The Earnest of Our Salvation

I started reading in Ephesians 1 and came across one of my favorite verses. In light of the fact that we are buying an earthly house the truth of the …

An Invitation for You, Mom

Let’s talk about rest. If ever there was a cry from the heart of a mother it would be for rest. That deep, delta wave, rejuvenating kind of rest. Rest …

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Table for Two

He sits by himself at a table for two. The uniformed waiter returns to his side and asks, “Would you like to go ahead and order, sir?” The man has, …

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Instructions from Titus 2, Part 3

It has been a long time since I last wrote. But in the previous 2 installments, we saw that the Titus 2 woman is a Christian woman who teaches and …

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Spirituality: What Is It?

“That’s cool!” “Great!” “I love it!” Catch-phrases. We all use them, but do we ever stop to think what it is we are actually saying? When I say, “That’s cool,” …

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Daily Bread

“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”Psalm 34:8 God has given us the wonderful gift of taste. There are four …

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Surviving the Pandemic in South Africa

2020 – The year everyone wanted to end. For most, it could not get over soon enough. Many said it was the worst year of their life. Others griped about …

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Book Review: Control Girl

Shortly after I was married, a friend recommended this book which proved to be very enjoyable and convicting! Shannon Popkin writes in an easy to read style which is very …

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When You Cannot See the Mountain

Our little city of Mae Sai has so many beautiful features it’s almost hard to accurately depict. You don’t need to drive very long outside the quaint city before you …

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I Would Never-A gentle promise for those crippled by shame-

When I was about 14, I heard a chapel message for teens, which challenged us to write down our personal standards of purity & holiness as a way to solidify …

Redeeming the Time

It’s been two months since we were “supposed” to return to what was to be the start of our third term on the field. Instead of transitioning back to the …

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Kind Walls

I’ve been reading in Leviticus lately, my mind nearly numb with the requirements for sacrifices and offerings. Every sentence, every command like a wall, preventing what I would term as …

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A Life in Order

Our gracious and loving God specializes in calling order out of chaos. We are introduced to Him in the midst of a chaotic void, and we witness Him use the …

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Keepers at Home

“To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2:5 What does it mean to be “Keepers …

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The Line of Submission

Have you ever caught a fish? When you get one on the line, the fishing rod bends and the line straightens with tension. The fish immediately regrets its choice of …

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Your Body. Your Choice?

I have heard people talk about all their lifestyle changes they are willing to make ”for others.“ I will withhold my opinions on that, but encourage you to take your …

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Why do I weigh so much?!?

The scale- that dreaded instrument of judgment when all our secret deeds are made known…. Sometimes those numbers!!!!!! Several years ago, my weight was much higher than I would prefer, …

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Fear…Are You Scared?

Every day, people are paralyzed by fear. Afraid of the seen and unseen… afraid to live and afraid to die…I have wrestled with fear, as well. It’s a natural human …

Bridal Shower Devotional

This was the devotional given for Jessica’s bridal shower by Elizabeth Roy I have wondered much lately about the world around us that we don’t see: the forces that surround …

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Fruitful or Fearful?

Written by Crystal Shearer The night that I was Born Again, I was in MN, near a lake, meditating on the new perspective that God had given me that instant …