Afire

AFIRE:  on fire; blazing: full of excitement and energy. The word afire and its definition perfectly signifies my love for Jesus Christ.  It is a word that when I first read it, I felt encompassed with how relational it was to what I am feeling inside. Inside my heart.  Inside my soul. I chose this […]

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Outside the Frame

I have a beautiful view from my backyard. And when the sun sets, it’s the perfect spot to watch the colors appear and change. Each passing moment, new colors begin to fill my eyes. My first instinct is to breathe in deep, and soak in the moment. It’s in that very moment, I have an […]

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STILL

Some days, it’s not the situations and circumstances that cause the anxiety and disappoints we feel. Some days, it’s the people around us. The people we let mold our days, mold our attitudes, and mold our “bread”. We let others feed us moldy words and half-truths. David’s psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that […]

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#nofilter

Sitting in a restaurant booth with some friends recently, a woman beside me – who was having a conversation with a friend – chose some additional unnecessary words to emphasize her story. The muffling of the conversation was inaudible, however, one word in particular, was as clear as my water glass. It’s not that shocking, […]

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Baggage Claim

I am an over-packer. Yes, I admit it. Those who have traveled with me can testify that, I like options, and I bring things I may or may not need. And things others may or may not need. Being prepared isn’t a characteristic of mine in some areas of my life, but when I travel, […]

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Should I?

If you have to ask, then the answer will usually depend on the risk you’re willing to take. Should I wear this? Should I say something? Should I go? I’ve never really been good at answering these, what seems, simple questions. When I was younger, and more “care-free”, I would do what I felt, and […]

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Paint Brushes

THINK ABOUT IT: If you were given a blank canvas, every paint color imaginable, a few paint brushes, and some quiet time, what would you paint? Maybe you’re not a painter, but let’s assume you enjoy it and are really talented. I would paint a sunset. Maybe throw a few mountains in the background, place […]

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Tribes

I think you all know what happens to a lion without a tribe. But if not, let me give you an insight of two possibilities. The lion eventually dies of being killed by other tribal lions, or the lion starves because he/she doesn’t have other lions to help hunt and kill for food. We, too, […]

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