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Timely Reminders

Today has been full of mixed emotions. I’m not sure how my heart can feel both heavy and encouraged at the same time. With the mandate to practice social distancing during this pandemic of covid-19 outbreaks, my Pastor delivered a heartfelt message via Facebook Live. He preached from Romans 8:38,39 and titled it “I am […]

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MY JOURNEY AS A SINGLE PARENT

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) With today being National Single Parents’ Day, I thought sharing a few words of encouragement was fitting. When my daughter was 3, I began my journey of teaching as I learned. As […]

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LIGHT IN A DARK PLACE

O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You […]

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NOW

  My heart is so full So full of gratitude Excitement for what is to come And for what has already been Help me to enjoy the Now You are here with me Now I want to see you Now I want to be near you Now I seek after you Now You are my […]

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CAN I GET A DO-OVER?

At some point (at many points), we all fall short. We all misstep. We all make foolish and sometimes defiant choices. Some of those poor choices land us in a world of trouble. Fortunately, God is merciful. He gives us new mercies each day. Israel Houghton sang, “you have given me a second chance” There […]

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A HAND FULL OF FRAGMENTS DOESN’T MAKE A WHOLE

What if I took a whole apple, cut it into pieces, placed it in a sandwich bag and nibbled on the contents of that bag until it was empty? Once I finished, how many apples would I have eaten? One, of course. What if I only ate half of the contents of that bag and […]