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faith Tag

I don’t know about you, but I seem to spend a lot of time trying to figure out God’s will for my life. My most frequent question is, “What do you want me to do?” I’m learning that is not the best question to ask....

"Are you even a Christian?" You might hear me or one of my children say that to the other in jest. It might be said if one of us arrives late to church. Or falls asleep while reading the Bible. Or mutters when getting cut...

The Holy Spirit has been reminding me recently of the power of hope and the importance of healing. I have a tendency for my mind to get stuck on an endless loop of replaying past mistakes, poor decisions, hurtful experiences and failed endeavors. God wants...

A recent devotional by Charles Stanley got me thinking about how I respond when God doesn’t answer my prayers.  I know I am not alone struggling with this issue. As I’m praying with people after Sunday service or with members of my small group, I...

“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.  And he said:  “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child...

She was nine months pregnant and decided to stay home with her newborn. As my co-worker, “Jan,” said her goodbyes, she stopped in my office and said, “I don’t think you know this, but it’s because of you that I met my husband. I just...

Originally shared 4/4/17 Recently I’ve been exposed to a barrage of commercials for Plymouth Rock Assurance. Their tag line is, “More than just ‘insurance,’ Plymouth Rock ‘Assurance.’” The commercial makes a distinction between “insurance” and “assurance.” Whereas insurance is the “product” they’re selling, “assurance” is the...

Well, I finally did it. I read “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom. My nephew had given it to me almost a year ago thinking I’d enjoy it, and I graciously received it, giving my sincere promise to read it. It’s...

     Accusations of “fake news” rear their head everyday, in many ways, which makes it sometimes hard to discern truth from fiction.      If I were going to make up a “fake news” story, it might go something like this: the holy and just God...

Matthew is on my fridge. Well, not Matthew specifically, but a verse from his book is currently on an index card on my fridge. The card is crumpled and the ink is faded because that card has been many places with me. It’s been in my...