Category Archives: God

Labor – Is this a good thing?

There have been moments in my life that have helped me to define the word “labor.” My grandparents owned a farm. I grew up learning about milk cows, Angus cattle, and chickens. Bailing hay, gathering eggs, and picking gooseberries in … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Little Children

Author Unknown Note from Jody: I have had this in my electronic file since 2001. I do not remember where I got it, but whoever wrote it – thank you. We were the only family with children in the restaurant. … Continue reading

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Raining on the Inside

I’m raining on the inside. My heart wells up with tears that start to pour. I’m raining on the inside. But then Your cries of love break through, And I fall in love with you once more. By Amy Grant … Continue reading

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Job vs Life

What is your job? What pays the bills, keeps food on the table and a reliable roof over your head? This past weekend, a Ph.D professor said, “Teaching is my job. The Gospel is my business, my life.” Does that … Continue reading

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Young Adults: The Church Owes Them More Than Pizza!

What does your fellowship group offer children and young adults? What do you as parents expect your fellowship to do? What does God expect you to do? I have been editing a book this week, Parent-Driven Discipleship by Michael Kennedy, … Continue reading

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One Solitary Life

Two weeks ago now, a man died. I had never met him personally. I had only met him in the pages of a book. I met him through a pastor of a small church in West Virginia. She took the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day – Get Through It or Celebrate

There have been years that Father’s Day was a difficult day for me to “celebrate,” as in planning a party and embracing it with much laughter and all good memories. I tried very hard when I became a mother to … Continue reading

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How Far the Messiah Came for Me

“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, 7 to open eyes … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid to be a Disciple

How well God must like you – you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re … Continue reading

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What to do with my life?

Sometime after we have started school, grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles will begin to ask, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” As we grow the answers usually change. Some of us from an early age have … Continue reading

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