עֵזֶר

A beautiful word for women today. The Hebrew text has a depth and beauty that is worth a look. Check out Psalm 124:8 — Hebrew: עֶ֭זְרֵנוּ בְּשֵׁ֣ם יְהוָ֑ה עֹ֝שֵׂ֗ה שָׁמַ֥יִם וָאָֽרֶץ English translation: Our help is from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. In the Blue Letter Bible app, I simply touch this word,…

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The Path Ahead

I’m a list-making, goal-setting girl. I love taking trips. But truth be told, I want to see a billboard with clear directions and remaining miles to my destination. What I’ve learned is that God isn’t in the billboard business. More often than not, direction from Him is one step at a time. That’s why this…

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Detoured by the Spirit?

So there’s this story about a group of men who were called to spread the Gospel in a foreign land. These disciples picked a destination, created a travel plan, raised money, took time off work, bought plane tickets, made hotel reservations, packed bags, said goodbye to their families, and set out on their journey. They…

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Turning Bullets into Beads

I realize I’m a bit of an anomaly. That crazy lady that seems to have her hands in about 10 trillion projects and ideas. I have so many part-time businesses that I must be full-time by now!  So, what exactly am I up to? If you’ve spent any time with me, you may realize that…

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The Word of our Testimony

Each Christian has a testimony. Are you using yours? Think about the testimony you have. That one you might keep locked away? Pull that thing off the shelf and remind yourself how God took away your pain, doubt, fear, and confusion. Remind yourself how He exchanged all of those things for His love, truth, peace,…

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Parable of the Lost Sheep

Who are the 99 that Jesus leaves behind? Who is the 1 that He chases after? I worry that we think that once we have accepted Christ as our savior, that we become part of the 99, forever seeking the 1 lost person that needs to find her or his salvation. But is that true?…

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Thoughts of Mary Magdalene

I recently traced Mary Magdalene’s footsteps through the four Gospels and was led to an unexpected destination.  My purpose was to complete a biographical account of her for one of my classes. Afterwards, what really left an impression on me was the fact that each of the four Gospel writers portrayed Mary Magdalene in a…

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Closure

I’ve been pretty quiet on social media these past few years about my marriage & separation. Today my divorce is final and I’m thankful to have closure. This experience has been many things. Through it all, I’ve seen God’s faithfulness and provision. It’s a testimony I will never tire from telling. 🦋I’ve made countless new…

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The un-Welcome Mat

For many years before I found my way into the evangelical, “non-denominational” world, I attended a conservative (PCA) church. If you don’t know much about PCA, you can check it out online. What became my sticking point was the stance on ordination of women (they don’t). I am a leader, a teacher, and an equipper…

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The Samaritan Woman

Adultery? Divorce? Are we missing the point? The story of the Samaritan woman is a beautiful glimpse at Jesus’s ministry of freedom. But if you’re like me, you’ve only heard of her as a sinful, adulterous woman who was confronted and convicted by Jesus. Is that really her story? After all, divorce was not legal…

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