• As I listen to the birds singing every morning, I wish I could distinguish one bird from another. I identify the honking geese as they fly over the ...
    Listening for God's Voice
    By Karen Jordan
    June 12th, 2014

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  •  When we come to know Jesus as our personal Savior, and we experience those initial moments, days, weeks, and even years of freedom and joy in knowin...
    "New Creation" Strangled by Old ...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    June 26th, 2014

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  • “Take advantage of what God has made available to you.” My children have heard me make this statement so many times they’re probably sick of it...
    “Take advantage of what God ...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    July 31st, 2014

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  • Would you like to read your great-great grandmother’s journal about her immigration to America? What about your father’s love letters to your moth...
    StoryPower
    By Karen Jordan
    September 04th, 2014

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  •  If only I could “Google” God for answers to life's problems. Then, I could just type a question and get a straight answer—the Truth.As a writer...
    I Wish I Could Google God
    By Karen Jordan
    August 07th, 2014

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  •  Writing down my faith story changed my life. The application process for seminary required that my husband Dan and I to write down our faith stories...
    Finding Peace
    By Karen Jordan
    October 02nd, 2014

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  • We’ve just finished two days of intensive net mending, when the (fishing) nets are hauled ashore and racked, and draped out like massive curtains. A...
    Learning to Mend Net+ Slow Chu...
    By Leslie Leyland Fields
    August 14th, 2014

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  • At the time of this writing, the world is in so much darkness. It seems no matter where we look, we are faced with unimaginable suffering in our own c...
    Lover of the Light
    By Shelley Hendrix
    August 28th, 2014

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  • I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about how much things changed for my family around 6 p.m. on October 31st, 2010. At 11 a.m. that day, our family w...
    Hope Changes Everything
    By Shelley Hendrix
    August 21st, 2014

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  • I have been known to be guilty of longingly believing, like Scarlett O’Hara, that tomorrow will be better. I am often convictable of gazing yearning...
    The Wonder of NOW!
    By Carol McLeod
    October 09th, 2014

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  • Considering the Power of Our Comfort  “He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone...
    Considering the Power of Our C...
    By Karen Jordan
    October 16th, 2014

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  • “When you have a flat tire, you must stop long enough to change it” (Dan Jordan). Flat tires. When life sends us a “flat tire,” it forces us ...
    Flat Tires and Taking Time Out
    By Karen Jordan
    October 23rd, 2014

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  • I can’t believe my daughter Tara turned 39 this past week! And I don’t want to be ashamed to admit it.Why are women so concerned and sensitive abo...
    Grace Thoughts on Aging
    By Karen Jordan
    October 30th, 2014

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  • Solitude often seems impossible for me, even with an “empty nest.” If you're a stay-at-home mom, chasing kids around the house all day, you may lon...
    Struggling with Solitude?
    By Karen Jordan
    November 06th, 2014

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  • As I considered all the changes I needed to make awhile back, the word “enough” seemed to keep rolling out of my restless heart and consuming my a...
    Enough! Finding the White Spac...
    By Karen Jordan
    November 13th, 2014

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  • …as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12I often walk in the cool of the morning when we ...
    Grace For Our Failures
    By Dorothy Johnson
    November 20th, 2014

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  • When I was a student in school, making good grades was a pretty big deal to me. Okay, it was a REALLY big deal to me. In some ways I found my identity...
    Tested and Tried - by Grace?
    By Shelley Hendrix
    December 04th, 2014

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  • In 1999, I found myself in counseling as I was going through the difficulties of an unwanted divorce. I’ll never forget one of the days in particula...
    Taking Thoughts Captive...Or S...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    November 27th, 2014

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  • Miles to Go and Promises to Keep "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep ..." (Robert Frost).Many years ago, I sensed the Lord’s...
    Miles to Go and Promises to Ke...
    By Karen Jordan
    December 11th, 2014

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  • Five Ways to Handle Stress in Your LifeAre you overwhelmed with stress in your life? The book of Lamentations offers a clear word on how to deal with ...
    Five Ways to Handle Stress in ...
    By Karen Jordan
    December 18th, 2014

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  • What Matters Most? In your busy life, how do you determine what matters most to you?A close examination of our priorities helps a lot. But often in t...
    What Matters Most?
    By Karen Jordan
    December 25th, 2014

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  • Are you on God's A List?I’ve shared before that I spent most of my life with an underlying, unknown-to-me, belief that God picks favorites. I’ve se...
    Are you on God's A List?
    By Shelley Hendrix
    January 01st, 2015

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  • Give and Take I was reminded recently of a powerful short story that I read a few years back. In preparing to write this post, I tried to find it but...
    Give and Take
    By Melissa Driggers
    January 08th, 2015

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  • Comfort for the New Year ~"He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the s...
    Comfort for the New Year
    By Karen Jordan
    January 15th, 2015

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  • DISTRACTIONS: FOCUSED ON FOOD?   If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don't fuss about what's on the table at meal...
    DISTRACTIONS: FOCUSED ON FOOD?...
    By Karen Jordan
    January 29th, 2015

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  • The day after the Ferguson, MO grand jury announced their decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, Gracie and I ...
    He Makes You Good with His Lov...
    By Monica Gill
    January 22nd, 2015

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  • There’s something about chaos in my home office that infuriates me.As I attempted to help my husband install a new computer, the jumbled mess of wir...
    Untangling Your Life
    By Karen Jordan
    February 12th, 2015

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  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not ea...
    Remember Your First Love
    By Karen Jordan
    February 26th, 2015

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  • And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glor...
    Stop Trying to Balance Grace a...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    March 05th, 2015

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  • If you want to make a Christian feel guilty just say the words: “Quiet Time.” Intellectually, we know connecting with the Lord requires this time...
    The Grace Perspective
    By Monica Gill
    February 05th, 2015

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  • The TV sang: “Nationwide is on your side!” Gracie immediately rebuked the television: “No, it’s NOT ‘Nationwide on your side!’ It’s Jesu...
    Jesus Is On Your Side
    By Monica Gill
    March 19th, 2015

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  • First, Do No Harm: Lessons in Life and Nature "...Have you watched as deer are born in the wild?Do you know how many months they carry their young? A...
    First, Do No Harm
    By Karen Jordan
    March 12th, 2015

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  • Watch Your Words: Lessons in Life and Nature Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow ...
    Watch Your Words
    By Karen Jordan
    March 26th, 2015

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  • Gracie has a lovely prayer she learned in pre-school. The interesting thing is that she always prays it “wrong.” The beginning is supposed to be ...
    God Is Big Enough
    By Monica Gill
    April 02nd, 2015

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  • I failed to consider the length of the trail when I started walking it. Temptations and expectations. I had hoped that a two-mile, brisk walk along ...
    Staying On Course
    By Karen Jordan
    April 09th, 2015

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