Change of Plans

Plans change. Sometimes it happens to us and other times, we need to let go to change. But letting go takes trust and courage, which I don’t always possess. Holding onto what we love or are comfortable with is easier. Letting go requires faith in something new or trusting in someone else. Failure is an …

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When We Need Help Anticipating Advent

I’m thrilled to welcome my friend Crystal Twaddell as our guest today. Crystal’s warm heart to encourage and uplift is obvious here in her beautiful words on anticipation. Enjoy as we anticipate our King! Anticipation is such a gift! Every year we join the world in celebrating Advent and counting down the arrival of Christmas…the …

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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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Slow Down & Learn

I like to move quickly; physically and figuratively.  But I am learning there are times when it’s better to go slow. At the very beginning of my knee recovery, I had a machine to very slowly bend my knee.  It felt good to move my knee slowly.  Now, move slowly has become a mantra for the …

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Listen First

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  James 1:19 I frequently do the opposite of this verse.  I am often quick to speak and slow to listen.  I was reminded this week of one of my inherit flaws to talk first, …

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