Jesus: Friend of Sinners; A Christian Response to Caitlyn Jenner

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Jesus: Friend of Sinners There has been a plethora of media lately about the Caitlyn Jenner sex change.  And I would love nothing more than to “Respond”, however I think that it is important to remind Christians that …. WE ARE ALL SINNERS.  So, when we point our fingers, remember that we are not perfect.  We all fall short of the glory of God.  In today’s society, I actually felt weird typing the word sin and calling us all sinners.  {Read More}

The Submissive Wife

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  The Submissive Wife Before I even start this article, I just want to preface it with… I am NOT condoning abuse of ANY kind.  If you are in an abusive relationship, please seek help.  That is NOT what this article is about.  I know that this issue causes a lot of controversy and I am writing from my own opinions based on scripture and Bible study I personally have done.  I am not the end-all authority on this.  Only {Read More}

Some Nights … A Devotional on Forgiveness

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  Some Nights … A Devotional on Forgiveness This isn’t going to be your typical devotional about forgiveness.  You have been forewarned.  It is clear in scripture that we are to forgive others that have wronged us.  That is a given.  However, this devotional is going to be focused on the person that we seem so reluctant to forgive.  Ourselves. Some nights, you pray for forgiveness, you seek the Lord’s face in favor, you vow to change your actions by {Read More}

Who Gets the Best You? 5 Ways to Improve Your Relationships

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  Who Gets the Best You? I have had a lot of personal things come up for me lately, and because of that, I have found myself giving co-workers, business partners and friends the best of me.  By the time my husband and kiddos get home, I am no longer ready to give them my best.  That has lead to more arguments and just a lot more unhappiness within the home. I decided to share this personal story because I {Read More}

Easter Devotional: O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

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Easter Devotional I don’t know if I can say it any better than this song by Jars of Clay: O come and mourn with me awhile O come and mourn with me awhile O come near to the Savior’s side O come together, let us mourn Jesus our Lord is crucified Seven times He spoke Seven words of love And all three hours His silence cried For mercy on the souls of men Jesus our Lord is crucified O love {Read More}

The Meaning of Christmas

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You’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  You might even have all your Christmas shopping done, although you might be waiting for things to arrive.  You are all set for Christmas.  I think, however, that we have lost a lot of what Christmas is truly about.  In the United States, retailers count on people to spend as much as they can on Christmas, and often more than they can afford, just to have the latest gadgets and gizmos.  But how {Read More}

Devotional: Come Ye Sinners

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Devotional: Come Ye Sinners I am often surprised at how much of my devotional time happens when thoughts are triggered by music.  Today, it was Andrew Agnew’s version of Come Ye Sinners. I have to say, I have probably heard this song a gazillion (exaggeration) times.  But today, it brought a tear to my eye!   The part that touched me the most – “True belief and true repentance, Every grace that brings you nigh”.  Sounds so simple, right…until you realize {Read More}

Devotional Time: Names of God

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  This morning as I had the song “Jesus, There’s Something About That Name” going thru my head, I started thinking about all the wonderful names of God. Here are the lyrics to the song that I just kept singing: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, There’s just something about that Name. Master, Savior, Jesus, Like the fragrance after the rain. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Let all heaven and earth proclaim, Kings and kingdoms will pass away, But there’s something about that Name. Master, {Read More}

Butterfly Ministry for Girls

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This is a guest post from Robyn E. About The Butterfly Ministry for girls Helping little girls in the foster care system by using a historical, American Girl doll. Mission Our Ministry is based on the belief that children, especially little girls are of the utmost importance. It is the mission of The Butterfly Ministry for girls to show comfort and love during what could be a difficult transition in young girls’ lives. This Ministry is offered as a service {Read More}

Devotional: In The Hands of The Potter

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Some days, a song will make you just stop and think.  That happened to me today.  It was a rough day.  I suffer from migraines.  Some are manageable, some are severe.    And this week has been hard, since I suffered a sever migraine starting on Wednesday. Today, I heard this song and thought…YES!  Lord, if I am the clay, then I have been left out in the sun.  But, knowing he is the Master Potter, I know he can {Read More}

Devotional: Only Hope

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Yesterday, while listening to my playlist, Caedmon’s Call came on…and it was their song “Only Hope”.  This song NEVER ceases to get to me. Take a peek at the lyrics: Depth of mercy can there be Mercy still reserved for me Can my God, your wrath forbear Me the chief of sinners, spare Chorus It’s my only hope You’re my only hope It’s my only hope of Heaven At the cross forgiven I have long withstood your grace Long provoked {Read More}

DIY ~ Make Your Own Candles and Save Moolah!

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  I burn candles all the time, but why buy candles at the store when it’s so easy and fun to make your own?  Here’s a handy tutorial on how to make your own candles and save a ton of money in the process. Why the Wax Matters When You Make Candles There are some great resources on the internet for candle supplies, such as Candle Science and Nature’s Garden.  They sell just about every kind of wax.  You probably {Read More}

Devotional: Easter – He Didn’t Stay Dead – He Arose

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Easter Devotional Last time we met in devotional, we discussed mourning for our Savior had died.  Thank God, we don’t stay in mourning.  He Arose! YAY!  You know what this means?   It means we have HOPE! Here is why: The resurrection of Jesus is a necessary proof that Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be.  He claimed to be able to raise up the Temple in just 3 days.   He also claimed to be son of God to {Read More}

Book Report: A Grace Revealed by Jerry Sittser

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  Book Report: A Grace Revealed by Jerry Sittser A Grace Revealed is the companion book to A Grace Disguised written years after Jerry Sittser wrote A Grace Disguised. Many years ago the author lost his daughter, wife, and mother in a tragic car accident. He was left with two sons and a daughter, whom he raised on his own. Rather than allow their lives to be defined by the tragedy and the circumstances, he chose to focus on the {Read More}

Devotional: 1/16/13 – Draw Near to God – James 4:7-8

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Humility Cures Worldliness – Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. — James 4:7-8 (NKJV) Ever have one of those days when you start out on the Defensive?  It seems like the entire world attacking you?  In a way, the world is attacking you. Sin is all around, worldliness abounds.  When we {Read More}

Devotional: 1/15/13 – Faith

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An Exuberant Declaration of Faith – A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? — Psalm 27:1 (NKJV) In today’s verse, David is looking to the Lord for strength, salvation, light and life.  What more is there?  Jesus is our EVERYTHING.  The salvation we need, the light and strength we desire.  He is beautiful and wonderful.  The One {Read More}

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