Category Archives: Christian Life

God-Maps and Google-Maps

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Most of us embark on a journey with a clear destination in mind. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed taking our three children on family vacations.  With few exceptions, summer featured a trip to the beach and/or a visit to a family member … Continue reading

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Our Plans, God’s Purposes and Faith

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January is a logical time to think about plans, goals, and dreams.  I’m more motivated to make changes in my life in January than I am in April or October. To live fruitful lives it’s healthy to make plans and to pursue … Continue reading

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When I Don’t Get What I Want

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Sometimes, even fairly often, God doesn’t do what I ask him to do.  Circumstances do not always play out like I had prayed they would.  Shocking, I know. Then what?  As I see it, I have two choices: Whine and … Continue reading

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It Sounds So Simple

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Prayer is a conversation with God.  What could be simpler?  Yet more questions have been asked about the subject of prayer, and more books have been written in an attempt to answer those questions than I can imagine.  I’ve read quite a bit on prayer, … Continue reading

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Questions about God and Evil

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If God is loving and all powerful, why does he allow evil?  Where is God when bad things happen to good people? Fair questions. For many people, suffering, especially that of innocents, is grounds for doubting the love, power or even the existence of … Continue reading

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Empty Bucket

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Recently I was asked to communicate an item from my bucket list for an upcoming family event.  That’s a problem for me, because I don’t have a bucket list.  Apparently, I still think I’m twenty years old, and that I have plenty of time to fulfill my … Continue reading

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Colliding Kingdoms in Kentucky

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It was bound to happen.  Kim Davis, county clerk in Kentucky, is in the news for appealing to her Christian beliefs as a defense for not signing marriage licenses of any sort.   Davis has been in jail, was released, and the news is … Continue reading

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Your Strongest Desire: Too Late, Mismatched, and/or God’s Call

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Do you ever have this thought: Who do I think I am that I could _______?  Fill in the blank with your strongest desire, and then ask yourself who is stopping you from fulfilling it.  If you’re like me, you will discover … Continue reading

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A Long View of Work

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Work is a blessing.  It is intended to be a way for human beings to use their talents and creativity to the glory of God. Way back in the garden, before sin corrupted the world, God gave us work to do.  “The Lord God … Continue reading

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Real Christianity or an Artificial Attempt

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If you water, fertilize and fuss over an artificial plant, will it grow?  Of course not.  It will never change for the better.  In fact, all that attention would probably convert an attractive silk flower arrangement into a mess. Real plants grow, and … Continue reading

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