chronic illness

Chronic Illness: The Blessings of Pain

Living with Chronic Illness Okay. JoJo’s gone off the deep end!  Brain fog has taken over and she’s completely out of her mind!  I hear ya out there.  You’ve stuck with me through some of my other unusual posts, but this one’s gone too far.  Stick a fork in ‘er, she’s done!  As someone who is in a fair […]

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Political Correctness: What Would Jesus Say?

We live in a world run rampant with political correctness. As I was reading through Matthew chapter 10, which records Jesus calling his twelve apostles and telling them of their duties and the unpopularity they would face, I wondered what Jesus would say about being politically correct in today’s world. He warned his disciples that […]

Where is Your Mountain Top?

Where is Your Mountain Top?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child, I was asked this question over and over and over again. The question has always haunted me. It is only recently I can securely answer this question. The question symbolizes a much deeper question. The deeper question is: “What is my purpose?” […]

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Forever Lyrics and Music: Performed By Nathan Pacheco

“Forever” Lyrics Originally Recorded by Kari Jobe The moon and stars they wept The morning sun was dead The Saviour of the world was fallen His body on the cross His blood poured out for us The weight of every curse upon Him One final breath He gave As heaven looked away The son of God […]

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Peace, Prosperity, Happiness: Are We Missing The Boat?

We all want peace, prosperity and happiness, but are we looking in all the wrong places? I have a good friend who lives near the ocean. She and her husband invited several couples to a party on their boat. About ten minutes before everyone was to meet on the boat, my friend spoke with one […]

how to be happy

How to Be Happy, Blessed and Fortunate

A multitude followed Jesus up into a mountain where he began to teach them what we call the ‘‘Sermon on the Mount’’ or the Beatitudes. In Latin, beatus is the basis of the English ‘beatitude,’ meaning ‘to be fortunate,’ ‘to be happy,’ or ‘to be blessed.’ So it was here on the mountain that Jesus […]

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Making Mistakes and Knotted Shoelaces

My oldest was probably only four years old when he showed me proudly that he could tie his shoes. There they were, with the laces knotted together over and over until there was no more string left with which to work. How proud he was, and how I smiled. He had not tied them properly, […]

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7 Day Challenge: Thy Will Be Done

Take the “Thy Will Be Done” Challenge Here’s how it works. Remember to include “Thy Will Be Done” in your prayers for 7 days. Always expect that this means something wonderful is on its way to you … that God has something great to send your way. Better than you could image! Then post your […]

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Overcoming Adversity: Treasures In the Pit

Have you ever felt like life has dealt you such a blow that you’re in a deep, dark pit? You struggle for months or even years to understand why you’re caught in this pit. Over time you learn to look to the Savior and His light begins to shine in and illuminate the crevices of […]

God and money

God and Money: Jesus on Finances

We often have questions about God and money. How did Jesus feel about money and meeting our obligations? When Jesus and his disciples came into Capernaum, the people who received tribute money came to Peter and asked him if his Master paid tribute. Peter affirmed that he did. As they started to go into the […]