Who we Follow

We all understand peer pressure.  People, especially teens and young adults can get caught up in following the crowd or the wrong people with devastating results.  As parents, we educate and warn our children about it. But it never goes away.  Who we follow matters. On social media we follow people, companies and groups.  We …

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Strength Through Grace

I’ve always considered myself to be strong.  I take pride in the fact that I am stronger than I look.  When I was working as a nurse in the hospital, I’d help big strong men who had heart surgery.  They didn’t think I could help them stand or sit up.  They’d say, “you’re too small …

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Palm Tree Envy

I still have palm tree envy.  A few years ago, while on vacation after a rough season of life, I gazed often at the palm trees.  I love how they sway in the gentle breezes and also the storms of life.  They also grow whichever way is necessary to reach out for the source of …

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Cast your Cares

I don’t like to fish.  Maybe it’s the patience required, but it’s not very exciting to me. My husband however, loves to fish.  When I go with him, I do one thing-cast.  It’s my favorite part of fishing. Casting the lure way out there, I wait briefly-again I have little patience- then reel it in …

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I am God’s Messenger?

Stephan’s Spirit-led response to the accusing Sanhedrin Council in Acts 7 inspired me.  I prayed for boldness in sharing my faith like God’s messengers in the Bible.  Then I thought, “I’m not God’s messenger!  I’m not a prophet, teacher or called leader in the church.”  Mid-prayer, self-doubt slithered in. Gratefully, God gently broke into my …

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