Living Life by God’s Design – Not by Default

We only get one shot at living life – one chance. Why, then, would we ever spend it passively, in a mode of default? According to the dictionary, default is defined as “a failure to act; inaction or neglect.” To translate that, living by default would mean a failure to show up for our lives, […]

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The Language of Flowers

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A Royal Encounter

Most of us know the story of Cinderella. She was born of high estate, was dearly loved by her father, and had everything that made her happy and secure. Then life happened—loss, betrayal, cruelty, and abuse. In her heart she knew there was something better. Sparked by hope—an invitation to a royal ball—she dreamed of a life […]

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Captivated by His Fragrance

Walking through the fragrance department can be such a memorable shopping experience because it enhances so many of your senses. Not only is perusing the aisles filled with beautiful perfume bottles fun to look at, but it can also transport you to another dimension of experience through your sense of smell. Having the opportunity to […]

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Encouraging Scriptures for Today

HERE ARE 5 ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” —Hebrews 10:23 “…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be […]

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Fit for a Queen

The story of Esther captivates me. No matter how many times I read it, my heart leaps with excitement and joy. It seems to be the type of story I would read in a novel or see played out as a Hollywood movie, yet there is nothing fictional about it. I believe God has woven […]

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Five Encouraging Scriptures for Today

HERE ARE 5 ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” —Romans 15:13 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you […]

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The Fruit of Our Lips

Words have power. Words are not just sounds that we hear; they are living, powerful realities that can either help or harm. In the book of Proverbs, Solomon teaches about human speech. Proverbs 25:11 states: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver” (NRSV). The word fitly is a […]

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Simplicity in Spring

Spring signals nature’s awakening. As nature unfolds the newness all around us, we may find ourselves desiring lighter, fresher food choices. Spring foods bring a clean, crisp, fragrant element to the menu (think berries and early greens). Greens, a traditional springtime food choice in most cultures, provide a refreshing, cooling, and cleansing effect to the […]

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God’s Spa

When thinking about spas, we usually envision someplace to relax, pamper ourselves, and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. It’s a place where we can go to forget our problems. But in my experience, going to a temporal spa only provides temporary relief. Therefore, I recommend God’s Spa, where we can find […]

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