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Somewhere in the Middle

Somewhere in the Middle

   I was recently asked how I would describe the season I was in and at the time I really didn’t know how to respond. At the time I just felt like I was in the middle of two seasons. I mean, here I am several months out from experiencing God’s favor and blessings in finding a house to make a home in a real estate climate that still is in frenzy. That entire experience felt like a miracle. Prayers to anyone who is still searching for that dream home. I also was able to start a new position with...

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God Grants Unknown Desires

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God Grants Unknown Desires

   When I was younger, and Father’s Day rolled around I would try to think of the best ways to celebrate my dad and get gifts that he would love. As an adult, my dad encourages me to shower my hubby with love and celebrate the father that he is to our children. It gets a little challenging year after year to think of something that will wow my Eddie Bear (my nick name for Corey). But this year I thought… why not share with all of you what I love most about him and how God has used him...

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"Like the Song Says, Comparison Kills"

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"Like the Song Says, Comparison Kills"

 I mean, did my father have some sort of sermon quota that he needed to meet?! Was it absolutely necessary for him to take us through the motions of praying, singing, reading scripture and him teaching about the text? I thought this was the most over the top thing he could have ever done. He was being extra! Clearly, he had not received the memo about snow days.

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Here's the Thing...

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Here's the Thing...

Let’s see, the last time I wrote I was pondering if there was a point to addressing sin.  A couple of readers responded with comments. I took some time to reflect, pause, reflect again, and more time staring at my screen wondering how much I should say and how much I should keep to myself. Here I am, typing…FINALLY posting this entry.  Let’s rewind for a minute and let me explain with a little backstory about myself. So, the thing is, I have attended church since I was inside my mother’s womb. If you didn’t know already, my father was...

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Questioning the Point of it All...

Questioning the Point of it All...

Lately I have been wondering am I being legalistic in my relationship with God and my expectations of others around me. Let me explain why my thoughts have been going in this direction. The last month has been a celebration known as Pride Month here in the United States. During this last month, I have seen people who profess to be followers of Christ with photo filters and status posts advocating the celebration and justifying their actions with hashtags like try Jesus, not me or mentioning that there are musicians and singers in churches that identify with the LGBTIQ community,...

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