Top Ten Benefits of an Empty Nest

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It’s that time of year when our college students go back to school. Whether you are agonizing over the day or are ready to ship off your know-it-all young adult, this season disrupts the home life. Continue reading “Top Ten Benefits of an Empty Nest”

Do you want Jesus?

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I taught a Sunday morning children’s life group a couple weeks ago. This question was posed to the children: “Do you want Jesus?” The context for the question came out of Colossians 1:15-2:3 where Paul exhaled the supremacy of Jesus on parchment. Continue reading “Do you want Jesus?”

When God says “No”

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We’ve told our kids no a hundred times. We’ve said no to those who demand our time. We’ve said no to the unwelcome solicitor at the door. When someone tells us no—it stings. But what if it was God who voiced the nay? Continue reading “When God says “No””

Six ways to transition to your new home

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After a recent walk with my husband, we reminisced over our move from Texas to Tennessee fourteen years. I had accepted the inevitable when my husband was offered a job in Tennessee as it brought us somewhat closer to family, but I felt like a part of me was ripped off. Continue reading “Six ways to transition to your new home”

When life takes you through a roundabout

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Interruptions. They hijack our days. They irritatingly direct us to make a U-turn or choose a different exit on the roundabouts of life.

The powers-that-be constructed a roundabout at the entrance of my subdivision this Spring. The crews closed it down for a week so we were forced to drive out the back end of the neighborhood. It reopened then closed again this past Saturday. I forgot and was forced to do a U-turn and drive in the opposite direction of my desired destination. Continue reading “When life takes you through a roundabout”

One piece of advice from a graduation ceremony

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My youngest daughter graduated from college last Saturday. The ceremonies were outside in Indiana and the weather cooperated by giving us a glorious sun-drenched day. As soon as Pomp and Circumstance began, however, tears fell. Continue reading “One piece of advice from a graduation ceremony”

3 Books that Changed My Prayer Life

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If you ask any follower of Jesus, mature or new, most would say their prayer life could be improved. We all have this desire to draw closer to God, and prayer is the means of this communion.

This past week my husband and I spent time in Florida helping my mother-in-law clean out her Florida residence. Continue reading “3 Books that Changed My Prayer Life”