#Precious

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IMG_2092A couple of weeks ago my precious little Bible went AWOL.

I scoured the deep recesses of my purse where it was once safely kept. When it didn’t turn up, I ransacked my classroom, my home, and my office, desperately searching, to no avail.

After a week, I emailed my friends and posted on Facebook for prayer as I continued to look…

I could’ve given up. After all, it would’ve been simple to grab another one of my Bibles…I have several.

But this one is precious.

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Carrots and Christmas

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What do carrots have to do with Christmas? First watch this…and if you want to skip to the really cool part, fast forward to 4:00 to see the final product.

I don’t know about you, but I found that IMPRESSIVE and completely unexpected.

If someone walked up to me and said that I could make my own clarinet…out of a carrot…I would be pretty skeptical. It seems impossible to make anything as complicated as a clarinet, out of a dirty root. At what point did Linsey look at a carrot and think to himself, “Hmmm…that would make a great musical instrument!”

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{Living Word} David and Goliath

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Congratulations to Amy! You won a copy of Plumb’s book Need You Now.

I Samuel 17D&G

King Saul dressed David in his own armor and sword, but if David stood any chance against his opponent, he would have to forgo this honor.

Instead, David carefully chose five smooth stones from a small stream. One would be enough to take down this giant, but he was unsure if the Philistines would honor the arrangement or if any of Goliath’s four brothers would seek swift vengeance. The tranquility of the stream seemed out of place amid the two opposing armies bent on war and death.

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#NeedYouNow Giveaway

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Need-You-NowI have always loved music from Plumb so naturally, when I heard she was publishing her first book, I counted down the days until I could download it to my Kindle.

I have to share with you why her book is the BEST one I have read all year and why you need to hit your nearest bookstore and get a copy for yourself, RIGHT NOW.

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Minimum Requirement

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The questionnaireI’m not a good Christian because I don’t __________________…

How would you finish that sentence?

Would it end with….

  • pray before meals?
  • go to Bible study?
  • read the Bible every day?
  • forgive others?
  • faithfully attend worship?
  • know all the books of the Bible?
  • know the names of all 12 Disciples?
  • know the difference between Real Presence, Transubstantiation, and Symbolic/Representation?

What are the minimum requirements to be considered a “good” Christian? At what point are we doing enough?

Is there a point where what we’ve done…isn’t enough…?

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God doesn’t need you.

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God CoverSound like harsh words don’t they?

God doesn’t need you.

The first time I heard them, my heart cringed a little and I couldn’t suppress the involuntary indignation I felt. After all, no one really wants to hear they aren’t needed.

We have this deep-seated desire to be of use. To matter. To be accepted by those around us.

God doesn’t need you.

It’s true.

God doesn’t need you.

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Greatest Mom EVER

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I posted on FaceBook earlier how I wanted to write today, yet lacked any real inspiration. My mother’s reply of course is classic:

“how much you love your mom :)”

So, why not! Here’s to you mom!

Anyone here who knows my mom can agree, she is an AMAZING woman of God. She has a firery spirit, always willing to serve, and her smile can brighten anyone’s day. She has experienced her fair share of trials, each have brought her to her knees…but that is exactly where God provided her with victory.

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