Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

What Is Your Purpose?

I love downtown Indy. Going there brings back one of my favorite memories from my childhood.  I remember my parents taking me there at Christmastime – when I was about 5 or 6 years old (I’m guessing). We walked around to see the lights, the decorated store windows, and then listened to a choir sing Christmas songs – […]

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The Truth Will Set You Free

“What is your story? Your real story, the story you fight to hide, the story that keeps you from freedom? The gospel frees these knots, opens truth where only silence resided. The grace of Jesus allows us to look honestly at our lives, not lock our stories into a place of shame. When I open […]

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What Will it Take?

I’ve had this on my mind for a while, but just couldn’t seem to put it into words. Timing is everything. If you are reading this, please know that it is written in love. I’m not being judgmental – that’s not my job. There are people I love so much who are missing the joy […]

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Lesson Number 92014

I should’ve known that I was being prepared for a disappointing day when I read my devotions this morning.… “Try to see things more and more from My perspective….When little things don’t go as you had hoped, look to Me lightheartedly and say, “Oh, well.” ~ Jesus Calling. That was only a small part of […]

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What My Three-Year-Old Student Taught Me

Last week,  we were talking to our three-year old students at preschool about Adam and Eve.  We discussed the fact that God had a rule that Adam and Eve couldn’t eat fruit from the tree of knowledge.  Next, we talked about different rules that we have at school and why it’s important to follow them.  […]

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Seek Him With All Your Heart

What a blessing it is to have access to blogs and books that are written and illustrated by Christian authors. I find it very encouraging to know that I’m not alone in my struggles, and love hearing how God helps others make it through similar life experiences. One of the blogs that I follow recently […]

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Sometimes Taking a Stand Means Standing Alone

    Just finished reading a remarkable book – Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It’s a novel written about a boy, Auggie, who was born with a facial deformity. He was homeschooled up until the beginning of 5th grade–when his parents took a giant step of faith and enrolled him in a school.  This story holds […]

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Neglect = Regret

When I was driving by our neighborhood pool recently, fun summer memories began to flood my thoughts. I remember one particular summer day that I spent with my three sons.  I grabbed some money for snacks and our  beach towels, then we headed to the pool for the day.  Simple, but good.  When the boys […]

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Are You Listening?

There’s a song that we sing at church that I have a love/hate relationship with sometimes. We don’t sing it often, but when we do –  it humbles me. As soon as I hear the first few notes,  I know what’s coming.  As I sing the words, tears well up and roll down my cheeks […]

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