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Scripture Sunday: Hebrews 12:1

Run. Run hard.  And don't give up. "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.  And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." - Hebrews 12:1

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Faith {One Word}

As you may remember, my "one word" for last year was "intentional." One word is a trend that began in 2009 as an alternative to new year's resolutions and a focus on a one-word theme for your year.  "One word you can focus on every day, all year long… One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live...It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps." This year, my word is "faith." At the end of the month, our family will be experiencing some changes, as my husband has felt…

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If You Could Describe 2014 in One Word…

...what would it be? I've loved to ask this question for the past several years; I love to hear the answers that my friends and family have to give.  Some years are hard.  Others are wonderful.  I love to hear the stories that come with them. At the beginning of 2014, my one word was intentional. And it was intentional.  I met or came closer to meeting a lot of my goals, because I was intentional. But this year, I'd ultimately have to describe 2014 as transformational. We had pest control out to our house numerous times (an embarrassing yet…

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Scripture Sunday: The Birth of Jesus

The Birth of Jesus 1At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.2(This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. 4And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. 5He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant. 6And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. 7She gave birth…

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Scripture Sunday: The Story of Abigail

It has been on my heart the last couple of weeks to discuss a couple of women of the Bible.  So for this Scripture Sunday, I know this is long, but this is a story about a wise and brave woman named Abigail.  Read and pray that you might have the wisdom and bravery that she does and you too would be rewarded as she was. The Death of Samuel 1Now Samuel died, and all Israel gathered for his funeral. They buried him at his house in Ramah. Nabal Angers David Then David moved down to the wilderness of Maon.2There…

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