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Billie Jo is wife to Craig and mom to Rusty and Riesa. Formerly employed in the human service industry, the past fifteen years have been dedicated to homeschooling. She is a freelance writer for a number of print and internet publications. She is also passionate about serving in the community. She works in a GED preparation ministry and a community-based servant program that provides opportunities for youth to serve others. It is passion for the love of Jesus and His transforming work that motivates her writing and serving. "I love to see God at work in the lives of others and this is the way I see best."

Unmasking Laziness that Hinders Growth

“Your daughter’s right eye does not work.  Well … it works, but it does not do anything.  The eye is healthy; it simply does not use its ability. The left eye does all the work.” Discussion of potential difficulties and treatment options ensued.  It wasn’t until our daughter took an ...

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Young Orphan Demonstrates the Key to a Prosperous Life

Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. 1 Timothy 6:6 For many years, I have read this verse as: “Godliness + Contentment = the key to abundant living”. Recently, I began glimpsing another understanding:  Being content with godliness is the pinnacle of prosperity–the primary purpose of our lives.  Doesn’t ...

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Christians: Our King Calls Us to Unity

Unity.  It is in the news a lot lately … or rather, disunity is in the news.  The word itself reveals two key components: You and I. You and I must be the foot soldiers of unity, but God is the originator and producer of it.  Unity was the heart ...

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How to Find God in the Details

“I just don’t think we are meant to know,” sighed my friend.  “It is just too much for us to understand.” Checking her watch, she excused herself for an afternoon meeting.  As I finished my coffee, I pondered her statement.  It is one I have heard before:  God is beyond ...

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What Does a Believer Look Like?

There are a few scriptures that trouble me.  One is found in Matthew 7:14. But the gate to life is very narrow. The road that leads there is so hard to follow that only a few people find it. Another, following the same theme is found just a few verses ...

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