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Change the Way You Entertain

Martha often gets a bad rap among Christian circles. Placed side by side with her sister, Mary, Martha is often seen as the disgruntled, impatient, distracted worry-wart who has her priorities all mixed up. And while that may be true in some respects, there is still much to be learned ...

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Friends With God – A Two-Way Street

I find the interaction between God and David in 1 Chronicles 17 a touching, awe inspiring proclamation of great love and admiration.  God described David as “a man after my own heart”. (Acts 13:22)  There is something extra special and hard to describe between two who have an unspoken understanding ...

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Is It Possible for God to Use the Dregs?

Somedays I feel like one of the dregs of society. I’m not successful enough. Thin enough. Woman enough. Christian enough. I feel like trash. I feel like giving up, but one thing that helps me is to look at the characters of the Bible and remember how God used other ...

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Teach Us To Ponder

Pondering

What would happen if we thoroughly ruminated about something before reaching a conclusion? Reviewed, churned over, dwelt on the pros and cons of certain decisions. Or say, shopper’s remorse, resulting from impulsive behavior. Like having items we don’t want, can’t use, doesn’t fit, don’t need to sleep with, don’t need ...

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Our Hope: Past, Present, and Future

I have been spending a lot of time the past few days thinking of many things about my own life.  Sounds strange, even to me, but I have become quite proficient in pondering.  Just as Mary pondered her situation as a young virgin who was about to give birth to ...

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