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Archive for November 2018

Ever Thought of being a Mentor?

Ever thought of being a mentor? In Titus 2:4,5 there is a verse which states: older women are to teach the younger women how to be godly, keepers of the home, submissive to their husbands, etc. There are plenty of examples in scripture of role models, which is what a mentor is.  The definition of…

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Love One Another

As I have thought back upon some of my international travels my mind goes to when I went to China.  I’ve been there twice.  I have always been interested in mainland China as well as their people.  In fact, during my early 40s, I spent about 5 years trying to adopt a Chinese daughter as…

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Follow after God, ignore the naysayers

As a middle aged woman who is 60ish, I am very tired of coming up against ageism and sexism.  We women, have a whole lot going for us, including our ability to nurture our children, take care of our spouse, and work outside the home. Many of us have gone into fields unheard of in…

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Be Forgiving

Do you show grace to others through your actions or are you more likely to be selfish?  To determine which end of the teeter-tooter you tend to be on, try asking yourself some questions. First, are you willing to be forgiving with others?  Are you willing to address the wrongs which have been committed against…

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You and Your Child Needs Your Vaccinations

Okay, this blog is for all you parents out there.  I want you to become like the Bereans who investigated what the Apostle Paul was saying to confirm he was speaking the truth (Acts 17:11).  I want you to do the same when you hear one of the ‘anti-vaxxers’ who try to tell you not…

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Presenting Your Body as a Living Sacrifice (Rom. 12:1)

God has given us the responsibility to take care of our physical bodies and to treat them as ‘His temple.’(Rom. 12:1)  In order to do this we need to keep in mind a few things. Stop smoking or using tobacco products.  If you smoke, stop.  If you chew tobacco, stop.  Both of these can lead…

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What is Your Legacy?

What sort of legacy are you going to leave your descendants with?  Will it be one of love or selfishness?  Will it be one of where they truly honor you for what you did, or just pretend to? Have you ever thought of what people will say at your eulogy?  Will they be genuinely grieving…

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Stand Up for God

Ten years ago I was on vacation and visited Stockholm, Sweden.  While touring the city I came across a church which had a statue of St. George killing the dragon.  It has an interesting tale associated with it. The story goes that during the 15th century, the Danes were in control of Sweden.  The Danish…

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