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After the Storm

Today was not a good day. You know those days? The ones where it starts out promising (the a/c repairman is coming today!) and then suddenly it turns crappy (it is under warranty but it is still going to be almost $800 to repair!?!) Yes, that was my day today. Things just went from bad to worse all afternoon. We know how blessed we are, that this is just one of those annoyances in life, but it was … [Read more...]

Modern Day Pharisees

  Haters will be haters. Apparently, even in the church. A cancer has been sweeping through the Christian church for the past few years. Millions in the church have bought  into a serious lie.  At first, it was sad and disheartening, a small group scattered amongst the church.  But as with any yeast, it has spread and now it is sickening and turning many away from the true message of … [Read more...]

Counting the Cost

I was reading in Proverbs this morning, while at the same time mulling over a large decision we have laying in front of us. Suddenly I have this question in my mind--one that is not at all my own style or voice. I wrote it down, and then sat in silence, because it was a difficult one to answer. "Obedience to the Lord is easy when his wishes line up with your wishes. It costs you very little to … [Read more...]

Calming the Chaos

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. -- 1 Corinthians 14:33 Sometime in late September something clicked. I'm not sure what it was, or why it happened then but not before, but without warning, something changed. As with so many things I have a good knowledge base about living healthy, about 'going green.' I've known for years what we should do, and have dabbled with it here or there. … [Read more...]

Project Proverbs 365: The Wisdom of Faith like a Child

Welcome to Proverbs 365! This blogging project is my attempt to read one chapter of Proverbs daily and then share a piece of wisdom or lesson learned from within that daily chapter. Proverbs are God's version of daily Best Practices: they help us through good times and bad. When life becomes stressful, Proverbs are there to help us make better choices. Feel free to join me in Proverbs … [Read more...]

What Angers Him Most

The bible says we have an enemy, an enemy of God.  That enemy roams the earth, to and fro, looking for evil to do.  He is the great liar, the great accuser.  But why is he so ticked at us? Because we make mistakes.  Because we sin.  Because we turn against God. What?  Um, excuse me?  Wouldn't that make the enemy of God happy?!? Nope.  It makes him angrier.  Why?  Because we get a second chance. … [Read more...]

Proverbs 365: Day Three

Welcome to Proverbs 365! This blogging project is my attempt to read one chapter of Proverbs daily and then share a piece of wisdom or lesson learned from within that daily chapter. Proverbs are God's version of daily Best Practices: they help us through good times and bad. When life becomes stressful, Proverbs are there to help us make better choices. Feel free to join me in Proverbs … [Read more...]

Proverbs 365: Day 2

Welcome to Proverbs 365! This blogging project is my attempt to read one chapter of Proverbs daily and then share a piece of wisdom or lesson learned from within that daily chapter. Proverbs are God's version of daily Best Practices: they help us through good times and bad. When life becomes stressful, Proverbs are there to help us make better choices. Feel free to join me in Proverbs … [Read more...]

Proverbs 365: Day One

Welcome to Proverbs 365! This blogging project is my attempt to read one chapter of Proverbs daily and then share a piece of wisdom or lesson learned from within that daily chapter. Proverbs are God's version of daily Best Practices: they help us through good times and bad. When life becomes stressful, Proverbs are there to help us make better choices. Feel free to join me in Proverbs … [Read more...]

Doing More of What I was Made to Do

Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades. Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame. And the cry of my heart is to bring you praise. From the inside out Lord my soul cries out... Oh how I love this song!! Somehow, it just seems right to wrap up 2010 and look forward into 2011 with this song from Hillsong. I've been reflecting the last few weeks that the greatest joys in my life … [Read more...]