Complete

Throughout my life, I have over and over again, seen people search for means of fulfilling themselves. I find it truly heartbreaking to watch. I have watched people who think money can buy their completeness. They work and work…save and save…buy and buy…yet still fill incomplete. Still others think human love can provide them with […]

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To Be

***Word of the Week*** The word of the week is the “to be” verb. As you have probably noticed, I am a woman of many favorites. So, it only seems reasonable that I would have a favorite word. That word is “to be”. Full disclosure, my love language is time. I greatly value presence. Hearing […]

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Perfect Peace

The world defines peace as the absence of troubles or problems. Basically, it is avoiding unpleasant situations. The world’s peace is situational. The peace Christ gives is quite different. It provides for us the absence of fear and anxiety. The peace of Jesus seeks the highest good for our lives. It is rooted in our […]

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Beyond the Manger

Sometimes I think people see the baby in the Manger and believe that is the end of the story. If that is all we see, we have missed the point. The baby Jesus is the “kick off” of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Next, comes the cross and Jesus’s death on our behalf. He took […]

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Beyond a Baby in a Manger

Sometimes I think people see the baby in the Manger and believe that is the end of the story. If that is all we see, we have missed the point. The baby Jesus is the “kick off” of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Next, comes the cross and Jesus’s death on our behalf. He took […]

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Make Room

I recall hearing the Christmas Story as a child and feeling indignation at the fact that there was no room in the inn for Jesus and his parents. How could there be no room for God’s Son? It felt so wrong to 7 year old me. Yet, when I ponder this, I realize that in […]

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The Gift of Grace

Yesterday, I was waiting in a long line at the post office. I was next in line and heard the woman in front of me, who was approximately my age, talk rudely to the clerk. She was unkind and berated the employee. She never even used the common courtesy of saying please or thank you. […]

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Angry

True confession. I have felt angry at God. As most of you know, I have wanted to be a mama since I can remember. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always confidently responded, “A mother”. I had no plan B. I got married at 23 and had my first […]

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Memorial Day Moment

There is no freedom without sacrifice. On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price for our country. Their sacrifice, ensured the freedoms that we have become accustomed to: freedom to speak our mind, freedom to vote for our leaders, freedom to achieve our dreams, freedom to own a Bible and […]

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Easter with my Grandparents

Easter brings to mind many memories. I cannot think of the holiday, without immediately thinking of my maternal grandparents, Grammy and Pappy Lupole. To accurately explain why my recollections of Easter are so intertwined with my grandparents, I need to introduce you to these two major influences on my life. Ruth Lupole, my grandmother, was […]

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