Paid Pt1

I love the story of Sarai because she reminds me to WAIT. Do you remember her from Genesis 16? If not, I will sum it for you. Sarai had no children and was married to Abram. She then gets a bright idea. She told Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build
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Greatest Love

My Dad went to prison for molesting my daughters and day care girls. I am the one who turned him in to the law. I did not do it for revenge. I turned him in because I had to protect the children. While he was locked up the Lord started working on me about forgiving Dad. Four months later I was able
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Infallible

/inˈfaləb(ə)l/adjective not capable of making mistakes or being wrong never failing; absolutely trustworthy certain to succeed unable to disappoint   Dear Make-Up Industry, I fell in love with your products! Your marketing strategy is pure genius. The way you use imitations of perfection to promote your products is almost infallible itself. It is incredible how you hire professional make-up artists
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Fakery Part 2

Last week in my post, I said that I had to get honest with God about a situation I was dealing with at that time. I had to come clean with my own fakery! Yes – I was being a phony. I was being two-faced. How was I being fake? I wasn’t being authentic with Jesus or genuine about the
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For the “if” in Life

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please. Song of Solomon 8:4 Situation #1 I know a couple who dated quite a few years. She was a virgin when they married. They have been married several years but now she wonders “what if” I would have dated more than
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Hope For The Hurting

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 How can we think about hope when our hearts are shattered into a million pieces? All we know is the pain. All we feel is the pain. Pain that consumes us until
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Multi-Tasking or Distracting

I used to be able to multi-task so very well. No one could tell me any differently either. The definition of multitask is: to work at several different tasks simultaneously according to Definition.com. I can now admit that I am not the best at multi-tasking but I can be distracted from the task at hand with the best of them.
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Fakery Part 1

Matthew 23:12  (NIV) For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Fakery. Yes. This is a real word. I did not neologize this. (In other words, I didn’t make up a new word.) And yes. Neologize is also a real word. A couple of my friends reading this right now are most
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Faith for the Falling

I was angry at God for years, starting at age nine, because He didn’t stop my dad from verbally and sexually abusing me.  I didn’t tell anyone what dad did to me because he told me not to tell.  I believed with all of my little girl heart that He COULD have stopped dad but He just WOULDN’T stop him.
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Christmas Time Trial – TODAY

Years after the tragic loss of our infant baby boy…God continues to bless our family (husband and first born son in image below). Merry Christmas, Starlet and Family

Reflections: The Gift of the Magi

There is a short story that I absolutely love. It’s called The Gift of the Magi written by O. Henry. It is a touching story of a couple wanted who wanted so desperately to get each other a very special gift for Christmas that they each sold the possessions they were most proud of in order to do so. Imagine the look on
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The “Holly Jolly” Christmas Recipe

Have a holly, jolly Christmas; it’s the best time of the year. I don’t know if there’ll be snow but have a cup of cheer. Have a holly, jolly Christmas, and when you walk down the street, Say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet. The holiday season is such a fun time – I can understand why
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Sparkles in the Son

I don’t like snow. It’s messy, cold, and such an inconvenience. As a child, I enjoyed it. Making snow angles, snowmen, and having snowball fights were all some of winter’s exciting benefits. Now, as an adult, I have little to no tolerance of it. Until one day, things changed. We had a blizzard on a Sunday night. Because I jump
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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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