Tag Archives: Christianity

Philippians 4:13 anyone?

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As I have been answering this week’s homework questions for Wendy Blight’s Living So That online Bible study, this jumped out at me…

Share a memorable time in your life when you were watchful and experienced answered prayer.

The most recently answered prayer happened yesterday morning, but began on Monday…

On Monday, I told a few people that Daniel and I had decided to go with a natural, no meds birthing plan. It was met with genuine concern from friends who love me and questions of why I was insane enough to even consider going without an epi. It wasn’t just one person who reacted that way, even my doctor {who is an amazing person} gave me the, “there’s no reason to go natural,” speech.

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Undeserving

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As I drove home from work today, I reflected on the immense blessings God has continually poured out in my life and the life of my husband. I have been at a loss as to just why God would keep giving and giving.

Let me share just a few of these blessings that have occurred within the last month or so…some seem small, while others are just plain huge…

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Get ‘em sticky!

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As promised, this post has now been turned into a Page. Feel free to visit by clicking HERE.

Come Back Down

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The trek wasn’t very long, but the road was rough. They each sat rubbing their aching feet, dislodging grit from their leather sandals. Jesus simply walked ahead, leaving the three tending their feet. Jesus stood before them breathing in deep, whispering to His Father. The three began to doze, leaning against a boulder and one another. They didn’t notice the transformation happening right before their sleepy eyes.

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May I pray for you?

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Pure and simple. I would like to pray for you today. If you have a request feel free to leave a comment. You may choose to simply write “unspoken” and I will still pray for you.

I would also like to invite you to pray for one another. Pray for the two people who comment below yours. If you happen to be the last person to comment, pray for the two above.

Jesus’ pain had a purpose…and so does ours…

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Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ~James 1:2-4

I once heard a story about a Florida man who owned an orange grove. This man would only give his trees what they needed to survive; at times he starved their roots for water. As the trees grew, their roots had to dig deeper in search of water, therefore it took longer for them to produce a crop. The other farmers laughed as they pulled in their harvest each year, but the man knew what he was doing. You see, Florida has these occasional natural disasters called hurricanes. Well, a particularly strong hurricane came through this man’s grove and the winds tore at the trees, stripping them of their leaves. The same was true for the groves in the surrounding area…with one major difference. Since the man’s trees had deep roots, they remained standing strong, maybe a broken branch or two, but as a whole, they were intact. As for the other groves, their trees had shallow roots; they had no reason to dig any deeper. Those trees were easily ripped from the ground and shattered into pieces, destroying the tree. The end result, the man who took the time to allow his trees to grow deeper roots, despite having to wait longer for his trees to mature, was able to pull in bountiful harvests for years while the others had to pick up the pieces and start fresh. Read the rest of this entry

Stop grumbling and look up.

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Here’s another 250word devotion that I’m working on for possible submission to CPH’s devotional called Portals of Prayer. If you don’t have a daily devotional you read, I recommend subscribing to Portals of Prayer.

Read: Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 22

To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. Psalm 22:5

Traveling with small children isn’t always easy, especially when the road is long. Despite having everything they may need, children can get restless and bored. I imagine God feeling like a parent as He led His people through the wilderness. They had everything they needed, yet in our scripture lesson, we find them grumbling against the Lord and it was about to get them into very big trouble. Read the rest of this entry