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As a public school teacher I worked with children to teach them how to read, write, think mathematically, and ask questions like a scientist. The students learned about the importance to vote, the constitution and the Bill of Rights.  All important topics for students to grow up to be productive American citizens. But the biggest part of our instructional time was spent preparing for the FCAT or FSA. The students contrasted themes,… Read More

Unfortunately there are no shortcuts to satisfying our deepest desires. God has a great deal of work to do in our minds, hearts, and soul. He breathes aspirations of love to us. He removes fear and prunes all our branches that do not bear fruit. He digs deep into our soul and plants a longing for righteousness that only He can fulfill.

Our Own Path to “Freedom” According to the National Runaway Safeline approximately 2 million teenagers run away from home every year in the United States.  Youth as young as ten years old decide to leave their parents’ home.  Some may have parents who tell them to leave, but other may be escaping from sexual abuse or neglect. Most don’t believe their parents care, so they wander the streets seeking a better life…. Read More

Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15) rings loudly in my conscious.  But really Lord, even the grumpy Wal-Mart clerk? Does the Lord feel pain when I don’t pay attention to His teaching? Does he remember the crucifixion, when I doubt whether the person will listen? I mean seriously, they didn’t even say hello when I greeted them.  Does he mind when I tell people… 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

When the Lord first used a broken fountain in Detroit to stir my heart to share my faith, fear paralyzed me for a season. But the hope of Christ burning within me overcome my fear.  However, other fears quickly replaced the first and for a while halted my willingness to share my faith. If you have ever struggled with sharing your faith, I’ve been there way too long. Here are a nine… Read More

In her bible study, Entrusted, Beth wrote, “You have no idea what I’ve done! Jesus might wish to counter with this; Actually, you have no idea what I’ve done.” All these thoughts and feelings of long ago rushed into my mind yesterday as I read through Beth Moore’s study of 2 Timothy. Why would God bless me after all the horrible things I’ve done? Why would Jesus choose to take the punishment… Read More

Heroes come in many different shapes and sizes. They are courageous and can be found on the battlefield fighting the good fight of faith. Heroes show discretion and integrity for justice. God’s Word Translation Zephaniah 3:17  The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with with love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy. Who Do You Look… Read More

I am hurriedly walking along a dirt road near the Mount of Olives.  Dust is covering my toes and small pebbles burrow under my heel.  As I stoop to remove the irritation from my sandal, I hear loud voices moving in this direction. Quickly, I move off the road uncertain what this commotion might mean. I see people spreading their cloaks on the road.  What in the world?  A large crowd of… Read More

Heavenly Father, you are my blessed King. I love you and am content to sit still in your presence.   You are the great healer of the world. You alone nourish me both physically and spiritually when I draw near.   Your power breaks any chain of sin that desires to enslave me. Through your power, I live free.   Although I chose the sin that strangles me, you still choose to… Read More