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Resolution: Reflecting on God’s Lessons and Moving Forward

Reflecting on the year gone by can help us move toward the future God has planned for us. Our resolution should be to testify of God’s goodness and great love.  A little over a year ago I wrote my first devotional “Love Letters: Expressing Our Desire and Commitment to God”. As I reflect on my year… Continue reading Resolution: Reflecting on God’s Lessons and Moving Forward

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Warmth: Allowing God’s Gift of Eternal Life to Burn in Our Soul

God sent His Son to warm our hearts. His warmth is all you need to have eternal life. This gift was given to all of us. Let God’s fire warm your life. I love a good fire on a crisp cool night. The light of the fire dancing as waves of heat move over cool… Continue reading Warmth: Allowing God’s Gift of Eternal Life to Burn in Our Soul

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Path: Trusting God with the Opening and Closing Doors

Sometimes the pain of a door closing seems insurmountable, but God’s got our backs. And our fronts. Just walk the path through the door.  I’m sure you have heard the saying “one door closes and another one opens.” God has a path for your future. Trust that… Wide Open When I was in high school… Continue reading Path: Trusting God with the Opening and Closing Doors

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Shame: Handing our Sin to God to Survive the Storm

Shame is inevitable. That is the nature of sin. It can feel impossible to survive, but there is a solution! All we need to do is confess our sins and hand them over to God.  A few weeks ago Hurricane Florence came crawling across the Carolinas. The coastal areas of North Carolina were battered by… Continue reading Shame: Handing our Sin to God to Survive the Storm

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Transformation: Allowing God’s Guidance to Use Us Where We Are

The transformation of Paul is a great reminder that God can use us, no matter what. When feelings of “I am not good enough for God to use me” sneak in, remember it is NOT true! Power, righteousness, absolution, and control. Those were the coveted virtues of Saul of Tarsus. He wielded his certainty of… Continue reading Transformation: Allowing God’s Guidance to Use Us Where We Are

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Unconditional: Accepting God’s Gift of Full Force Love

Our love has limits and conditions. But God’s love is unconditional. He is waiting for us to open His gift of full-force love, and share it with the world. School had started back and I was going through a list of “Thoughts of The Day” that I use to start my class. One stuck out… Continue reading Unconditional: Accepting God’s Gift of Full Force Love

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Plans: Trusting God’s Goodness for Our Children’s Lives

Being a parent as a Christian means putting God first. Allowing God’s plans for our children can be scary, but we can trust His goodness. I don’t always put my best foot forward as a parent. Sometimes I lose my temper, don’t listen to everything my children have to say, and am too quick to… Continue reading Plans: Trusting God’s Goodness for Our Children’s Lives

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Search: Intentionally Looking and Finding God in the Everyday

God is all around us, every second of every day. Search for Him. Being intentional in this effort will help us build a deeper relationship. This week I was totally rejuvenated. We went to the beach with my parents for the week and had an amazing time. The Outer Banks is my favorite place on… Continue reading Search: Intentionally Looking and Finding God in the Everyday

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Neighbor: Living the Great Commandment of Love

Loving our neighbor is more than loving the people directly next to us. It is loving all those whom God has created and has compassion for. The dark was so encompassing on the cloudy night. It crept right up next to the young girl as she held tightly to her mother’s hand. They stumbled through… Continue reading Neighbor: Living the Great Commandment of Love

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Humble: Accept the Thank You and Move On

Accepting gratitude for a job well done seems to be a hard thing to do. Our desire to be humble doesn’t mean that we can’t accept thank you without a qualifier. “Thank you for staying late to help.” “No problem. It really wasn’t a big deal.” Even though I had to have my husband pick… Continue reading Humble: Accept the Thank You and Move On