6 Simple Attitudes and Actions to Stay Close with Those You Love When They Choose a Different New Normal

Gene and I went to Lowe’s a couple of weekends ago. It was a mish-mosh of some people wearing masks and others walking around like they had never heard of the coronavirus. This weekend we went to our niece and nephew’s high school graduation party. My sister did a great […]

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Virtual Bible Study Week 8–God Has Us Every Step of the Way

Virtual Bible Study—Week 8 God will provide. Discussion Guide Scripture: Exodus 16 Isaiah 43:18-19 Philippians 2:14-15   Have you thought of this time as a reset? I know some of you have. How has God reset you or your family or your work or any area of your life for […]

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Virtual Bible Study Week 7–Life Moving Forward

  Rewrite Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-19   While I realize this group was brought together by the virus, let’s do something today other than think about life in it. Let’s talk about life coming out of it. How will we make this time not be a loss but time of gain? […]

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Peace, Strength, and Direction for this Strange and Crazy Season

Virtual Bible Study  ~~  Week 5 Scriptures: John 15:1-17 Romans 8:1-17 2 Corinthians 10:5 Discussion Guide I got to vent at the beginning of this lesson so I will give you a chance to as well. What are you growing weary of? How are you processing this season? I cannot […]

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Virtual Bible Study Week 4–What Do You Want Your New Normal to Look Like?

Lesson:Scriptures For This Week’s Lesson: Jeremiah 29:1-14 Jeremiah 17:7-8 Proverbs 21:1   Emily Bedwell is so good to put into words what we are feeling and thinking. She posted this last week and is perfect for what we are discussing today—especially the first paragraph. Thank you, Emily!   What are […]

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Virtual Bible Study Questions–Week 1

Virtual Bible Study Discussion Questions and Homework   Whether or not you were part of the Virtual Bible on April 1, 2020, welcome to my website! I am excited to be a part of this online community! Below are the questions we discussed plus homework for next week. The homework […]

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My Pep Talk to Myself about Social Distancing and the Coronavirus

I have been silent during the past few days because, honestly, I haven’t known what to think nor what could I add to an already loud conversation. As my family and I find our new rhythm, I am now ready to jump back into my ongoing conversation with you through […]

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If I Could Give You One Gift for 2020. . .

If I could give you one gift for the upcoming new year, I would give us all supernatural blinders. These blinders would give us the superpower to keep our focus on Jesus and the abundant life He came to give us (John 10:10). We could see and be involved in […]

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Be a Little Braver

Lately I feel I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what God wants me to do next and strategizing how to do it, but not doing it. Sounds like the definition of procrastinating, doesn’t it? Then God showed me this vision. An obscure object was laying in the […]

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More “Words I Could Hear”–from an Unlikely Source

I get the biggest kick out of it when God uses something secular to reinforce His Word to me—totally unexpected. He did that last week. Gene and I were watching a silly sitcom. One of the characters is eccentric but every so often he will say something profound which. Of […]

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