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When the Straw Breaks the Camel’s Back

Have you ever triumphantly  rode the wave of a huge trial  then faceplanted over something small? Something that would not normally affect you? We’re  in good company. Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal, then trembled before Jezebel’s threat against his life.  He ran and hid.  And probably pouted.  And maybe thought, “Hey, Lord, didn’t I just slay 450 […]

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Preparing Your Heart and Home for Thanksgiving

Do the holidays sneak up on you?  My daughter said, “Mom! Only six weeks until Christmas!” Six weeks?  Last time I checked, I had six months and was feeling the hopeful thrill of actually accomplishing  Martha Stewart type holidays. But, I don’t like to let rush into Christmas and let Thanksgiving go by unnoticed, since […]

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Peace! Be Still!

Mark 4:37-41 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and […]

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Give Thanks in Everything

1 Thessalonians 5:18  In everything  give thanks; for this is the will of God  in Christ Jesus  for you. I have heard someone say you really don’t have to give thanks for everything but just in everything. They thought it might be foolish to thank the Lord for a flat tire or an illness. I have to […]

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