Jumpstart January with Jesus

I realize that Christmas has come and gone, but yet I find myself lingering. As I pack up the decorations and stack them away, I realize my house feels a bit empty. With no stockings all hung by the chimney with care and the nativity scene out of sight, I desire to cling to the memories…

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Is Temptation a Good Thing?

A temptation becomes sin when we surrender to our own evil desires. Unless it is enticing, it has no pull.

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Shhh!

Shhh! This is a surprise for my husband. It is the first little shirt I bought for our to-be-adopted son. You see, I am 27 months pregnant and I haven’t bought a thing. There has been this hesitation inside me. When you are adopting from Haiti, as we are, there is this long, difficult wait.…

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Walk Humbly

Gentleness lives in full awareness of what is going on around you, constantly thinking of others before yourself. It is a fruit of the spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 which is derived from the Greek word prautes, meaning a condition of the heart and mind that will endure injury with patience and peace of mind. In classical Greek,…

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Sticky Fingers

Let’s be honest, we like the security of control.  We may enjoy getting on the roller coaster for a spin but oh boy, we sure want to know that it’s going to end!  We fail to surrender all because we have no idea what is coming up ahead.  We have no idea what will be…

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ANYTHING

I’ll be honest—ANYTHING scares me. It is such an all-encompassing; all-consuming, giganteus sounding word. It is a word that forms the foundation for Christianity. Being a Christian means that I will follow Christ…and do ANYTHING He asks of me. It is His call for us to obey. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will…

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