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Resolution? No! Revolution!

It’s embarrassing—you look at your journal for the entry on January 1, 2022 to see what resolutions you made. You genuinely wanted these changes in your life and you worked at them and prayed for God’s strength to achieve them. What happened? If you are like me, I fail to achieve most of the aspirations […]

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Amazing God! Amazing You!

If you were to look over your life so far, could you find any “amazing” moments? I can recount times when my children were born. And then there’s the amazing story behind my marriage to Kyle Searcy. There are more than 25 ways God revealed His plan for us to marry. Yes, I can testify […]

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Thanksgiving as an Act of Worship

Did your parents teach you the “magic words” when you were young? “Please, thank you, and you’re welcome” were given special status as words that made us polite in society. Little Lachlin, aged 2, says, “tank oo” and “welkum” and “pwease” and we clap our hands in delight. Yet, these words became auto-responses, often without […]

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God Gets an “F” in Math

I don’t know about you, but math was never my favorite subject. My grades were good enough, but a love of math was absent during my school days. I wonder what grade my teachers would give if they saw the answers to the following math quiz. 1 + 1 = 1 2 + 2 + […]

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Have you ever seen the picture of three chimpanzees, each using their hands to cover a different part of their heads? One covers its eyes, one covers its ears, and one covers its mouth. The message is that evil lurks around us. To avoid it we must keep our senses from experiencing evil in a […]

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Extra Grace Required

When Ife was thirteen, she looked like a sloppily-dressed, frumpy grandma. She often wore a scarf on her head. Most of the other adolescents at church avoided Ife as she tried to engage everyone, “Hi Tim!’ or “Hi Bella!” Ife had been born with a mental injury to her brain. She drooled, walked slumped to […]

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Beginning, Continuing
and Ending Well

Life is a journey, isn’t it? I have a “BC” – a life Before Christ. Sometimes I may relegate my past as a total waste compared to the Christian life I am leading now. But how does God look at my time before I met Jesus personally? Yes, I was not a model person. I […]

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Marriage’s Dirty Word: Submission

Ahh, June – the time for weddings. June comes in second place as one of the most popular months for nuptials. Sixteen percent of all weddings occur in September, followed by June at fifteen percent. Therefore June is also a month full of anniversaries celebrating those weddings. One topic of particularly heated discussions around marriage […]

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Two Steps Forward… One Step Back
Are You Making Any Progress at All?

The world is a competitive place. To “make the grade” whether in school or the workplace, we find we have to do it better, quicker, and wiser than the next person. It used to be called “ambition,” and was one of the most important issues when a prospective bride’s parents interviewed any young man who […]

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When God Says: Wait Up!

Most of us know the Bible story of Abraham and Sarah. Although they clearly had heard the promise of God to have a child multiple times, circumstances did not add up. They took the promise and “helped God along” by securing Sarah’s servant to bear a son… “just to be sure” the promise was fulfilled. […]