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When It Hits the Fan

“I lift my eyes to the mountains–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 Complaining, murmuring and cursing is all you hear. You turn to your left and … Continue reading

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The God Who Sees Me

“But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.” Psalm 33:18 NIV When I feel invisible and cast aside, You see me. When it feels as if no … Continue reading

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Let Down Your Net

“Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” Luke 5:5 NIV You’ve been working so long and hard to fulfill the dream God has placed inside of … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Rumble

You open your eyes, turn over and look at the clock. It’s 7:30, Monday. You should have been up at 6:30 but you forgot to set your alarm clock. You give yourself a mental slap upside your head and drag … Continue reading

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Helpless & Loved

(Rom 5:6-8) NET 6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to … Continue reading

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Sparrow in the Milking Parlor

I stood disappointed, empty, broken, scared, and angry, with my fist raised to the heavens. About a decade ago, I scanned the want ads; “Don’t mind getting dirty? Come milk cows.” I’ve always loved cows. I’m good at getting dirty. … Continue reading

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For The Lost

I’m sorry. I admit I was too caught up in my own drama and grief that I didn’t realize you were lost. I was given one simple mission and that was to spread the Gospel of Christ. I was meant to … Continue reading

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Never Alone

Three thousand, six hundred and twenty-eight, that’s how many tears you shed today. When the alarm went off this morning, you hit the snooze button, rolled over and mumbled, “I can’t do this.” I softly whispered in your ear, “we’ll … Continue reading

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WARNING: DEADLY OUTBREAK

It starts off small, a slight grumbling in the pit of your stomach. Your cheeks become flushed. Then your heart starts pounding and your blood pressure rises. These are the symptoms of a deadly virus that affects millions of people … Continue reading

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Snorkeling versus Submarines

I have always been fascinated with water. I would make sure to watch Jacques Cousteau every Sunday to see what exciting underwater adventure he was on. I even wanted to be a oceanographer when I grew up. Unfortunately, I learned … Continue reading

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Faith at Rest – Lessons from Lot

Are you at REST with your faith? Not at peace. Not comfortable with your faith. But is your faith resting. Newton’s First Law of Motion states (and I am paraphrasing a bit) that a body at rest will remain at … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Plug into the Power of God

Most of us don’t think about electricity until it is not there. For most of us, we enjoy the convenience of 110v powering our house or apartment. We plug our computer, smart phone, coffee maker or X-Box into the wall … Continue reading

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The Mighty Worrier

I have a confession to make. For most of my life, I have been living in the delusion that I’m a super hero. By day, I’m the mild mannered employee, friend, sister and daughter but as soon as there is … Continue reading

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The Matryoshka Metaphor

When I first arrived in Moscow to start my new job, I realized something immediately. I was not in Kansas anymore. Not that I have ever lived in Kansas, but I did arrive in the middle of winter. It was … Continue reading

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Whose Glory?

I’ve noticed lately, that when my work is rejected or if I don’t get a lot of views and comments on my blog, I get discouraged and depressed for days. It’s as if my joy is linked to what others … Continue reading

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