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Facing Giants

Five smooth stones. That’s all David had as he faced off the giant. As he stood against the threat to his home. He refused the armor, he refused the sword and shield and the King’s protection. He stood against this... Continue Reading →

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 →

Standing Out Versus Shutting Out

As a Christian, we walk a fine line in this world. As followers of Christ, we are called to stand apart of the world, beacons of light in the darkness. There are several calls of action in Scripture that reminds... 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 →

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 →

Knowledge Versus Action

We live in a world of information overload. We have everything we could ever want to know, right at our fingertips. I am constantly googling tidbits of random things throughout my day. I love being able to satisfy my curiosity.... Continue Reading →

Faith in Imperfection

Have you ever found yourself doubting God? Perhaps not doubting His abilities or His goodness or His power, but doubting His trust in you? Doubting that somehow, some way, God made the wrong choice in calling you in His plan?... Continue Reading →

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