Category Archives: God

Let Me Live in the Glory of Your Grace

I was listening to this song two nights ago and I was struck by the phrase, Let me live in the glory of Your grace. What does this mean? I define God’s grace as His unconditional love. It is His … Continue reading

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“I love you, Jody!”

How often have you heard God say that to you? How often does a father tell his child “I love you”? Once in a lifetime? Every year? Every month? Every week? Every day? [Jesus said,] “Is there anyone among you … Continue reading

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Sometimes, It Takes A Mountain or A Desert

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest … Continue reading

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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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