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Starting the Year Right . . . with the Fruit of the Spirit

When the new year rolls around, I’m usually focused on how badly I’ve been eating and how much I need to eat fruit rather than chocolate. At 55 I’ve learned that a diet plan will only last for a week or two–if that long, so I shy away from those pesky resolutions that never work out anyway. This new year, …

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A Christmas Bible Reading Plan on Joy

Joy is not always easy, especially during the holidays. If it weren’t already a sensitive time for many, the year 2020 has proven to be quite the challenge. Everywhere I look people around me seem to be battling tragedy–not just because of the pandemic but other gut-wrenching scenarios. Cancer. Job loss. Death. How do you celebrate Christmas when your heart …

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The Reason Why Thankfulness is Important

Printable Available click to view, download or print for free. The Thankful Focus I love Thanksgiving, both the holiday and the attitude, because I’ve learned how thankfulness can change my perspective from what I don’t have to what I do. It doesn’t magically bring back those I love who’ve left this world too soon or fix all my problems, but …

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3 Aspects of Repentance and Why We Need to Do It Now

Repentance is not a very popular topic. Personally, I’d rather write about worship or grace. Yet, since the pandemic, a lot of  preachers and speakers are telling Americans to repent. I struggled with this at first. Do we need to? This sent me to my knees asking God to show me what repentance really is and what He wants us …

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