Category Archives: Practical Life

Good Grief?

God says Don’t murmur: Numbers 14:27 “How long must I bear with this evil congregation that murmurs against me? complain: 1 Corinthians 10:10 “And do not complain…” or grumble & argue: Philippians 2:14-15 “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so … Continue reading

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Carry Each Other’s Burdens…

Galatians 6:2 Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. I can’t tell you what it meant to me, through our cancer journey, to get a card or text that someone was praying … Continue reading

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Exercise the Will

Everyday I have choices: how long to linger in bed, what to wear, how much coffee to drink, even whether to smile. I can look at my “to do” list and let feelings of being overwhelmed consume me… or just … Continue reading

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Counting the cost

Who builds a house and doesn’t count the cost first? Who goes to war and doesn’t plan ahead? These parables Jesus told all equated to taking up our personal “cross” and following Him. Really? It’s like building a structure to … Continue reading

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Armored Up!

When I became a Christian, my mom taught me about God’s Armor (Ephesians 6:20-19). She told me to put in on in-prayer EVERY day, and so I have… and I cover all those I love as well 🙂 HELMET of … Continue reading

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“Oh, be careful little eyes…”

I used to sing the song to my kids, “Oh, be careful little eyes what you see…” It would remind me every time I turned on the TV or radio that they were also ingesting whatever I was playing. It … Continue reading

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IN everything… FOR everything

Be thankful is a clear mandate in God’s Word! Besides who is to be thankful I’ve been pulling verses to help me know: when and what for and how and where to be thankful… Who gives thanks? Paul’s Prayer (in … Continue reading

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He Does Restore!

I waited so long… 7 years in-fact. Not as long as some, but it sure felt long to me. My “right hand, little brain (-before smart phones), organizing-helper” pushed away somewhere around 16 years old. It was, as they say, … Continue reading

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Be still

I took a nice long walk this morning, talking to God. Thankful for blessings, amazed over answers to prayer and frustrated that some issues continue… after years. I thought of the role of the prodigal’s father- watching, waiting. I think … Continue reading

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Free to Enjoy!

Fasting weekly for “Freedom Friday’s” has brought some great revelations and insights. My friend Bobbi (who fasts along with me) and I have been amazed to see God consistently give us each a weekly word to focus on. Many times … Continue reading

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