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Faith, Inspired

A season for pruning

We have a mountain ash in our backyard that is bursting with berries this year!  Dozens of bright orange clusters heavily weigh down the limbs of our little tree.  The branches are literally drooping, almost touching the ground.  Last year the entire tree produced only one berry cluster so you can imagine my excitement this summer.  Our little tree is flourishing! I wonder though…is there a point where that tree might be producing too many berries for its own good?  As I thought more  ...

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Faith, Inspired

Humble steps back down

I continue to grow in my faith each time I follow what I like to call “nudges” that I receive from the Holy Spirit.  I’ve been feeling another one of those nudges these past few months.  He brought to my attention a bitterness that has been lingering deep within me.   A  ...

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There’s HOPE in that box!

What if?  I’ve often wondered what my life would have been like if I was born into different circumstances.  Would it look like it does today? I have pondered that for many hours and have come to the realization that I was born into the exact circumstances that God chose for me to be born  ...

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Freedom at the Cross

Sunday April 15, 2001 was the first church service I ever attended and it just so happened to be an Easter Sunday service! I’ve often said there couldn’t be a better day to be introduced to the church.  I sat amongst a joyous crowd that morning as we celebrated Christ’s  ...

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Faith, Inspired

You Can Have It All!

That one statement alone, “You can have it all” fills many of us with hope and anticipation of what may lie ahead. Think about it, it actually started the moment we were brought into this world.  Our parents looked at our newborn selves and began to dream of what we might become one  ...

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Faith, Inspired

I used to count sheep…

Can’t sleep?  I’ve been there too! I guess that is one of the many joys of being in my fifties.  All of a sudden I find myself wide awake in the middle of the night!  I’ve tried many remedies like counting sheep, drinking a glass of warm milk or reading a book, but none of  ...

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