How ARE you?

How are you?  Our reply to this common greeting speaks volumes about our inner wellness.  The most common response is good, fine or maybe even living the dream!  Other times, we fib a little, saying we’re fine when we’re anything but.  When tired, anxious, sad, or stressed, we think no one really wants to know …

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Obedience in Bubbles

Not many people enjoy chores. I’m one of them. Cooking and baking, yes, but the cleanup, not so much. A number of years ago, however, cleaning the kitchen had a profound impact on my life. Grieving losses in my life, I found cleaning the kitchen utterly joyless. I relished the cleanliness but had no desire …

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Love Like Jesus

Delivering cookies or treats, searching for a special gift for that certain someone and spending time with people we care about are examples of how we show our love, especially this time of year.  While we feel numerous kinds of love for others and things in this world, only One person embodies a love that expects …

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Disappointing Words

Romans 7:15~ I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. Ever disappoint someone you truly care about? I just lived Paul’s sentiment about doing the opposite of what I want to do. Having completed a Bible study on controlling the tongue …

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Follow by Faith, not Feelings

Sometimes, I don’t feel like following His footprints.  In my heart and mind I want to follow, but occasionally I feel tired, overwhelmed or impatient.  My motivation for following fails.  Then a small whisper reminds me- following is about faith and obedience, not feelings. Teaching children recently about how Jesus hung out on Earth after …

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