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Crossed Swords

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Proverbs 27:17 (KJV) Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.


Food Network has a competition show called Chopped, in which professional chefs battle each other and a basket of weird ingredients to make winning gourmet dishes.The contestants are notorious for trash talking and sabotaging each others food. Let's just say they don't play nice.

The Hubster and I are foodies, so we enjoy the fast-paced series. We watched an episode recently that really impressed us.Two of the four competitors were anything but typical. Both chefs were incredibly talented and obviously skilled in the kitchen. More importantly, they were kind to their fellow competitors and respectful of the judges.

During the intense appetizer, entree and dessert rounds, they were helpful and humble. These culinary superheroes were assured of their own talents, but never smug. In between rounds, both men discussed their families and strategies for the next bout.

There was no jealousy…

Fulness of Joy

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True About You (Rerun #2)

(This post originally appeared on Monday, December 13, 2010) What is Eternally True About You? I have been searching the Scripture the past couple of weeks, working on a project of a purely personal nature. But, of course, I have to share it with you. You know me, I can't keep anything to myself!

Looking up Bible verses can be a rather involved process. First, you pick out a key word, look it up and it leads you to 20-30 other key words and phrases. Before you know it...whoosh! You've spent a couple of hours wading waist-deep in the mighty surf that is the Word of God.

The subject I was researching was God's promises to His people, namely me. Sometimes I forget how God made me exactly the way He wanted me to be. Yes, goofiness and all. He gave me a tender heart and a big vocabulary and a strong back and a smart brain. He wants me to be the fullest and greatest me I can be, if that makes any sense at all. A whole, strong woman, fully committed to my life and Him.

He Does This For Us

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Female in Motion Rerun #1

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(This post debuted on Monday, May 20, 2013)Let My Burdens Go

 Psalm 55:22 (KJV) Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee.

Stuff. Worries. Burdens. We all have things we carry...on our backs and in our hearts. Whether you have loads of burdens or just one big, bulky boulder, they are heavy.

Some people say I carry a lot of burdens. I just finished treatment for breast cancer. The Hubster suffers with a chronic blood cancer. Our 16-year-old data processing business has taken some very hard blows this year.

Life here on earth is unsure. I may be cancer-free the rest of my life, or it may recur. The Hubster may outlive his illness. We have loved ones who have fought cancer and won; we have lost others that we held so dear. Our business may bounce back and become stronger than ever, or I may have to go out and pound the pavement for a new job.

I know this for sure. No matter how much I worry, or stay up at night, or even wring my hands...I have no power to chang…