Feasting on God’s Word

Feasting on God's Word

I finally gave in last week and bought a bird feeder. I have lots of birds in my backyard, and even had a new family with little “birdlets” this past spring. The cats and I loved watching them come up on the patio and peck for food. Last week I decided it was time to buy a bird feeder and provide extra nourishment for these beautiful birds. So off to Lowe’s I went, excited to

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A Year of Uncertainty

A Year of Uncertainty

The year 2020 has rocked our world. In January, we never dreamed of being in the middle of a global pandemic, yet in March we began to see that this year was going to be anything but normal. As we spent three months at home, a sense of “normalcy” was missing. We longed to be face to face with friends and family, to worship together in person on Sundays, to travel and keep plans intact.

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A Morning Prayer

A Morning Prayer

The last few months have left me speechless. That’s why I haven’t posted a new blog post in a while—I haven’t known what to say or how to put my emotions into words. 2020 will definitely be a year we will remember, and not necessarily with fond memories. First came the “stay at home” season for several months due to the coronavirus. Just as we were beginning to open up the economy, we moved into

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From the Depths of Despair to the Thrill of Victory

From the Depths of Despair to the Thrill of Victory

As we approach Easter weekend, I wonder what the disciples must have felt on the day Jesus was crucified. I put myself in their places this morning, imagining the emotions and thoughts I would be experiencing had I been there when Jesus took His last breath on the cross. Would I have been overwhelmed with thanksgiving and hope in light of what His death would bring? Or would I have been feeling just the opposite? Disappointment

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Staying Strong in the Midst of Uncertain Times

Staying Strong in the Midst of Uncertain Times

Our lives have changed drastically in the past few weeks as we’ve been dealing with the coronavirus. Things change daily, and we aren’t sure what will happen next. It may seem that our world is out of control, but God is still in control. Our city of Memphis just went under the new order of “Safer at Home,” meaning we should stay home unless we have an essential job. Most of us have stocked up

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Resting in the Sovereignty of God

Resting in the Sovereignty of God

Does your life seem out of control and you’re wondering why circumstances are what they are? We’re probably all feeling that life is out of control in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus. We’re dealing with school closings, churches going online for services, events cancelled, and no toilet paper in stores (as well as canned goods and meats and pasta). The attribute of God that most comforts me during this time of uncertainty is His

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The Challenge of Leading a Women’s Ministry

The Challenge of Leading a Women's Ministry

I was recently asked, “What is the hardest part of leading a Women’s Ministry?” It didn’t take me long to answer: “Finding a common ground that women from all ages and stages of life would want to be part of.” My church is a multi-generational church, which is a strength. We have as many as five generations in our church. But trying to please every generation is challenging at times. Each segment has different views

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An Eternal or Earthly Perspective?

An Eternal or Earthly Perspective?

One of my favorite old movies is Pollyanna. Pollyanna had a positive perspective of life that eventually rubbed off on an entire town. I’ll never forget her “glad game.” She could always find something positive about a situation, no matter how bad it might have looked. For instance, she had asked for a doll for Christmas, but instead, got a set of crutches. When asked what was good about that, she replied, “I didn’t need

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Pondering a New Year

Pondering a New Year

How are you looking at this upcoming year? With excitement about what God might do? With some apprehension about the unknown? With confusion as to the “next step” in your life? All of the above? One of the things I like to do at the end of the year and on New Year’s Day is to read back through my journals for the previous year and see all that God did. It reminds me of

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

While I was grocery shopping today, I heard the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!  But why? Is it because of the delicious food we eat and the extra pounds we add? Is it because of family and friends we spend time with? Is it because of the gifts we give and receive, or the festive decorations, or the beautiful Christmas music? If

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