Jesus stops for you
Ten more minutes. I only have ten more minutes. “You can do this” I recite in my head as I wiggle in my seat and roll my shoulders back. Gripping the steering wheel I press down on the gas and with a glaring focus, I speed along the highway. Thanking God as I exit the highway and turn down the final street to my destination, I am relieved. I have two more minutes before I can speed out of the car. In the corner of my eye up the road, I recognize an incoming disaster. “No no no… not now!” I chant.
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The most important lesson for every successful woman
Walking into the room filled with anxiety and excitement, I pondered who would give me the best response to the question in my heart, “what is the most important lesson for every successful woman?”. An introvert at heart, I did not relish the idea of walking up to strangers to ask my deep-rooted questions, but I was uniquely interested in what persons in the room may have to say.
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Stealing from your own
“Say what now?” I asked. I could feel anger building up in me as I heard the teenager’s story. Jumping on a call with my friend who was reminding me that I was meeting with a young lady to help her with her resume, we started reminiscing about our younger days with the child’s parents. Midway in the conversation, she expressed concerns for the child after the parents got divorced. The child was filled with bitterness and anger towards one specific parent.
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Godly Woman Characteristic (Series): Not malicious
Godly Woman Characteristic (Series): Not Malicious. This is a part of the godly woman characteristics series. The previous post in this series can be found here.
Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked; they gnashed their teeth at me. – Psalm 35:16
“Hmmm. Maybe a little of this…” said my niece, muttering to herself in the kitchen. “Oh yes, some of this as well!”, she exclaimed. Looking up, I glanced over into the kitchen and asked, “Watcha ya doing punkin?”. “Experimenting,” she quickly responded.
“Oh boy,” I whispered.
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Four steps to overcoming fear of praying in public
“Please don’t pick me. Don’t pick me. Don’t pick me!” I lowered my head down in fear as watchful eyes scanned the room and the mantra of “Don’t pick me” chanted in my mind. It was the end of our bible study meeting and the leader asked someone to close with a prayer. It was the moment I dreaded most.
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You were made for a time such as this
“You were made for such a time as this,”, I reminded my friend as we connected over Zoom.
These are not normal times and friends that I long to hug and just give a big squeeze, I find comfort in seeing their smile over our weekly chats. The big topics for the week included not only the delay in USPS shipments, but we lamented considerably over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the US. As she shared her concerns, it reminded me of our first weeks of the announcement on the island, my fears and how I overcame them.
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What the Lord hates
“What the Lord hates” excerpt from Silent God: Know why God does not answer
“Are you doing what God hates?” read the billboard. “Huh,” I wondered to myself, “that is actually a pretty scary thought.” As I was driving back to my hotel on a business trip in the back of the car, I quickly grabbed my phone to search and understand what God hated. I was growing in my relationship with him and finding so much joy, it never dawned on me to seek and understand the things HE hated. These were things of course that I genuinely wanted to avoid.
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Practice what you preach
‘Practice what you preach’ is a famous idiom that I have heard over the years, but it surprised me to find that the origins came from the Bible.
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So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.Matthew 23:3
Am I not believing enough?
With tears running down her face, the lady cried, “Am I not believing enough?” Fist curled, thumping on her heart, she slid down the wall moaning in anguish. Praying for months with no answer. Reading the Word and believing that what Mark 11 says is true:
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Scariest verse in the Bible for Christians
As I was listening to a sermon recently, the Pastor commented, let me share with you the scariest verse in the Bible for Christians.
My ears perked up! “Scariest bible verse? What could it be?” I thought. He read:
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