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Have You Ever Been Tagless?

When you feel invisible and hopeless, Christ is always there. He sees you. He is there to help. Relax. He loves you unconditionally. His love will give you the hope you need to succeed. Continue reading

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Whatcha’ Lookin’ At? Seeing the Unseen (Prudence – Good Judgment – Part 2)

    We don’t just see with our eyes, we see with our minds. Your eyes are only the lenses of the camera that captures the images in your path. It’s your mind that actually processes the information, much faster than … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Tell Me What You See (Prudence – Good Judgment – Part 1)

Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a problem with the over-exposure of body parts, which seems to be everywhere I look these days. When I was growing up, I was taught that I was not suppose to display cleavage and … Continue reading

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Love Overflow – Part 7 Conclusion

                                        We can reach out to one person at a time. Sow the seeds of the Spirit. God doesn’t want to fill your life with a little love, a little peace, a little joy, or tiny bit of self-control. Rather, … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Pocket? (Love Overflow – Part 6)

Casper Reynolds loved wildflowers. So much so, that he was known for carrying around seeds in his pocket. While walking along his large property, he would often toss out a handful or two here, scatter a handful or two there. … Continue reading

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Love Overflow Part 1 – Continued

Come exercise with me. Place your hands together in front of your chest, palms inward. Now slowly move them forward, open, and away from your body. Now say, “OVERFLOW.” Let’s do it again. Great job! Thanks for helping me. That … Continue reading

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Balance? Yes Balance! (Balance – Part 3)

In order to have a balanced life, you will have to give up something. But what you gain is worth more than the temporary relief that you feel when you barely catch the next ball before it hits the ground. … Continue reading

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Rest in Him! (Balance – Part 2)

I had just exited the expressway one day, exhausted as usual, when I thought for the upteenth time, “There has to be more to life than this. I know God wants me to live my life without all of this … Continue reading

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What Are You Juggling? (Balance)

You say there’s never enough time? Does it feel as though some secret agency has hired you to be a Master juggler? Do you feel the pressure that comes with trying to keep every ball in the air? Does it … Continue reading

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What Love Looks Like (God is Love – Part 3)

Imagine that God, who holds us in His hands, allowed Himself to become so small that humans could hold him in their hands, all for the sake of love! That’s right, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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True Love (God is Love Part 2)

    It’s true, it’s true! I still shake my head in amazement that Love really is the greatest power in existence. I don’t even want to imagine a world that had no love in it. Fortunately, I don’t have to … Continue reading

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The Quiz (The Journey – Part 3)

Have you ever been handed a quiz,  looked down at the questions, and smiled because you knew the answers? Life is nothing if not an on-going quiz. Every where I turn, there’s a quiz about something. How am I suppose … 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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4 Simple Ways to Get God’s Favor (Part 2 of 4)

To recap, I was taking my school choir to perform at the Museum of Science and Industry. A little late but finally in route, we had settled back to relax when my assistant turned to me and said that she … Continue reading

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4 Simple Ways to Get God’s Favor (The Beginning of the Story – Part 1 of 4)

  What does God’s favor have to do with the holiday concert season? Oh, simply… EVERYTHING!!!!!! It was the morning of our annual pilgrimage to sing at the Museum of Science and Industry. I had my list. I checked it … Continue reading

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Put a Lid on It!

Have you ever had someone to call you on the phone, or pull you to the side, then use you as their personal dumping ground? I have. They dumped all of their negative opinions, complaints, and gossip right into my … 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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Laugh!

When was the last time that you laughed so hard that you could barely breathe? Hanging out with my family is like that. Get my brother, dad, and brother-in-law together on a road trip, and you are guaranteed belly laughs. … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities (Ministry)

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the … 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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What Does Obedience Have to Do with Love? (Sabotage Part 5)

Do you remember the R&B song, “What’s Love Gotta Do With it?” Well, my song about love is “What’s Obedience Got to Do with It?”  The Answer: EVERYTHING!! Everyday, I am painfully aware of times when I am not obedient … 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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To Trust or to Lean… That is the Question! (Sabotage Part 2)

I’m discovering that there are so many ways to be your own stumbling block. I’d like to share with you five questions I’ve been thinking about lately. They may be questions you might want to consider as well. Question number … Continue reading

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What a Fellowship (Building a Relationship with God) by Guest Blogger Pastor James R. Flint Jr.

God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:9 [NIV] I love little children! They know how to crawl into your lap, look up at you with clear, trusting eyes, … Continue reading

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Got Faith? (The Importance of Faith) (Guest Blogger – Pastor James Flint Jr.)

Hebrews 11:1, Romans 10:14-17, Philippians 1:27 Our Faith has been dulled by a society and culture that promotes selfishness, self-security, and self-sufficiency. To many, God is seen as an abstract being. Even we as Christians have demonstrated day by day … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Trust! (Hope – Part 2)

There were times when I was tempted to be envious of those who had what I wanted. I could have become comfortable with holding on to anger and hopelessness. Instead, it was the Holy Spirit, God’s gift to those who … Continue reading

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The Little Word ‘hope’ (Hope)

Have you ever been so frustrated that you were tempted to give up? My software was malfunctioning last night and this morning I thought that I might have to start the website all over again. Then I found a blog … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Christ’s Return?

I was driving along, a few weeks ago, when I glanced in my right side mirror at the warning written on it, “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” Immediately, my mind went back to when I was seven … Continue reading

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‘Ow-ie’ Testimonials (Learning from Life’s Adversities – Final Part)

I’ve observed that some people wear their scars like badges of honor. Others do their best to cover theirs up. Still, there are some physical scars that can’t be hidden, which force us to deal with them, and move on … Continue reading

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The Day of the Cane (Learning from Life’s Adversities – Part 3)

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve been a very proud person most of my life. God’s working on me though! You wouldn’t think it by looking at me, with my ‘no-frills,’ uh ‘conservative’ (yeah, that’s it), way of dressing and the … Continue reading

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The Scar (Compassion & Life’s Adversities – Part 2)

One of my lessons on compassion came with THE SCAR.  I was in my early thirties when thyroid surgery left me with a scar that went all the way across the base of the front of my neck (the metal … Continue reading

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