Tag Archives: Jesus

The Problem With Rules

A lot of people think that religion and faith are based on rules. If you do all the right things, you are living out your faith and following your religion, right? And when you mess up, then you have somehow … Continue reading

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Answers to Prayer

Guest Post by Kathleen Wills This is my first guest post for this blog. Kathleen is a dear friend of many years who attends church with me. From what I have seen, she is having a time of intense study … Continue reading

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Devotion

Music has been my Lenten devotions this year. Yes, it is Lent, but you wouldn’t really know it by looking at my life (other than going to Lenten services on Wednesdays rather than prayer meetings). When I have a moment … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Part of me hates making New Year’s Resolutions. There’s so much pressure to get it right this time and not to mess up. How many have you broken this year so far? I made mine very open-ended this year, which … Continue reading

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A Prayer for September 11th

God of Heaven, We bring to You today our sorrow and grief for the tragedy that took place 13 years ago on September 11th, 2001. We continue to grieve for the families that lost loved ones on that terrible day, … Continue reading

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Prepared to Give an Answer

Teaching Bible to 10 and 11 year olds is at the same time scary and amazing. It is the last full week of school, and we had pretty much reached the end of our Bible curriculum (and their attention spans), … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day–The People Challenge

I want to ask you a question today. Do you have people around you who encourage you, even challenge you, to think about your faith in new ways? I think it’s very important to our relationship with God to have … Continue reading

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The Soul of Music

Music has touched the souls of its listeners for as far back as anyone has been able to determine. It is at the center of so much that is meaningful and important to our lives. We choose songs carefully for … Continue reading

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The Struggle

If you are a regular reader of this blog (all 3 of you!) or live in my house or know me through Facebook, I’m sure you’re aware that I’ve been struggling with my writing lately. When looking at the big … Continue reading

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Jesus Had Highs and Lows, Too

Sometimes the highs and lows of our lives, including our spiritual lives, can be discouraging. Some days I go to worship, and God’s presence just surrounds me. I’m so overcome, I can barely stop myself from kneeling face down in … Continue reading

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