Lessons from Jesus’s ministry

Lessons from Jesus’s ministry

1) Never ignore the simple talents and ordinary gifts within our reach. Jesus always used what was already there and did extraordinary things. He used the disciples boats on one occasion to More »

Leadership lessons from the story of Gideon

Leadership lessons from the story of Gideon

Judges chapter 6 and 7 talks about a powerful story of God using a weak, insignificant man to give a great victory and deliverance to a whole nation. Here are some of More »

How to reach the unreached – Lessons from what Jesus did

How to reach the unreached – Lessons from what Jesus did

Luke 5 is a powerhouse of truth and wisdom that every Christian involved in ministry should take time to meditate. Let’s look at some of those here: More »

The Cross – A GLORIOUS BEGINNING and not the end!

The Cross – A GLORIOUS BEGINNING and not the end!

The bible talks about a rare red heifer in the book of numbers.  More »

Billy Graham: A Life Remembered

Billy Graham: A Life Remembered

Trace Billy Graham’s unexpected journey from a North Carolina farm to the largest arenas and stadiums in the world. More »

 

Selfless in a Selfish World

I was scrolling through social media yesterday and happened across a post.  A nice warm sentiment about taking care of yourself…   The idea, I suppose, is that if you pay attention to your needs first, you’re better able to take care of others. Later I saw another one. Just another thought whose aim is clearly […]
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Just Wait!

Probably one of the most difficult commands we get from God is that dreaded four letter word… W. A. I. T. If you’re like me, you know it’s easy to make a plan, map it out and quickly want to ‘get on with the program,’ but the Lord frequently says, ‘Sit tight, and be still.’ […]
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Insured

This summer, my husband and I have been in the process of updating our will, health papers and other such legal documents. In the midst of this progression, the subject of long term health care insurance continues to come up. The question for us is how to find the proper balance between making adequate preparation […]
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The Search for Meaning

I was reading something recently that drew my attention to the book of Ecclesiastes. This eleven-chapter writing of Solomon isn’t usually the go-to choice when you’re feeling the need for encouragement or inspiration. In fact, most of it reads like a dirge, beating a relentless drum to remind us of life’s pointlessness. However, if we […]
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From the Birds

I sat at our kitchen table drinking a cup of tea this morning, and while assessing the status of the deck and backyard after an inordinate amount of rain this past weekend, I noticed two small brown thrashers hopping around. I didn’t pay too much attention until they flitted close enough to the back door […]
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Encouragement from Elijah

Where is God when I need Him the most?  Probably every believer has struggled with that question at one time or the other. Disappointments and discouragement come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes linger for a very long time.  So, when sudden or continuing frustrations cause our plans to be interrupted (or scuttled altogether), we can wrongly […]
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An Answer for Anxiety

My youngest daughter, Leia, just finished up her 11th year of homeschooling… and with a summer filled with lots of free time dead ahead, she has plotted a course to find herself a job. So far she’s put forth a fair amount of effort, but as of now the only thing she has acquired is […]
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Lemon Tree Lesson

Lemonade! I have loved the sweet tartness of a tall glass of that fresh squeezed summer delight since I was a kid watching my mom juice lemons the old-fashioned way. Maybe that’s why I was so excited to learn that there’s a variety of lemons that can grow in Georgia. Normally, the citrus trees are […]
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The Crayon Drawer

We bought a new desk for my home office! Though we have been slow to get it set up, this week we finally got it in place and ready to use.  So my assignment has been to transition the stuff out of my old desk and into the new one.  For a girl who is […]
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Stir up your zeal

This week we crossed the 1 year milestone in conducting Refresh outreaches. I reflected on the past year and prayed to God about directions for this year.