Category Archives: Relationships

The ‘I’ in D. I. R. T. (Damaging Behavior and God’s Love – Part 2)

The ‘I’ in today’s post on D. I. R. T.  is about changing irresponsible behavior. We know that when we behave irresponsibly, we prevent others from seeing the true image of God which resides in us. This type of negative … Continue reading

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Got D. I. R. T.? (Human Value – Part 1)

You’re waiting in line at the market when you look to your left. There it is. The latest in the lives of the f & f (fashionable and famous). You reach to pick it up. Yum! Yum! Nothing like a … Continue reading

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Love Overflow Part 5 (Take Love the Challenge!)

Let God’s love overflow into my workplace. Steve Sjogren and Dave Ping say in their book, Outflow, that my job is more than a way to pay my bills; it provides the resources for overflow and the opportunity for overflow … Continue reading

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What’s Circling Over Your Head? Love Overflow Part 2 (Loving Your Family)

Have you ever had the feeling that instead of your words entering your listener’s ears, they were making a detour somewhere in outer space? Family conversations can be like that sometimes. In my house, when everyone gets excited, it’s common … Continue reading

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Love Overflow Part I (Loving God)

What does coffee and love have in common? When I was very small, I visited my grandparents often. When my Pawpaw (My Dad’s father) would come home from work in  the evenings, my Bigmama would have his coffee ready. He … Continue reading

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The ‘Other Me’ (Excellence in Living – Part 2)

When I walk through my front door, I’m free!!! Yes, I’m FREEEEE!!!!!!! I get to be myself, say what I want, and in the tone I want. By the time I walk in the door at the end of the … Continue reading

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How ‘Free’ is Free? (Excellence in Living – Part 1)

If there’s any place where you should be free to be yourself, it’s at home, right? Well, this is what I’ve always thought. But I think that God, through His Holy Spirit, is opening my eyes to a more excellent … Continue reading

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The Wall (The Power of Forgiveness – Part 2)

The last time I wrote, I was sharing with you a lesson God was teaching me about forgiveness. (See The Power of Forgiveness – Part 1) The lesson wasn’t over. I was still battling with my emotions. This week, I’d … Continue reading

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4 Simple Ways to Get God’s Favor (Part 4 of 4)

I am so tickled as I begin this post. What started out as a simple story about how God took care of me during the recent concert season has blossomed into a four part mini-series, complete with commercial interruptions! Thank … Continue reading

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Spoiled Rotten

What my Bigmama lacked in things and money, she more than made up for in love. She had a heart as big as Texas and boy how she poured out her love on me. I was spoiled rotten, although you … Continue reading

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Let Your Disappointment Go and Keep Working God’s Plan!

       What do you do when you are disappointed? Have you ever made plans based on the words of someone whom you believed to be trustworthy, only to have that person make excuses for not keeping his or her word? … Continue reading

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Shaky and Flaky (Sabotage Part 4)

Am I unable to make a decision and stick with it? Should my nickname be Shaky ‘cause I’m flaky? Do I waver back and forth on what I should do like a pendulum on a clock? Do you? Do you … Continue reading

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Committed to the End (Sabotage Part 3)

I’m in! You can count on me! I’ll be there! Sounds like fun! Let’s do it! I mean well. Really, I do. I make plans, thinking that it won’t take much time to complete them. Unfortunately, it usually takes more … Continue reading

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Influence of a Woman of Prayer

Today, I want to tell you about someone who made a difference in my life; my Aunt Julia. My maternal grandmother came from a large family, among which, three of her sisters were preachers. One of them, my Aunt Julia, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Shoudn’t Demand Your Way at Any Price

Have you ever heard the saying ‘my way or the highway’? What about the saying, ‘ we try to keep mama happy, ‘cause when mama’s happy, everyone’s happy’? Do you know anyone who lives by the ‘it’s all about me’ … Continue reading

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Steamroller or Steamrolled? (Demanding Your Way at Any Price – Part 1)

Have you ever been steamrolled? Or rather, were you the one seated behind the steering wheel, foot on the pedal, with a look of glazed determination in your eyes? Well, I was steamrolled this past weekend by a distant cousin … Continue reading

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What Does God See When He Looks at You?

Do you feel like you’re walking through a desert of indecision? Is there someone special in your life who’s approval you are constantly trying to gain? Do you allow the  opinions of others to weigh heavily on your heart? Do … Continue reading

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What Do You Really Want?

  What is your image saying to others? Ask yourself aloud, “What have I been saying by the way that I present myself to others?”  We may do and say some foolish things, some harmful and often dangerous things, when … Continue reading

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