Hope For The Broken

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One dog is sitting practically on my head. One is on my legs. The computer in my lap…Chili in the crock pot. The sound of the water running into the aquarium beside me. There are to-do lists. Places to be. Schedules to keep. But first, a message to share. The messages that I share with …

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~ Short and Sweet Simple Truths ~ I had my mouth set on it. A NEW hot chicken salad casserole. I went to the grocery store (which I don’t love doing), and prepared it. I’m telling ya…it looked and smelled so good! Shoot, I got the recipe from a “trusted” site..a pretty famous chef. What …

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    Recently, I completed a bible study on a book called, The Excellent Wife. Martha Peace is the author. This book was very convicting and challenging at times. There were even days when I wanted to throw it out the door. (haha) Why? Because…SELF didn’t feel like being that EXCELLENT on that day. But…God would …

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A little bit of encouragement goes a long way. Am I right? Definitely. Those of us who have ran in races know that this is true! Anyone who competes in any type of sport..knows this to be true. When you are feeling as though you can’t go any farther, and you hear cheers…your spirits lift …

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I have gotten into the habit of saying that I have a “brown thumb”. Truth is, I have had a LAZY thumb. Yes, you heard that right. It’s a matter of discipline. Remembering to water, feed, and weed these plants. It’s a choice. To watch them grow to their full potential or let them starve …

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I think it is extremely important for us to remember that ANYTHING or ANYONE that we put first in our lives…becomes an idol. So, if it isn’t God that is first…then we have to re-adjust..re-order the things in our lives. With that being said…. Do you have too much on your plate? Are you loaded …

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I’m good at stuffing. Stuffing drawers. Stuffing cabinets. Stuffing closets. AND, yes, stuffing my feelings. Throw it all in and hurry and slam it shut before it falls out or comes undone. Just, out of sight, out of mind. That’s. Not. Healthy. So, to be honest..it took me writing out my testimony to realize some …

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        Like a lot of others, as this year comes to an end, I am reflecting. Reflecting on the past year. The choices made. The changes that need to be made in the coming year. There is always room to grow. Room for improvement. We have never “arrived”. We have to keep …

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What if you got a gift bag and you filled it with pretty tissue paper and put a beautiful bow on the outside?  BUT…you didn’t actually put a present inside the bag. It sure is pretty. Decorated just gorgeous. BUT..it’s empty. Pretty much a waste isn’t it? What’s the point of it? Would you want that …

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 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. ~ Romans 2:13 (ESV)    I can watch Cooking shows on TV, collect recipes, buy cookbooks…but that doesn’t put dinner on the table.(just ask my sweet husband..:) )    I can …

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