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    GIVE: Tips in dealing with Seasonal Depression

    A couple of weeks ago, on a cold dreary day, I was cocooned in a blanket on my couch for my usual Saturday afternoon nap. With college football on in the background and my little dog nestled at my feet, I couldn’t help but feel the oncoming winter, not outside my home, but inside my soul. As I lay there,…

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    An RN’s Testimony of God’s Faithfulness

    As some of you know, my daughter Emmy, is an RN on the Covid floor at¬†Vanderbilt hospital. Today I want to share a post that she wrote for Soul Sisters Ministry concerning her “word for 2020” which is “faithful.” May you be inspired and encouraged: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised…

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    The Glorious Fall

    I grew up in the deep southern woods of Mississippi–lots and lots of pine trees towered over our home. So when I moved “way up here” in Tennessee, the colorful fall season took me by surprise. Year after year, I am mesmerized by the radiant reds, the fiery oranges, and the brilliant golds that are bursting from the trees and…

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    A Life Marked by His True Colors

    Here is a seven year old “journal entry”, still filled with simple yet saving Truth: I was talking with my son this morning about the basic beliefs of Christianity. The conversation got started because we were kindly talking about a friend of his that thinks he’s a Christian. I told him that he should gently and respectfully challenge his friend…

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    Forty Days of Peace–An On-line Study

    Do you need peace–the kind of peace that passes all understanding?¬†(Phil. 4:7) Soul Sisters Ministry is an on-line group of women who come together daily (M-F) to be encouraged in God’s word. We are starting a new study called Forty Days of Peace. (For more detail on this study, see my previous post entitled “The Order of Peace”). If you…

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    One Who Calms

    Yesterday I was discouraged. I won’t go into detail, but I cried (literally) to the Lord about some things with my writing; bottom line, technology has never been my friend. And then today… I received two random but timely texts about the same prayer found in my devotional book,The Heartbeat of God. (By the way, it’s on Amazon, if you’re…

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    The Order of Peace

    What brings peace? Where does it originate? Where can I find it? Over the last month or so, I’ve asked these questions in order to put together a curriculum that I’m currently working on. I’ve gathered a large number of peace related bible verses and they’ve accumulated like a mass of puzzle pieces (or should I say, peaces), waiting to…

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    The Habit of Casting

    Are you carrying an unwanted burden at the moment? Maybe you have an armful, or I should say, a heart full of worries that are weighing you down. Because I tend to hold onto anxious thoughts, a bible verse that I revisit over and over again is this one: …casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.…

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    Three Words to Live By

    I was talking with a friend who had questions about what a daily walk with the Lord looks like. I know each faith walk varies person to person, and even season to season, but in a broad way, here are three words to live by: seek, pray, trust. Seek. Seek God in His word, every day. Daily is key. Don’t…

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    Three Wedding Photos and Three Wedding Thoughts

    I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Well, I have chosen to share three pictures from my daughter Emmy’s wedding this past weekend. She was privileged to marry her “best friend Kyle.” I could have picked several dozen different pictures, but these three are the ones I hope will speak to your heart in…