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Real Truth

Real Truth

Ideas and opinions about truth are fascinating to me. It seems that truth is often seen as a fluid concept. I can ask two different students what happened in the lunch room as to why there are unaccounted-for items left on the table and I get what I genuinely think...

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Contentment

Contentment

“For I have learned in whatever state I am to be content” Have you ever been in a funk and can’t really figure out why? Your life is going well, no major issues to be concerned about. Maybe you have a few things that you need to get done or a few stressors here or...

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Who We Are In Christ

Who We Are In Christ

I have been a teacher for almost 18 years. I am the aunt of 5 amazing children (quickly growing children). I have been around a lot of young people so far in my life and one of the things that I think plagues our young people (and adults if it is not addressed) is an...

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Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron

One of my greatest blessings, as well as one of the most humbling and difficult things I continue to be a part of, is the sharpening of my character. This has happened between God and me through a variety of revelations during devotion and listening to God. BUT more...

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Everyone Needs a New Beginning

Everyone Needs a New Beginning

New Beginnings bring out so much hope and excitement. Especially when what is "ending" has been less than stellar. How many times have we felt a renewed sense of hope knowing that "this, too, shall pass"? New beginnings; however, don't have to be saved for January...

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Death is Not the End

Death is Not the End

As I write this, I find myself unexpectedly in my home state of Missouri with my family celebrating the life of my Uncle Gary, while mourning the fact that we will all miss him very much. Uncle Gary was a very special individual who is often difficult to explain to...

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God Doesn’t Answer My Prayers

God Doesn’t Answer My Prayers

How many times have I heard someone complain that God doesn’t answer prayers? Why didn’t God answer this prayer? If God was real, he would have done what I asked. I would challenge us to recognize that we tend to struggle because God’s answers don’t line up with what...

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Relationships- Be Yourself

Relationships- Be Yourself

I have a confession to make. Have you ever heard the term “guilty pleasures?” I always saw those as things you enjoy doing, but are kind of embarrassed about. My guilty pleasure these days has to do with watching a ridiculous show called “Married At First Sight”. Yep,...

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The Balance of the Law and Relationships

The Balance of the Law and Relationships

At the time that I write this post, there have been a lot of changes in noteworthy and controversial laws that have people on both sides of the fence either celebrating or lamenting quite passionately. Just to name a few, we have the overturning of Roe v. Wade which...

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How can afflictions be good?!

How can afflictions be good?!

I’m sitting on our side deck praying and spending some time with God and there are a few things that are trying to steal my joy. I was debating topics for future firelight, faith, and friends videos. And something that is coming up due to circumstances in life has to...

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Be the Right Person (Godly Singleness Part 1)

Be the Right Person (Godly Singleness Part 1)

One thing I’m very passionate about is encouraging my single friends out there who are wanting to honor God and really grow during this season of life. Singleness is the time from high school up into adulthood whenever you get married. In the beginning, this time is...

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Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

My new husband and his kids have had a dog for about 4 years. So now I have a dog too. This dog’s main love language is “throw the ball”. She has a red kong that I’m sure she would chase 24/7. Our front yard has the remnants of a pond that is now merely a bifurcated...

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