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R. is for Remembering and Reflecting on Failure (Damaging Behavior and God’s love Part 3)

Have you ever been ‘stuck’? R is for: Remembering only the negative things that people say about us and reflecting on (meditating on) the wrong thoughts that enter our minds. I used to have a very, very hard time with … Continue reading

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There Was a Treasure in My Mom’s Womb (You’re Priceless to God – Part 3)

God opened my mother’s womb and placed in it a treasure… me. And He did the same thing for your mom, when He created you. We are living in a world filled with walking, talking treasures whose value is beyond … Continue reading

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A God-Designed Original (You’re Priceless to God Part 2)

One of my favorite Sunday afternoon past times, when I was small, was going to the local zoo. I lived in a small town with an even smaller zoo. We basically had one lion, some wild dogs called dingos, a … Continue reading

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There’s a Treasure in Your House! (You are Priceless to God – Part 1)

    It’s unbelievable! There are people who have priceless gems right under their noses and they don’t even know it!  Perhaps there is a gem in your house that you haven’t discovered yet. If so, this is your blessed … Continue reading

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A Three-Stranded Cord (God in Marriage – Part 2)

  Braiding was one of my favorite past times when I was young. It didn’t matter if I was braiding hair, twine, or plastic.  I didn’t know that God was into braiding too until I read this passage from Ecclesiastes. … Continue reading

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Visions of Better? (God in Marriage – Part 1)

A man and woman stand at the altar, surrounded by a great crowd of witnesses or maybe just a chosen few. Nevertheless, they’re ready to begin their new life as one. Turning, they look into each other’s eyes and say … 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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You Can’t Force Someone to Love (Love Overflow – Part 3)

Have you ever tried to force someone to love? See if you recognize any of these tactics: You say or do something nice so they will say or do something nice in return. You give them the silent treatment so … 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 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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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 Plan (Excellence in Living – Part 3)

“THE PLAN” (Can’t you hear the beautiful voices singing “AH” when you look at this graphic?  LOL) I know from the previous blog that it sounds like I need to work on my love walk once I arrive home. I … 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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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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No Dividing Line (God is Love – Part 1)

Have you ever had a ‘light bulb moment’ when something you had read many times finally clicked? I had one of those moments last year. For me, it was definitely an ‘ah hah!’ moment when the Holy Spirit revealed to … Continue reading

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Love – 101 Get to Know God

-101: Get to Know God Why should anyone take the time to get to know the Creator of the Universe? Okay, I couldn’t resist saying it one more time! God is Love. It’s just that simple. True love is faithful. … 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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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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The Big Question (The Journey – Part 2)

I know, some people dismiss the idea of eternity, and say that when you’re dead, you’re done. And if you’re like me, somewhere along the journey, you’ve probably struggled with the truth about God’s existence too. Perhaps you’ve also battled the … Continue reading

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My GPS! (The Journey – Part 1)

Welcome Back! I look forward to spending this time with you! I’m learning how to walk this walk of faith day by day; step by step. It’s my prayer that you can use something that God is teaching me to … 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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My “When I Grow Up, I Want To…” List

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not … 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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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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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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It’s My Birthday and I’m Celebrating 5 Things!

That’s right, I’m celebrating! I was in the middle of work today when I was overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude. I stood there thinking about the fabulous truth that God wanted me. Fifty plus years ago today, He allowed … Continue reading

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‘Three-Toes’ Love versus Genuine Love

I know you must be wondering ‘what in the world’ I am talking about. I was thinking about the time when I wanted to wear my open-toed sandals, but had not polished my nails. I didn’t even have time to … 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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Take Another Look in the Mirror

When you get home today, take another look in the mirror and ask God to let you see  yourself the way that He sees you. Don’t be afraid. Hebrews 4:12 -16 says, “For the word of God is living and … 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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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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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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‘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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