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Sometimes Love Looks A Lot Like Prayer

Good Morning Friends! During this season, we often equate how much we love someone by the gifts under the tree. We think we have to spend a lot of time, money, or effort to prove to our husband, kids, family, and friends that we really love them. Just this week I’ve spent hours cruising Amazon for the perfect gifts. The ones that will make my children’s eyes light up as they.. Read More

Lessons learned Falling: When you just have to fall apart

Fall has finally come to Oklahoma this year. “And all the church said, ‘Amen!’” As I’ve been looking around, I’ve noticed all the things that the leaves had been hiding. From my back porch, I can see the beautiful white tree bark on our Sycamore showing through. While driving, I’ve noticed barns, pastures, and a house that I didn’t know existed because the leaves had hidden them all. As I enjoy.. Read More

How Are We Made Right With God?

  But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners… Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith. If God’s promise is only for those who obey the law, then faith is not necessary.. Read More

Being at Peace with God

Do you know that you have peace with God? If you’re a Christian, no matter the circumstances that are swirling around you—a struggling marriage, a sick child, financial problems, depression, infertility, life changes—you are at peace with God. It’s not something you have to earn or do enough to reach. It is your state of being as his child. Romans 5:1 promises it as part of our inheritance in Christ:.. Read More

The Many Faces of Evangelism

I have gardened and landscaped for a long time now. Living with an unstable man for many years, we moved often. This gave me the opportunity to hone my gardening skills, as each place we moved to was another blank canvas for me to practice gardening and landscaping on. An important lesson I learned by the sweat of my brow is that there is a part of gardening called soil.. Read More

God’s Story ~ God is Still Faithful: A Young Mom’s Experience of Rare Cancer

  “I’ll be a little disappointed if this lump isn’t cancer,” I told my husband after returning home from Bible study in October 2010. In that evening’s lesson on Isaiah 12, our teacher exhorted us to glorify God in front of a watching world by trusting him in the midst of suffering. As I scribbled notes furiously, I couldn’t help thinking of the biopsy I had scheduled for later in.. Read More

God’s Story: When He Says “Go!”

  I never wanted to go on the World Race. The 11-countries in 11-month mission trip sounded like fun… to watch from a distance. You know, hear the stories, read the blogs, see the pictures. I wasn’t interested in actually doing it. There was no part of me that wanted to live in a tent in the middle of nowhere. No part of me that wanted to ride in a.. Read More

When the Progress Seems Too Slow

  I tend to be an ambitious, overachieving, optimist, biting off more than I can chew and believing it can be accomplished in an irrational amount of time. As such, I tend to become frustrated or disheartened, when it becomes obvious that on any given project I am not going to be able to accomplish half of what I had intended in the amount of time allotted. Thus, my home.. Read More