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Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 NIV This year I was determined to have my one word picked out by January 1, yet here we are late January.  Foiled yet again!  But not for a lack of trying.  This task has been…

We are Victorious

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?  No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:35 & 37 –…

Nothing to Prove

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 – NIV I am always amazed when I hear highly successful people share their experiences of people not believing in their ability to accomplish their dreams. It is all too common for people to tear each other…

Known

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Jeremiah 1:5 – NIV Have you ever had a conversation and it felt like you and the other person were not on the same page? Where everything you said is misinterpreted? I had one of those conversations the other day. They asked a question. I…

Significance

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16 NIV Significance.  If we are truly honest significance is something, we all crave.…

Burn It Down

This past academic year I gave a series of talks for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) entitled – Burn it Down. Burn it Down was inspired by the MOPS theme – Find Your Fire – and the concept of controlled burns in forest management. Controlled burning restores nutrients and allows forests to grow healthier by destroying…