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What Are You Doing With Your Influence?

Influence

Influence is power and the person who has it has power.   When writing and studying for my bible study Equipped and Empowered: Preparing Women For Spiritual Battle several years ago, I discovered that the first person to have the power of influence was a woman whose name was Eve. (more…)

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DO NOT GIVE UP! God’s Word Will Come Through!

Do not give up

Many women have said to me, “I don’t understand the Bible”  and have given up trying to understand what God’s word says. I have been there as well, but I have found the truth of Isaiah 55:11 to be very real in my own life. (more…)

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What Hopeless Situation Are You Facing Today?

Hopeless

Too many people live hopeless. In fact, hope is a precious and rare treasure in the world today. I see people living without hope in so many ways. The darkness of this world and sometimes our own difficult situations impact our belief system. The spiritual enemy of our soul uses the circumstances of this world and of our own life to deceive us and lures us to place our hope in things that will fail us. I believe when we place hope in anything other than Jesus alone, we eventually …

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Sixteen Benefits of God’s Word based on Psalm 119

Benefits of God's Word

Psalm 119 focuses on the benefits of God’s Word. While Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm, it makes up a tiny portion of the entirety of God’s word. However, I find it interesting that Psalm 119 is placed at the center of the Bible. The benefits of His word seem to be set as the heart and soul of the Bible. Last week in my blog post, God Gave Us the Bible To Be A Light In the Dark, I challenged those willing to take the challenge to read, study, mediate …

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New Year, New You: Six Things the Bible Teaches Us

New Year New You

New Year, New You, at this time of year, it’s what we do. We all long for something new and we see evidence of that everywhere we look when a new year approaches. Search the internet for the most common new year’s resolutions and you see a big shift in the things people want one week after Christmas.   During Christmas our desire is for new things: new clothes, new shoes, new jewelry, new cars, new computers, phones, and the latest and greatest technology. We get gifts and satisfy our …

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God Wants Our Attention

God Wants Our Attention

The true Christmas message is God wants our attention. Fifteen years ago I taught a Sunday School class for teen girls. I loved every minute of those years with those girls. I learned so much preparing for the lessons for them each week. In 2004, I prepared to teach a Christmas message with the key question, “Why did God send salvation in the form of a baby?” (more…)

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How the Christmas Story Really Began: Fears, Impossibility, & Truth

Christmas Story

My Christmas story begins at Thanksgiving. The Christmas season is my favorite. I have a lifetime of wonderful memories of Christmas tree shopping, decorating, eating sweet treats, and spending a lot of precious time with precious family. What about you? How does your Christmas Story begin? (more…)

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Wise Men Worship the Good Shepherd

Wise men

Wise men sought to find and worship the newborn King. Wise men and women still seek to find and worship the King.   Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem. saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” (more…)

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Do You Know Someone Who Needs A Life Change?

Life Change

Twenty-five years ago I was the someone who needed life change. Life change came when I encountered Jesus. He stepped into my life and turned my life around. I was the one who no one thought it could be real. I even heard that people said, “There is no way she is following Jesus.” (more…)

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