Count your Blessings

Do you have days when nothing seems to go well? I recently had one of those days and was frustrated. I went for a short walk and as I reflected on the things that were frustrating me, the song “Count...
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Encountering God by Name: My Provider

This week’s guest post is written by my friend, Michelle. She shares her thoughts about Encountering God as Provider. Please join me in welcomin her.  I remember bringing her home from the hospital and holding her in my arms crying....
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Encountering God by Name: Savior and Lord

I don’t know what I was thinking when I joined my students to go whitewater rafting. We chose the adventure package, even though none of us knew how to swim. About 20 minutes into the fun, I suddenly found myself...
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Encountering God by Name: Bread of Life

Imagine waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread. Picture yourself walking into the kitchen, grabbing a cup of coffee, and breaking a chunk off that hot bread. Yummy! Bread is as common today as it was in ancient...
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Encountering God by Name

What is your father’s name and what is he like? My guess is your response would vary depending on your relationship with your dad. You might give his name, occupation and some general information. However, you would probably share more...
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Fully Alive: Living a more abundant life in 2019

  Do you desire to have the best possible life in 2019?  What are you looking forward to in the new year and how are you kicking off the new year? Do you have a one-word, a resolution or some...
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TRUST

  How has the Lord guided you in 2018? Five years ago, I adopted the practice of having a One-word resolution for the year. Early in December, I begin with prayer and read the scriptures with an open mind. As...
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Celebrating Christmas without a loved one

Every December she looked forward to her family arriving Christmas. In late November, I would call to find out her plans for Christmas. She shared her menu plans in detail. She was famous for her Egusi soup which she made...
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A Special Gift

What makes a gift special? From across the street, my eyes were focused on the beautiful red gown in the window display.  Once inside the Department Store, I was eager to check out the gown, but I knew I had...
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