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Benefits of His Hug

I just finished watching one of my favorite shows. OK, don’t judge me, I like to watch Criminal Minds. Are there any other fans out there?   Anyway, this episode, Dr. Spencer Reid had to reveal some struggles he had to an unsub. For those of you who watch the show, you know the relationship […]

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Fear is a Liar! : A Short Story

“Do it!” He whispered in her ear, as his unseen hand cupped hers, guiding the razor to her forearm. “This is your only way out.” Her hand trembled and her vision blurred from the tears as she held the razor between her fingers. Cutting herself use to bring momentary relief from the pain inside of […]

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It’s in the DNA

My fathers side of the family is recognized by “the chin.” Most of my cousins have inherited this feature, including myself. When my children were babies they looked like their father. As they grew they developed some of my features; big eyes and dimples. Mostly, they took on my mannerisms, no doubt because of my […]

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No More Self Loathing

We know God forgives us, because He says if we repent, He forgives us of our sins. We even forgive others (with His help). Yet… We struggle to forgive ourselves. Living in regret and shame keeps us in bondage. This is not God’s will for us. We start getting ahead and then that ol’ lying […]

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The Tomb is Empty! Death is defeated!

    Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw the stone [already] removed from the [groove across the entrance of the] tomb.  So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple (John), whom Jesus loved (esteemed), and said […]

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Love-O-Meter

      If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction].  And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to […]

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Mercy Over Judgment

Straightening up, Jesus said to her,“Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”She answered, “No one, Lord!” And Jesus said,“I do not condemn you either. Go. From now on sin no more.”]  John 8:10-11 A woman was caught in the act of adultery and the religious people of the day thought they would just […]

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The Most Unusual Place: a short story

Her reflection in the mirror showed a tired woman. Her skin was blotchy, pale and discolored with dark circles under her eyes; dull brown hair replaced a once thick and glowing crown. She looked at herself as if looking at a stranger. There was barely any resemblance to the woman she was in her youth. […]

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You Can Because I Am

Her life didn’t turn out the way she planned. Everything was a struggle, from childhood to adult, it was a constant struggle; as if she was under a curse. All her life all she ever wanted was to be loved. As a child she would envy other children who had parents who loved them. She […]

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Come Home

    I can’t think of a worse place to be than in a backslidden state; to know Jesus and then try to hide from Him. It is folly to think we, His children, could hide from Him. He promised He would never leave us. Seriously, it is impossible to not be in His sight. […]

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