A Lesson from Jessie

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When my children were younger, we decided it was a good thing to adopt a pet for them. We wanted them to develop their love for animals and learn responsibility. I was not prepared for the emotions we would go through, however, as we encountered sickness, death, and plain “sick to death” of some of these pets. Meeko the Cat was the one we desperately needed another home for several years ago, and thankfully she Read More …

My Daily SOAP

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Each morning I try to carve out a few minutes to read Scripture, write and pray about it. Sometimes I cannot coordinate all three activities to fit the schedule of my day. Over the years, I have tried a variety of methods: specific Bible reading plans, non-specific reading plans, devotional reading plans and just plain random reading. Each of these would work for me for a while, but I never complete a single one. The Read More …

Kick it off your bus…

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Everything was going okay. Not a great day, but not a horrid day either. Typical of my day, others’ needs were high on the priority list. Today, though, they were infringing upon my needs. That in itself does not make a bad day. I am energized when I accomplish many tasks for others in a seemingly short amount of time. Who doesn’t like to feel like a hero every now and again?  Even if all Read More …