Spears in the Blossom

A raging fire destroys all that it touches, yet brings new growth. Cutting away dead limbs from a grapevine yields more fruit. The fire and the cutting are painful, unimaginable and sometimes feels unsurvivable at times, but necessary. Seeds that fall and are not watered or fertilized die. We, as Christians, are called to plant …

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Create in Me…

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NIV) As I lay my head on my pillow a thousand miles away from my husband this is my earnest prayer to create in me a pure heart and for God to renew a steadfast spirit. Oh, it's going …

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Every Now and Then I Fall Apart…

She sits in her favorite sushi restaurant after a long hard day, a glass of Cabernet, at a table for two, yet the place settings are for but one. Her "regular" roll is on its way.  It's Summer and friends are busy, work is busy, and her man is one thousand miles away, so far …

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Puncture

A fiery dart, a flaming arrow, the spear of a Roman soldier. All three have the purpose to puncture as the tip plunges into the mark in which it was intended. Its sole purpose, to neutralize and eliminate the threat.  What is the threat? Anyone or anything making advances for the Kingdom of God.  My …

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Triumph

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) By Your strength I Triumph over fears of inadequacy. Am I hearing you right? Am I equal to the task? You've faithfully given all that I ask. (Jeremiah 29:11) Your grace is sufficient and allows us to Triumph over doing life apart. We …

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