Spiritual Growth

Water the Flowers

I love flowers. The colors. The shapes. The extravagant beauty. There is something about blooming flowers that puts me in a good mood.

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To See Clearly

When we become Christians and receive the Holy Spirit, the spiritual “scales” fall from our eyes and we can see Jesus more clearly. We begin to understand biblical truths that might have seemed foolish or unbelievable before.

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Invite God Into Your Day

Does it seem like you’re always busy? Too busy to make room for prayer, Bible reading, devotional time? This is a common theme among many Christian adults. We want to be closer to God, to know Him personally and be used by Him, but some days it seems nearly impossible find time to talk to God or open His Word.  I’d like to share with you some practical ways to

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Power to Accomplish

I’m an idea girl. I get these ideas in my head – some small and easy to accomplish, and some very grandiose and complex. Some of these ideas are self-generated and some are, I believe, prompted by God and my faith. The ones I think up on my own usually have to do with renovating the house, or a new diet or exercise regimen. I make a plan and then

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God’s Love Language

Gary Chapman wrote a book in 1992 called The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Chapman’s conclusion is that there are five emotional love languages—five ways that people speak and understand emotional love. They are: 1.    Words of Affirmation – using words of respect and love to build up your spouse 2.    Quality Time – giving your spouse your undivided attention; spending time together 3.    Gifts – giving things to your spouse which shows you

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The Perfect Father

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I remember going flying with my Dad. He was an experienced pilot and loved flying a Glider, sometimes called a Sailplane. It’s a light aircraft with no engine that is designed to stay aloft for long periods soaring on currents of air. I don’t have a complete recollection of the day, just bits and pieces of memories. I remember the feeling of

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He Delights in You

Recently I’ve gotten to spend time with my precious grandchildren. Whenever I know I will be  with them I am filled with pure delight. They bring me such pleasure and joy. They may be laughing or fussy, happy or tired, or maybe even a little smelly – I don’t care.  Just being in the same room brings me pure joy! Every visit we have, I am delighted to see these

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Undistracted

It’s been a beautiful day here in Israel.    Yes, Israel. Tonight is our second night in a small town by the Sea of Galilee. I am here in Israel along with a group from my church for 11 days and so far the trip has exceeded my expectations. You would think that in a country like this with such rich biblical history, that it would be easy to stay

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