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Monthly Archives: August 2019

As a young teen I rebelled against my mother telling me what time to come home.  I waltzed through the door at the last possible minute. In high school I disliked teachers telling me how I needed to solve the math problems.  What difference does it make what method I used if I arrived at the same answer? And I didn’t appreciate any well-meaning friends who disagreed with my other “friend” choices…. Read More

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22 NLT The Pharisees living during Jesus’ life knew God’s word, but they didn’t do what it said.  Unfortunately, they were fooling themselves. Is it possible to go to Sunday school every Sunday, sing in the choir, and attend yearly mission trips but not “do what God’s word says? Is it possible… Read More

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV Discipline is defined as the training of people to obey rules, procedures, or behavior. When I taught elementary school, I spent weeks teaching students classroom procedures for lining up, turning in assignments, and even for storing backpacks in the morning. When the students followed the procedures, the class ran smoothly… Read More

I’m an avid reader, so I love to read Christian devotionals and bible studies that are written by women. But recently, my gut twists every time I hear another favorite writer and the words “false teacher” thrown together in the same sentence. Just like I quickly pluck red socks from my white laundry basket, I need to pluck false statements presented as truth just as quickly. Although I have never met my… Read More

Not so long ago my mother-in-love began reporting that people were stealing her money, partying in her kitchen at night, and birds were trying to steal her purse.  Yes, she was suffering from dementia and it was a difficult road for us to witness.  But there was one thing that remained intact in her memory.  You see when she was a young girl she had memorized scripture so well, that it remained… Read More