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Empty Tomb… He is Risen!

He is Risen!

(from http://www.gritandglory.com/2011/04/) The empty tomb that isn’t really empty. Because it’s filled with hope. Promise. Undeserved freedom. Scandalous grace. The empty tomb is actually bursting at the seams, overflowing with unexpected second chances. What seems like the end isn’t really the end. When it’s over, lost, gone, broken beyond repair… that’s when things have really just …

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“God sets the lonely in families”

This morning I read a blog post that made me stop and think a bit about those around me who are hurting during this holiday season. She talked about families breaking up, sickness, financial issues, relationship problems, and other areas of our lives that don’t really lend themselves to singing ‘Joy to the World’. She …

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

A beautiful Advent carol has been running in my head, so I decided to explore it a bit. Advent is all about the coming of Messiah – first as a baby, then as King. Emmanuel – means ‘God with us’. We are cradled in between – Advent is a reminder that Jesus became a man …

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“It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast,” W.J. Cameron.

Clean Water!

Give a gift of clean water! It’s easy to do – click the words ‘Clean Water’, enter your email address in the blue box and then click the link in your inbox to reply and be counted.


F5 – Function Key In all modern Internet browers pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window. Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word. Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint. Sometimes you just need to stop and reload!

My rose-colored glasses

Straight from Wikipedia -(idiomatic) An optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is. While at the beach, I realized that I needed some sunglasses if I was going to read at the pool. The ones I chose had a pink tint …

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a modern day Proverbs 31 lady

Do you have any Godly Mentors in your life? I’m blessed to have several. Some for a season, others for longer periods of my life. For lots of girls, their mothers and grandmothers and aunts fit the bill. Other women come in at transitional times of life – like marriage, children, moving to a new …

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Who I am in Christ

“The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity!” (From Victory Over the Darkness , by Dr. Neil Anderson) The Bible tells me who I am in Christ! My true identity is revealed looking in God’s Word. I am ACCEPTED John 1:12       …

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I’m thankful for…

Jesus My mother My sister Rita My brother (in law) Jeff My nephew Matt Betsy my family the birthday group Shades Mountain Baptist Church enough food clean water eternal life grace friends who care technology to stay connected cool weather electricity that reliable my job life and breathe my pastor Danny Wood folks serving in …

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