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I Quit!

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After much prayer and deep contemplation, I have decided that it would be best for everyone if I resigned...


...as Supervisor of Way Too Many Things.


I have fooled myself into thinking that the world will not turn unless I make it. That's not my job. It's God's job. And it is time I let Him do what He so capably can.

Telling myself I want to be helpful, I take too much on my plate. Embarrassing to admit, my problem is pride. God's love and salvation is not based on performance, though. He wants us to accept Him, and to assure us that He accepts us...just as we are. 

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Notable Quote:

Proverbs 11:2 (KJV) When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Something New

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I felt like trying something new tonight, so I created this Scripture picture. All. By. Myself.

(Okay, The Hubster helped a bit.)

Sharing Our Burdens

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Galatians 6:2 (KJV) Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Our church celebrated its 70th anniversary yesterday, with special services, a picnic and games. We talked and laughed and enjoyed each others company. It was a good day.

Last Sunday, during Sunday School, The Hubster shared a very personal burden we are facing with the class. At the time, my face burned with shame. Later, friends expressed sympathy for our situation and assured us of their prayerful support.

While it was a risk to make our burden known, it now seems lighter, because it is shared. When you make your personal concerns known, it is not whining about your troubles. It is admitting to your humanity and failures; the ones that are common to us all.

There is always a fear of judgment, when exposing your problem to others. As strong women, there is a perception that we should be able to handle anything on our own. God didn't design us to lead solitary lives, however. He urges us to h…

Immature or Just Childish?

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1 Peter 2:2 (KJV) As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:


Imagine a church full of people in diapers, with baby bottles. Horrifying, right? Once we become followers of Christ, it is vital that we grow and develop our faith. I'd much rather chew on a steak, than a rubber nipple.

I'm not the same person I used to be; I've changed. If you're a Christian, that's the goal...to become spiritually mature. The path to divine advancement is paved with stones of devoted prayer, Bible study and soul searching.

If you want to want to have a grown up faith, you have to step out of the playpen and walk with God.

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