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The truth about lying

This will sound negative and like it’s coming from a person who has a critical spirit, BUT…. I think I’ve been lied to. I know, I know…. you’re thinking “welcome to the real world,” but here’s the thing — it involves someone I thought I could truly trust. Someone I’ve confided in. Many times. Why […]

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Truth

Life is hard. Our memory verse for the 4th & 5th graders this morning: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Boy, did I need this reminder today. Maybe you do, […]

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New Beginnings

And so a new school year has begun! I don’t know about you but when I was growing up, I always looked forward to this time of year.  I couldn’t wait to get new school supplies and maybe a few new clothes. As I got older, I looked forward to meeting new classmates and new […]

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Pick Me

I have always loved Queen Anne’s Lace and I’ve often wondered how something so beautiful could possibly be a weed. If you’re not familiar with it, you can find it growing along a country road or next to a field. Be sure to look for it. Its unique design reminds me of a snowflake. Recently, […]

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What’s holding you back?

You guys. If you read my previous thoughts about going to the Dominican, I hope you will read this one! I’m back home now, and oh my….. I’m so thankful I didn’t let fear stop me from going on this mission trip. Every single bad thing I thought might happen….didn’t. What I thought would be […]

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Where Does Your Peace Come From?

Several years ago, we went on our first mission trip. The place was Costa Rica. It was a life-changing experience; however, I remember telling my husband during that week that I wasn’t cut out for this. I remember being so relieved when we got home. I had learned to appreciate what I took for granted. […]

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Is it worth your time?

VBS. If you’ve ever been involved in vacation bible school in some way, then you know it’s not an easy week for anyone. If you’ve ever wondered if it’s worth it, please read about my experience. I had something happen last night that brought light to the single most important reason why we include the […]

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It Just Takes One

Integrity. What does that mean to you? On the internet it says this: “Integrity means following your moral or ethical convictions and doing the right thing in all circumstances, even if no one is watching you. Having integrity means you are true to yourself and would do nothing that demeans or dishonors you.” I believe […]

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A Father’s Love

Father’s Day is a special day for many, yet it’s a difficult day for some. If you’ve experienced heartache in some way such as the loss of your father, you may be finding this day difficult to celebrate or observe. My father passed away in 2002, and every year since then I’ve realized how much […]

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Once Upon a Time…

Do you ever look back at your high school days? I don’t often, but earlier today something made me think back to my freshman year. It was my favorite year in school because everything was new. I was anxious the summer before, but I looked forward to going to a new school — mostly, I […]

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