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God is For Us. That and More.

God Is For Us God is for us. This truth sometimes hovers just on the periphery of our vision so ...
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An Unshakable Kingdom

Fine Homes, False Kingdoms, and Finding Rest

Wandering and Not Finding Rest Most of us are pretty familiar with the story. Moses leading the rebellious Israelites on ...
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Do You See the Beauty of Faith?

The bible defines faith this way: “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to ...
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Climbing a Fig Tree

The Fig Tree and Zacchaeus

I recently posted this entry at "Two Canadians in Australia" which is my pictorial website about the life that my ...
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To Do List, Proverbs 19:21, Mary & Martha

Dumping My To-Do List

My husband and I were looking at moving back to Canada soon. If moving across the city is stressful, an ...
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More Love More Power

More Love, More Power

More Love, More Power Over the past couple+ decades I have been involved in the evolution of the church in ...
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Love will not fail

Is It Really All Or Nothing?

All Your Heart "Trust in the Lord with all your heart...In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct ...
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I do not need to fear change

Change is Coming

Change I look restlessly out my window. I see Change coming down the road toward me. And while Change was expected, ...
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prison of sin

The Key to the Jail with Invisible Bars

Freedom What an awesome word! What good news to those who are in prison. Imagine how Nelson Mandela felt when ...
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Having childlike faith in God

The Riddles of God

Asking God Questions and Having Childlike Faith I am a great one for asking God questions. Really, I am like ...
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your strength will lie in quiet confidence

The Confident Prayer. The Confident Pray-er.

Where is my confidence? Do you struggle with the dynamics of how to pray effectively for someone? Do you feel ...
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Dance of Grace and Power of Prayer

The Dance of Grace and Perfume of Prayer

An Invitation "So, let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There, we will receive his mercy, ...
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Breathe. Feel. Listen. Receive. Know. Believe

Breathe. Believe.

Slow down. Slow down, beloved. Breathe. Take time to breathe. To be. To honor the life that God has given ...
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Scars of Love

The Pain of Parenting a Suffering Child

The Pain of Parenting a Suffering Child I have had to walk through some tough, horrible days (years) as a ...
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God IS love

God’s Amazing Indwelling Love

Amazing Indwelling Love “All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they ...
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Wholeness of Spirit, Soul, and Body

Wholeness of Spirit, Soul, and Body

I have always loved January. I wake up on January 1st with joy and anticipation for all that lies ahead ...
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No man is an island...he is part of the family of God

No Man (or Woman) is an Island

"No man is an island, entire of itself..." John Donne said these words back in the 17th century and they have ...
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God's calling on our lives

The Really Big Questions

What is my calling? Whether you are a Christian or not, you have probably, at some point, struggled with the ...
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Grace - Unmerited favor

Grace Notes From God

My Grace "Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now ...
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Too much bad news, not enough good news

Do You Want the Bad News or the Good News First?

Bad News, Good News Do you want the Bad News or the Good News first? Right. Bad news it is, ...
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You are Invited

You are Invited

You are Invited to a Birthday Party The days of waiting are over. With anticipation we come to celebrate the ...
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John 3v16

There is No Fear in Love

Do Not Be Afraid "Do not be afraid" - the angel said to Mary. "Do not be afraid" - the ...
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Hope is what binds us together

Hope is What Binds Us Together

Hope is What Binds us Together I recently had the privilege of being a contributing writer (along with 13 other ...
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Kingdom of Peace

Where is Peace to be Found? The birth of Jesus ushered in a new kingdom on earth - a Kingdom ...
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Faith is being sure

I Believe

As I sang these words this past Sunday morning, I was filled with a certainty that I truly believed these ...
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O Come Let Us Adore Him

O Come Let Us Adore Him

O Come Let Us Adore Him I love traditional Christmas songs. They are so full of worship - and so ...
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God likes to give gifts too

God Gives Gifts

God Gives us Gifts One of the beloved traditions of the Christmas season is gift giving. The tradition of this ...
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Good News of Great Joy

Good News of Great Joy Every day we are bombarded with bad news on TV and on our devices, in ...
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Light of the World

Light and Dark

These are a Few of my Favorite Things One of my favorite things about Christmas is (cue Julie Andrews)... LIGHTS! ...
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The fearsome baby in a manger

The Fearsome Baby in a Manger

Away in a Manger Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus lay down his ...
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The Rest of God's Finished Work

The Rest of God’s Finished Work

The holiday season is known for its busyness. And don't we secretly delight in it? The parties, performances, carol singing, ...
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Expectant and Prepared

Expectant and Prepared

Expectant and Prepared to Worship When we are expecting guests for dinner, we spend the day preparing. buying groceries cleaning ...
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Advent Reflections on Tradition and Faith

Tradition and Faith in Advent

Tradition In Advent Tradition brings us feelings of comfort and joy. Tradition connects us with people that we love, through ...
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Home is where the heart is

Home Really is Where the Heart Is

The church is a family and a place to call home God, you are Love and wherever you are, love ...
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The World Cannot Give us Peace

This is the third and final post in the series on Peace. I think that it is also my most ...
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Beware! Peace Robbers

Beware of the Peace Robbers There might be peace robbers in your house right now, and you don't even know it! ...
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Pursuing The Peace Of God

Pursuing Peace This morning I woke up with these words pulled up from my heart and spoken into my thoughts: ...
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The Power of a Loving Touch

The Power of a Loving Touch A few weeks ago, Pope Francis traveled through the United States. Often he would ...
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Blessed are the Pure in Heart

A few weeks ago I wrote "Looking for Blessing, not Luck" - about the “Sermon on the Mount” blessings. One particular ...
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Bitterness or Hope: A Parable

Knock, Knock, Knock You have barely wiped away the tears of your disappointment and shattered hopes and already you hear ...
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Looking for Blessing, not Luck

Looking for Blessing, Not Luck Many Christians are careful to avoid using the word “lucky” – and rightly so.  When ...
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I am Woman but I Don’t Roar

When I wrote Waiting and Hoping - Part 1, it connected with quite a few women. I discovered that as women (perhaps women ...
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Waiting and Hoping

Waiting and Hoping

A Season of Waiting and Hoping Almost 2 years ago, I left the security and affirming presence of my church ...
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The Generous Love of God

Generous Love of God Recently I was reading about Spiritual Blessings in Ephesians 1:3-8. Suddenly a typically sedate reading time ...
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Ripe for Harvest

Finish His Work

Finish His Work I almost didn't start well. A couple of months ago, I became interested in the idea of ...
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