Personal Development Category

Is God for Me?

Have you ever thought that God was working against you? Sometimes it seems the harder you try to do what you think He’s asking you to do, the more adversity you face. The Israelites found themselves in this very situation. Moses sent people ahead of the Israelites with a proposal of peace to the King […]

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Hope

Hope Can Overcome Even Our Most Discouraging Days HOPE.  It’s one of my favorite words.  I mean, thank goodness this word exists.  Can you imagine a world without it?  When I began writing this last month, I found myself deeply concerned for our world. I had experienced great disappointment during a particular instance of  blatant […]

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Remove the Blinders

This may seem like one of those articles that is done and redone to a point that is boring. How many times can you read an individual’s story about weight loss or weight gain? It’s tiring, right! I hope that mine will be a little bit different, but I will leave that up to you. […]

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I Don’t Have Time for This

When? When will this be done? I don’t have time for this!!! Do you get irritated, frustrated, discouraged, or mad when things don’t go the way you thought they would, your plans change? I went to this appointment, knowing I had kids to pick up afterwards, not thinking I would be delayed 20 minutes. I […]

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Chosen for Love

“But Mama I love her, ” she pleaded while I begged to throw out the tattered doll for the umpteenth time. “But your birthday is coming. I’ll buy you a new one.” “No, Mama.  Please.  I chose her because I love her.”  And that was it.  There are moments when arguments with a stubborn, loveable, […]

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What is the Lesson?

The complaint in second grade this morning was that I teach them wrong. I don’t do it like their real teacher. I am a substitute teacher. This means that I walk into classrooms proven to be ripe with influenza, colds, stomach ailments, and strep throat to teach from material that I most likely have not […]

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Quiet Blessings

My family and I have made it a point to read one chapter in the Bible each night. We started in the Old Testament and have been reading in the book of Deuteronomy currently. This book opens with Moses reminding the remaining Israelites of the journey God has brought them through, preparing them to finally […]

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My Monarch Story

It was a beautiful brisk Sunday morning in Mexico. My eyes were caught by the sky as I peered out from under the unfinished roof. What caught my attention was not the clear blue sky but what fluttered high above. At first, I thought I was watching birds, but after observing them approach, I realized […]

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Healing Through Helping

You know Sarah, she started out as Sarai and went two lifetimes of not being able to have a baby and then one day God healed her womb at ninety years old and bata-bing-bata-boom out comes Isaac. He was cutie too. The swooning that melted over that baby lasted for years. you can start to […]

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No Matter Where We Are

This wonderful church is very similar to the church of my youth, so sweet friend, let’s go back a few years and climb the steps, find a pew, settle in and listen “somewhat” intently to a missionary sharing scenes of wild animals, primitive villages, and families sitting around a large pot– wait, isn’t that the […]

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