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Genesis: The First Sin

The snake spoke.  His words were well worded… and with each word, he planted seeds of doubt and suspicion.  That’s what the original sin did: it introduced doubt into a world that only knew goodness, perfection, and God. Eve knew God’s edict.  She was able to tell the snake just what the Lord had said … Continue reading

Five Minute Friday: Mercy

The idea is to write for five minutes flat.  No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. TODAY’S WORD: MERCY GO When you are young, you get yourself caught in a tight grip that you cannot loosen and you cry “uncle”. Now we are older.  We get ourselves in tight … Continue reading

Lot’s Wife: Don’t Look Back

I have shared numerous times how the She reads Truth devotions and community have helped me in solidifying my relationship with God.  These women are amazing, from the contributors to the participants… it is a community of love and acceptance as we all grow in the Lord through the study of His truth.  With permission … Continue reading

Friendship

  I miss close, intimate friendship. I miss having someone to laugh with.  Not just laugh.  Laugh so hard you pee.  Laugh till your face hurts.  Laugh till you fall off the couch.  And then… giggle secretively later because you now have an inside joke that no one else knows about. I miss having someone … Continue reading

Ezra and Nehemiah

Teaching Sunday School has possibly meant more to me than to the members of THAT class.  Especially now…  I am in uncharted territory.  I have always wanted to read the bible from cover to cover.  My mom has.  Several times.  So have her parents.  But I always give up before I get past the Pentateuch.  … Continue reading

I’m Thankful!!!!

Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty and in whom there is nothing false. When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. I moaned all day long. Day and night you punished me. My strength … Continue reading

The Truth is…

The truth is… Sigh… It has been a hard night. Hubby is sick, and not up to talking… But I don’t think this is something I feel quite comfortable sharing with him. Funny how I don’t mind putting it online, though. Ha! Sin is bad. It tears away at the heart, soul, and mind of … Continue reading

2 Kings: Athaliah

I have prepared the lesson for this morning in THAT class. (Seriously, we are called THAT class… we liked the thought of people talking about THAT group or THAT lesson.  It stands for thanking Him always together).  We have been slowly crawling through the old testament since our inception last year.  What my classmates were … Continue reading

Peace of Mind

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Ok, I’ve altered the famous slogan to fit my situation… so sue me.  We have all been there, haven’t we?  Our mind gets the best of us.  It takes us to depths of imagination that leave us desperate, depressed, and alone.  We worry.  We become afraid.  We … Continue reading

Finding My Hope

I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you, not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 A year ago, my hope was faltering.  I knew what God had promised.  Both Hubby and I had started a journey through the scriptures… and I … Continue reading