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Love Them Anyway

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Blog, Devotions | 0 comments

Love Them Anyway

But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies… Luke 6:27a  ESV   Enemies? Me? Just the thought sent me into a tailspin. You see, I carry my own suitcase of guilt, sadness and responsibility for things I can’t control. There’s nothing wrong with that, I thought. It just means I care.   But when I realized someone hated me…someone detested me…my heart was broken. I thought you couldn’t be bullied once you hit 50. Those were school kid antics. No “adult” would stoop to such tactics. But...

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Just One Taste…Ummmm

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Devotions | 0 comments

Just One Taste…Ummmm

I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. John 6:53 NIV “No, don’t do it.” I watched as he shoved something that wiggled into his mouth. “Awe…nasty!” I couldn’t get to my year-old son fast enough. There was no hope for the bug he’d managed to squeeze between his pudgy fingers and certainly no discretion as to what he poked into his mouth. Like any mom, I grabbed my son, squished his cheeks together and rammed my finger...

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I Quit!– Cindy Sproles

Posted by on Dec 13, 2008 in Devotions | 0 comments

I Quit!– Cindy Sproles

Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”… So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her…I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”… Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.” And he worked for Laban another seven...

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Searching for Hope — Sue Payne

Posted by on Dec 4, 2008 in Devotions, Guest Post | 0 comments

Searching for Hope — Sue Payne

“A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” Luke 3:4 It was nearly 10:00 PM when I arrived home from work. The neighborhood was strangely quiet and the air had a crisp chill. After retrieving the mail, I headed back up the driveway. That’s when I heard the lone call. I stopped, rather puzzled as my eyes and ears were drawn in its direction. It was the voice of one Canada goose. From what I knew about these loyal birds, it was odd to hear...

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Where the River Begins

Posted by on Nov 6, 2008 in Devotions | 0 comments

Where the River Begins

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1 I climbed the steep bluff, my boots slipped on piles of wet leaves. I never used to fall when I hiked. These days I find myself on the ground looking up more than I care to admit. But today, I was going to the top, even if I had to crawl. I wanted to find the source. There is great solitude in the forest and I love exploring the mysteries that hide...

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Waiting for the Lord

Posted by on Oct 19, 2008 in Devotions | 0 comments

Waiting for the Lord

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”- Psalm 27:14 The blow dryer hummed as the warm air whipped my hair into my eyes. I brushed the strands to one side stopping long enough to glance in the mirror. My fingers pushed their way through the tangles. I noticed the layer of gray beneath the red. A smile. I realized red-heads don’t gray very well. This was not something I’d waited for. Through the years I’ve done a lot of waiting. You’d think with all the...

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