A Few Thoughts on Loss

Loss; as much as we try to put it off or ignore it, loss is a big part of life that we all have to face. Sometimes it’s a small loss, like your favorite sports team loses the big game. That’s the kind of loss make you down and maybe even upset for a few days, but you get on with your life promising yourself ‘we’ll get them next year!’ But life gives you way bigger ...

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Drawing from the Well

Sometimes our experiences aren’t just about us. Sometimes you literally have to share your faith with a hurting person whose faith is faltering. A dear friend of mine recently asked me what I did when I had a crisis of faith. I told her I went back to “one of my wells.” I got the “well” concept from a devotion by Brad White, “…drawing water from a well ...

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Spiritual Lessons from the Plumber

Last weekend, I was throwing out some old leftovers and put some chicken down the garbage disposal. In the middle of its chopping and grinding, it started making a strange noise and the sink started filling up with water. I tried several tricks that usually get the water to drain and the disposal working again – but, alas, none of them worked. So, I called my friend, Cameron, who’s a plumber ...

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Taste and See

Donut Prince is a famous donut shop in Burbank, California. “If your marriage has a hole in it, fill it with a donut,” say owners Tek and Betty. God works in unique ways: this husband and wife team found that owning this business steered them away from divorce. Now, their iconic shop helps share their message, while satisfying the sweet tooth of many. Donut shops in Atlanta offer their own ...

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Perfect in Christ

As a mom of three wonderful boys, I feel so blessed!  Not to mention, I get to hang out with you on The Fish every night.   God showed me an interesting thing tonight.  I was surfing on-line and came upon the definition of perfection.  Merriam-Webster defines it as "freedom from fault or defect:Flawlessness" or "the quality or state of being saintly."  Wow, that caught my attention. Saintly???  I have been driven ...

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Trusting God in Relationships

My Dad is 82 and recently drove his pick-up truck 12 and a half hours away to his home town of Swissdale, PA. By himself. I emphasize “by himself” because several folk close to us have gasped and responded to that feat by saying “at his age!?!" Yes, without a second thought. He has always been strong, mentally and physically. This is his first trip away from home since moving in with ...

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Are you embracing your freedom?

I'm not talking about celebrating the freedom of living in the USA. We're pretty good at that. It's especially easy this time of year with all the flags, parades, fireworks and patriotic music. I'm referring to the freedom we have in Christ. I'm embarrassed to admit, but I'm not always the best at it.  Do you ever do this?  You sin, confess, but feel so badly about it, that you skip ...

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With God All Things Are Possible

When was the last time you were just barely holding on to hope?  In the darkest of circumstances, hope is what we cling to - that glimmer that there's light at the end of the tunnel.  Our hearts are breaking for the people of Haiti who are just barely clinging to hope right now.  When Kevin and I visited this impoverished country years ago, we thought things couldn't get any worse. ...

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Summer Filled Memories

Aren’t old photo’s great? We have albums and boxes of them in storage at our house and I can spend hours looking at all of them. Those pictures bring back such great memories of important dates, holidays and family vacations. In some of our beach vacation pictures there are shots of me carrying all the stuff our family of 6 needed for a day at the beach. I looked like a pack-mule! I’m piled up ...

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Faith and NASCAR

Our faith and NASCAR – ok, this may seem like a stretch, but hang with me here a minute.  There really is a point to this.  I have been a race fan, specifically NASCAR, since I was a little girl.  My daddy raised me right – he raised me on NASCAR!  So of course I was watching the latest Atlanta Motor Speedway Race when an interesting fact emerged.  Star driver, Brad Keselowski and his wife, had ...

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