Everyday Faith

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God is sifting me. Luke 22:31-32 “Crystal, Crystal, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Crystal, that your faith may not […]

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Sunday Scripture

Aug 30, 2015 by

“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults — unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. […]

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I have a friend who works as a school janitor. Over the summer, she worked long hours to deep-clean the schoolhouse before students returned from summer break. Exhausted from the extra […]

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Sunday Scripture

Aug 23, 2015 by

“When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need — words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those […]

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Rattled

Aug 21, 2015 by

As the band started playing, I stepped forward on the stage and started my communion solo. “How deep the Father’s love for us, How vast beyond all measure.” Verses filled […]

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Sometimes, even right before it really begins, you’ve got a feeling how the week’s going to go. I look in the mirror early on a Tuesday morning, the bedhead looking […]

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Lately, I have been really busy. You know that kind of busy where you feel like you can barely keep your head above water? The school year starting. New projects […]

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Sunday Scripture

Aug 16, 2015 by

“Kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” {Proverbs 16:24, NLT} Sweet to the Soul . . . Whenever I think of something […]