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As I package the calendars and prepare to share them with you, I thought it would be fun to give the inside scoop as to how the Lord led me in choosing this coming year’s theme/design, “the words of Jesus | a beautiful pattern to live by”. First, may “the words of Jesus” be our […]

Thank you, Lord, for what You revealed to me this morning during my time studying in Isaiah. Help me put into practice these three simple yet life-changing lessons that are buried within the following verses: “Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the LORD […]

Thoughts inspired by Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighborand hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends […]

Halloween is such a fun time of year… kids dressing up as action heroes, sports stars, celebrities, jungle animals, the list goes on… it’s a day where people get “to be” someone/something they’re not. Have you ever seen someone dressed up in such a convincing outfit that you can’t even recognize who he/she REALLY is?! […]

Looking back through my journal, I came across this entry from last February… I hope it encourages us all to give Jesus our undivided attention in ALL areas of life! 1 Corinthians 7:32-35… “I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the […]

Don’t underestimate the power of a SMILE! Whether we interact with someone we see frequently (a family member, friend, coworker, classmate, teammate, etc) or someone we may never even run into again (a waitress, cashier, mailman, etc), be ready to encounter others with a cheerful face… it’s CONTAGIOUS! A happy heart makes the face cheerful… […]

“The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your EVERLASTING LIGHT, and your God will be your glory.” Isaiah 60:19 Our circumstances or surroundings do not determine the brightness in which we live… GOD is our EVERLASTING LIGHT […]