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Overwhelmed?

Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed lately? Sometimes things just seem to be too much. Whether due to physical ailments, financial or relational situations, our to-do lists running off the page, or the state of our country and world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Many things seem out of our control, and it can discourage and…

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Our God is a Mighty Fortress

What does it mean that God is a mighty fortress? While I appreciate hymns very much, I like the simpler language and musical style of the contemporary Christian music. However, at a recent writers conference, the old hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” was sung, which I hadn’t heard in a long time. It…

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Keep Praying

What do we do when life is messed up? What do we do when things seem worse instead of better? Life can be that way sometimes. Jesus told us in the world we would have troubles, and that He would overcome (John 16:33). But what do we do in the meantime? It’s interesting to look…

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What Are You Wearing?

We women often ask each other, “What are you wearing?” We spend so much time, money, and effort on what we wear. What we wear often makes us feel good about ourselves. But what does that really accomplish? Our little girls sing along with Sophia the First that they have the shoes and they have…

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A Happy Ending

As we all know too well, not every story has a happy ending. So I thought we could use one. If you follow me on social media*, you may have seen some posts about my friend Jerry. Jerry recently went through a three-month “to hell and back” battle with the virus, with double pneumonia. I…

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Your Resolution Solution

I wasn’t going to talk about resolutions. Studies show about 80% of people who make them fail. I’ve been there. Have you? So why do we make them? They tend to reveal how flawed we are that we even need a resolution, and the idea that we can’t keep them further demonstrates that point. I…

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False Impressions and the Proverbs 31 Woman

Did you ever have an impression of someone you later found out was all wrong? Have you ever met someone you felt a little intimidated by but as you got to know them better you really liked them, maybe even became close friends? Most of us sort of roll our eyes and feel intimidated by…

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Shielded

Video version of this blog here. Our grandkids’ recent squirt gun competition in our pool quickly turned into a water bucket battle. They ditched the squirt guns and began throwing pails of water at each other, all in fun. They played two against one – ten-year-old Jayden against five-year-olds Carson and Maya. I guess they…

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Are You Missing Out?

Watch/listen to video of this blog here: YouTube I hate to miss a good time, don’t you? When I was a young girl, I would sit at the top of the stairs listening to the conversation coming from the kitchen when my parents had company. Occasionally, I would hear, “Penny, get in bed!” But I…

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Who Carries You?

VIDEO VERSION OF THIS BLOG: https://youtu.be/BEgBlRviXP4   Who or what carries you when the road of life is long and hard? Perhaps you’ve heard Christians comment, “I don’t know how non-believers do life without Christ.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself, as I have. Today is one of those days. What would I do if I wasn’t…

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