Category: Identity

What Do I Know?

Do you ever feel like you’re messing up a lot and wonder how Jesus could love someone like that? Well that’s where I am this week.  Nothing earth-shattering but the negative conversations going on in my mind have gotten the best of me. I’m frustrated that I let myself listen to those words in my head that tell me I’ll never measure up. I’ll never be enough. I’ll never get

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Proverbs 17:3

Pass The Test

Have you heard of Hezekiah? He was the King of Judah around 700 BC. I didn’t know much about him but I learned about his life this week in my bible reading. You can read about him in 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and Isaiah.  For most of his life Hezekiah was a good king, faithful and obedient to God. As a result, God blessed him with success in all he

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A New Wardrobe

I used to watch a show called “What Not to Wear”. The hosts would go through the closet of a frumpily dressed woman and would comment on how unacceptable her current wardrobe was. After throwing out quite a few items of her clothing, they would tell the exasperated guest what she SHOULD be wearing and send her on a shopping spree. By the end of the episode, the woman would

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Enduring Strength

We’ve been doing some landscaping in our backyard. The yard has been what one might call a “blank canvas” since we moved in a few years ago. There were no trees or shrubs to be found, leaving the imagination to run wild with ideas on how to beautify the landscape. I was looking for some trees to plant that would be attractive to look at and would provide some shade.

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Driveway Moms

I had a hard time even looking out the front window of our home.  We had recently moved to a new state because of my husband’s job and I tried to make friends with other moms on the street. It didn’t take long for me to get the feeling that I didn’t fit in. The low self-esteem that I had grown up with caused me to compare myself with everyone

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A Worthy Woman

We have all heard of the Proverbs 31 Woman.  Depending on the version of the Bible you read, she is called a Worthy Woman, Virtuous Woman, Good Wife, Capable Wife, Wife of Noble Character, Radiant Bride. She is the epitome of a Christian wife. But who is this model of a woman and what does she really do? Can we ever measure up to such a high standard? I decided

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Back to School

Preface: This post is based on my experience as a stay-at-home mother. Having also spent time as a mom who works outside the home, I realize that each lifestyle presents its own set of unique challenges. Whatever your current circumstances, I hope through this post you will gain a new perspective on the role of a stay-at-home-mom. Many of you are sending your children back into the classrooms as the

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He Changed My Name

I’m not who I used to be. Although I accepted Christ at a young age and had times of being close to God, most of the time I just wanted to live my own life. I look back on my high school and college years in particular, I feel guilt and regret over some of the choices I made. Needless to say, I didn’t have a great reputation because of

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