faith, focus, prayer, Trust, Uncategorized

Praying to Keep God the Apple of MY Eye

    “Keep me the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” ~Psalm 17:8   One of my favorite photographs is a picture of my son taken when he was three. His chubby cheeks beckon a momma’s touch, and his awkward smile echoes the sound of “cheeeezzzz . . .” But the best part about …

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Bite of Bread, Uncategorized

Bite of Bread Reading Plan: Verses on Living Well

    One of my favorite authors is John Eldredge. I love how he employs words like a paintbrush for the heart. They aren’t just inked beautifully; the words settle deep down into the recesses of my spirit. John cuts through the religion of our faith. That of rules and regulations. In his book, Sacred Romance, John asked the ancient question: Why …

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faith, Uncategorized, Word Wednesday

What it Means to be a New Creation in Christ

    When my kids were toddlers, the first word out of their sweet little mouths (besides “I love my wonderful mama!” wink-wink) was a word that baffled me. I never said it to them (I don’t think). It just floated out of those babies’ lips. They’d grab a toy out of another child’s hands and claim possession whether it …

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Bible study, Jesus, Uncategorized

Word Wednesday: The Changing of God’s Heart/ Chestotes

  “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” ~Titus 3:4         Kindness. A good friend of mine always speaks of the kindness of the Lord. “He’s so kind,” she says. I can hear (through the phone) her smile …

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Bible Reading Plan, Uncategorized

Bite of Bread: (Feb. 17-23) Our Greatest Purpose

“We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us…And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Nelson Mandela       “We have no idea who we really are.” ~John Eldredge, Waking the …

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