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Fighting the Good Fight

This life is a battle ground—not a playground. I confess my heart often wants to reject that statement, which I’ve heard from many preachers over the years. Fighting. I hate it. I don’t want to do it—even though I get … Continue reading

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Running the Race

Today I ran in a 5K race again. Near the beginning I asked myself, “Why am I doing this? I’m already out of breath, and my body would rather be in bed then on this course exerting much more energy … Continue reading

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Believing the Impossible

Not long ago I was challenged to believe the impossible.  While I was out to breakfast with my mom’s siblings—my aunt and three uncles–my Uncle Jimmy said, “Elaine, we’d really like to have your mom come here for Mary’s birthday.” My … Continue reading

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Dealing With Doubt

Lately I’ve had an intense battle with doubt. Doubt is something God’s children have dealt with since Eve. In Genesis 3:1 Satan said to her Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’? ESV … Continue reading

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Growing in Faith

Soon it will be my 35th birthday. That’s not how old my body is, but that’s how long I have known Jesus as my Savior. I’m contemplating how far God has brought me. Before I knew Him, I felt overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Turning Bad News Into Good

  I received bad news this week from a friend and from a family member. One was about a tragic death. The other was about a freak accident that is going to require serious surgery. In the past such news … Continue reading

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The Gift of Faith-filled Friends

“If your friends don’t work out, you gotta get them to work out…you’ve got to be the good influence. If you can’t influence them to be healthy, get new friends.” Those words were spoken by a fitness instructor on an … Continue reading

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