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My Anxiety has Anxiety

What is anxiety? Dictionary.com defines anxiety as a distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. What is supposed to be the Christian reaction to worldly concerns? What are followers of Jesus to do about worldly... Continue Reading →

Changing Seasons

They say that in south Texas we don’t have “seasons”, but I disagree. We may not see the evidence of physical changes in nature but as months go by on the calendar, we do experience seasons of life, such as... Continue Reading →

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

God likes pushing us past where we’re comfortable. As a child, I had terrible stage fright. I was shy. Anyone who knew me only ever saw half my face, the other half hidden behind my mom. I joined ballet when... Continue Reading →

Praying through Trials

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. -James 1:2-3 I don’t know about you, but I have always struggled with James. In the... Continue Reading →

Freedom in Christ

In 1776, our forefathers joined together against tyranny, which eventually lead to 13 colonies becoming the United States of America. On Tuesday, we celebrate the bravery of those men who will become our founding fathers and celebrate the independence we... Continue Reading →

Constancy in Christ

It's funny how quickly things become constants in our lives, seemingly without our notice. Almost two and a half years ago, I walked into an animal shelter and walked out with a dog. For two and a half years that... Continue Reading →

The Laundry Crusade

Every mother can relate to the challenges of laundry. As I raised five children, I loathed the loads and never ending loads of tiny clothes.  The abundance of socks that needed matching. The food and grass stains that required attention.... Continue Reading →

God at Work

The book of Ruth begins with a placeholder ”the time of Judges”. The book of Judges is a book of desperation, of people scorning God and suffering the consequences of turning away. The history of that time period is one... Continue Reading →

The Choices that Define Us

Our lives are full of choices. Whether or not to get up in the morning, to be productive, to be light, to be love to the world around us. The choices that define us, the ones that are not easy,... Continue Reading →

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