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Share Your Gifts

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The Hubster and I belong to a small church in a small town in a "vastly unpopulated area of the country," according to The Weather Channel. We are a friendly bunch and greatly enjoy each other's company. The most significant thing about our congregation, however, is that we share with each other what God has given us.

1. Baked goods
2. Oil changes (and other mechanical fixes)
3. Bill paying
4. Sitting with the sick
5. Babysitting
6. Pet sitting
7. House sitting
8. Computer repair
9. Use of car/truck
10.Trips/Vacations
11. Sharing their homes
12. Lawn mowing
13. Haircuts
14. Music lessons
15. Out-of-town towing and car rescue
16. Sewing/crafts/decorating
17. Rides to doctor's appointments/cancer treatments


The best part about all these gifts, is that our membership shares them with everyone...not just amongst ourselves. Another interesting fact is that the majority of our folks are retired and living on fixed incomes. You don't need a lot to be generous, just pos…

Let's Light This Candle

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The Hubster and I have been getting a lot of questions lately. We know people are curious. Why is God putting so much on them?  How come they both got cancer? They're wondering...and they're watching.

As Christians, we all stick out. We're called to be a peculiar people; some of us more than others. Whether we like it or not, we are examples, like the light of a candle in the dark.

How did we become candles? When we invited Jesus Christ into our hearts and lives, He lit the wick of our souls. Don't put your candle under a basket, set it up on a candlestick, so it will light the whole room.

Revelation 22:5 (KJV) And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


Can't wait to get to Heaven, where I won't need my candle any more.

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Female in Motion Health Update: The Hubster is busy filling out paperwork for short-term disability, Social Security and …

A New Journey

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Psalm 62:8 (KJV) Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 

The Hubster learned from his oncologist last week that his cancer has progressed and it is time for him to begin treatment. There are only a handful of hospitals in the United States that do the type of specialty treatment that he requires, so we will be seeking second opinions and praying for God's guidance.

We know that God will be with us each step of the way, and only He can provide our needs. In the flesh, I  don't see how this can work, but I know that our Heavenly Father will not abandon His children.

Now, just because I know that God is with us, that doesn't mean my emotions haven't been all over the map this week. I have been scared, shaken, sick to my stomach...and numb. God seemed so far away. And then I realized it had been five days since I had read my morning devotions and other than "Have mercy, Lord!", I hadn't spent much …

Fiery Furnace

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King Nebuchadnezzar was a pretty weird dude. He had a giant gold statue of himself made, and then ordered everyone in the kingdom to bow down and worship it. Ick!

There were three young guys who weren't having it--Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Wait, did you think I was going to say Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego? Those were the names they were given when they were taken as slaves from Judah to Babylon. I prefer their Hebrew names.

These youths had the audacity to defy the king's order. They refused to bow down, even though they knew it meant certain death. Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah told Nebuchadnezzarin Daniel 3:17-18, If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.


Did you notice that? They were sure God could spare them death by the furnace, but even …