Monthly Archives: December 2018

Church on a Cruise Ship

So my husband has us on another cruise ship. The dear man is not yet a follower of Jesus, but I praise God that he respects my faith. He understands that when we travel, I not only enjoy our time … Continue reading

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My Junk List

When inmates tell me they want to turn their lives around and follow Jesus, I let them know the cost. “There may be some junk in your life that will pull you away from God and back into trouble. If … Continue reading

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Perfect Christmas? NOT!

I wonder how many people actually experience a perfect Christmas. I suppose it’s possible, but I believe it’s rare. Yet Christmas can be perfectly happy without being perfect—if we are willing to be flexible and allow traditions to bend.  People … Continue reading

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The Truth About Santa

We may be followers of Jesus, but we are in the world and we need balance. We also want our children to be well-rounded. People of faith often wonder what to do about Santa Claus.  Some parents believe Santa is … Continue reading

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A Christian Tree

Not getting a Christmas Tree this year? Neither are we.  Hey, it’s work!  Moreover, the kids won’t be coming until after Christmas. But still we’ll decorate, keeping it simple.  We have fresh pyracantha berries growing outside, jade succulents and a … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage

The following information is from:      GotQuestions.Org –  http://www.compellingtruth.org/gay-marriage.html  Where should we, as Christians, stand on gay marriage?                              (Written before the June 26, 2015 ruling) … Continue reading

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Beyond the Same-Sex Ruling

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, legalized it in all fifty states, and required states to honor out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses in the case Obergefell v. Hodges. It was Friday … Continue reading

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An Old Boyfriend

I received a phone call from an old boyfriend and there began a big testing in my life.  He called to say he was in town on business and wanted to connect and catch up.  Hearing his voice triggered memories from … Continue reading

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