Category Archives: Motivation

Feeling Down?

Feeling down? You are not alone. When the Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah, was given the task of proclaiming doom on the nation of Judah because of their rebellious lifestyle, he had few friends, was received with hostility, persecuted, and even … Continue reading

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Are You Sermon-Proof?

We see new recipes and try them out. Hear the latest fad diet, and give it a whirl. Follow the latest advice regarding finances. Jump into a new-fangled exercise craze. And, are easily persuaded by peers, co-workers, and social media. … Continue reading

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Listener Beware!

Let’s go back in history . . . way back. Jeremiah, one of God’s prophets in the Old Testament, had the assignment of warning God’s people in Judah that if they didn’t change their behavior and attitude, they would be … Continue reading

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What IS That Sound?

As I stepped outside early for my walk/jog, I was serenaded by mourning doves. Ah, so peaceful! But, before I rounded the first corner, I heard the neighborhood woodpeckers. Mind you, this sound in no way resembles the woodpeckers I’ve … Continue reading

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‘Noble’ Times Three

Need an easy-to-learn memory verse? One that rolls right off the tongue? Try Isaiah 32:8. For me, the rhyme, rhythm, and repetition slip easily into a tune or chant. Try it a few times: “But the noble man makes noble … Continue reading

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Be a Shelter

Years ago, my husband and I became foster parents. We strived to meet the needs of a young child, providing a safe home and loving environment. We put together a kid-friendly bedroom and gathered clothes, toys, and school supplies. We … Continue reading

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Grab It and Hide It

I was talking with a friend and in the conversation, she referred to the pastor’s recent sermon. Silently panicking, I drew a blank, trying hard to remember the message I just heard that week. Luckily, she dropped a few clues that jogged … Continue reading

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Stormy Conditions

There is nothing like being in a boat on a desert lake when a summer monsoon rolls in. Blue, clear skies gradually become dotted with clouds which skiers focused on riding the wake ignore until dark clouds and strong winds … Continue reading

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Forward Grace

My guess is that on a regular basis, you either receive a forwarded message or forward one. If you’re like me, you try not to forward too many, no matter how incredulous, because you don’t want to be that (annoying) … Continue reading

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What Are You Good At?

I recently heard the best-selling Christian author, Max Lucado, ask, “What do you like to do and what are you good at?” He had learned long ago that he had a knack for writing. He enjoyed writing and people complemented … Continue reading

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