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The Empty Glass

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The Empty Glass

Yes, tis hot.
Finally.
We have not had a bad summer at all.

Many evenings have been spent comfortably sitting on the back porch.

With the “hot” comes the need for some kind of cold beverage. Our recent beverage of choice is iced tea.

Today I got out one of the tallest glasses I own. I filled it with ice and began to pour. Unfortunately, I focused on Oscar, our dog, for a minute. It was a minute too long and yes, as you would guess…ice tea ran out and over that tall glass. It seemed to almost “bubble” over.

I had done that with soda before…you know, when you pour it in over ice….thinking you have estimated the amount just right……and suddenly the fizz topples over onto the counter. I really think It grows!

This made me think of something. Read the rest of this entry »

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NEVER, EVER?

 

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NEVER…EVER?

I do not like spiders. At all. Any kind, any shape, any size.

Surgery and hospital stays? Forget about it!

Your best friend has lied about you and you may lose your job because of it!

The little guy started a new school in a new town…the butterflies in his stomach feel real.

There are many things that make us a bit fearful. But Hebrews 13:5-8 tells us something that is so important when we are experiencing these changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Persecution

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My heart is so heavy.  We need to pray fervently for those suffering persecution for their faith.  I am so thankful to live in a country were I can practice my faith without fear……I hope you are able to read these articles.  I am sure that when this blog publishes there will be more facts.

Persecution

As defined by Websters online dictionary:

per·se·cute- verb \ˈpər-si-ˌkyüt\
: to treat (someone) cruelly or unfairly especially because of race or religious or political beliefs

: to constantly annoy or bother (someone) Read the rest of this entry »

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Christians, Depression and Guilt

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Christians, Depression and Guilt
**I actually wrote part of this blog in February 2014. I saved it as a draft and did not publish it….I just wasn’t sure if I should….it is past time now. This is too important NOT to blog…the dialogue has been opened as we grieve the loss of Robin Williams.

We all have “down” days if we are honest with each other. And sometimes Christians are not “upfront” about this particular issue. I am not just talking about those days…I am talking about clinical depression.  Not talking about it honestly  hurts the body of Christ. The judgment that is often present has come to light many times as believers deal with it. I have not seen a lot of grace extended….it is time for a change.

Of course I was diagnosed with depression/anxiety about 19 years ago.

I am not an expert by any means, but my personal experience might help someone else and that is my prayer.
For several years I would suffer bouts of depression and anxiety attacks. But I thought if I prayed hard enough I would get through them. I would fight through the pain, only to have it return with a vengeance. And I could not tell any of my Christian friends. What would they think? I was able to handle life. My prayer life was strong, I was an encourager to others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spiritual Arrogance

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Spiritual Arrogance

SA. It is a disease of some sort I believe.
You know what I am talking about….
those Christians that live a certain lifestyle….

and assume that there is something spiritually wrong with you if you don’t live that lifestyle yourself.

REALLY? Read the rest of this entry »

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