Merry Christmas; Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 11

Surely goodness and love will follow me    all the days of my life, This section of Psalm 23 is so fitting for this Christmas season. As Keller begins to wrap up his book, “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23,” he reflects back on the goodness and mercy we have seen the shepherd show his flock. As long […]

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Camping on Goodness; Praising Before Breakthrough

Where has God led you this past week? He led me to sit with an old friend. Separated by different seasons of life, we hadn’t visited for too long. I stopped to say hi and thought I’d only be a minute. Instead I was at least an hour, sitting in her living room, taking time […]

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Praying God’s Will; 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 3

Good Monday, Friends.  How have you been?  Have you read 2 Thessalonians 3? This may be a hard chapter for some.  Paul addresses the subject of disciplining a brother who is living in sin. I used the NASB, Amplified Version, Blueletterbible.org, and the IVP Bible Background Commentary for the New Testament. The Word of God […]

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Tithing and Hilarious Giving

The first ten years of marriage, my husband and I gave to the church, but we didn’t tithe. Tithing traces back to the Old Testament, when God commanded his people, the Israelites, to give ten percent of what He gave them back to Him.  This tithe provided for the tribe of the Levites who served […]

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When God Brings You Out

I was reading over at Beauty Beyond Bones, and was touched by her very vulnerable post, sharing  how the enemy of our souls can use memories of dark times in our lives to discourage and disparage.  I’ve been going through some personal evaluation myself, and her story just struck a chord. Haven’t we all been […]

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