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In Jesus’ Words: Children are a Blessing (Matthew 19:13-15)

As a mom, and especially on this recent Mother’s Day, there are no more comforting words to hear than these spoken from Jesus: ~ Matthew 19:13-15  Jesus Blesses the Children ~ Then children were brought to Jesus so He might put … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: A Mother’s Faith (Matthew 15:21-28)

What is most important to you?  For those of us who are mothers and fathers, we almost always answer that it is our children, for their safety and happiness. God sees us the same way. What is second most important to you?  … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: The Two Foundations (Matthew 7:24-29)

(tree uprooted from a tornado that passed by our house) The foundation of a home is rarely noticed unless there is a problem.  But it makes all the difference.  At the end of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, he gives … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Adultery and Divorce (Matthew 5:27-32)

I wonder how many people got up and walked away from the crowd when Jesus started talking about adultery and divorce during his Sermon on the Mount.  It’s fine to talk about Blessings and Salt and Light, but now Jesus comes to this part … Continue reading

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The Rocking Chair Experiment

Someone challenged me recently to “stop, drop and roll” every morning when I get out of bed.  They were referring to living a life of prayer, whereby we should stop as soon as we rise in the morning, drop to our … Continue reading

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Raised on catfish from the Mississippi Delta

I sat in my favorite seaside restaurant enjoying a platter of fried catfish and hush puppies.  The food was delicious but I had to hold back the tears as my husband and I adjusted to a “table for two” instead … Continue reading

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The used up table

I’ve been shopping for a new dining room table to replace the old table that’s been a steady fixture in our home for the last 20 years.  Shopping for furniture is stressful enough by itself, but I was not prepared for the emotional weight … Continue reading

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