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Jesus, The Ultimate Advocate

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I see Jesus as the Ultimate Advocate. An advocate is defined as “one who pleads the cause of another specifically” or in another definition, “An advocate is someone that can help you speak up so that your needs are heard.” In short, an advocate stands up for...

What Are You Listening To?

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I am, generally speaking, a positive person and am truly grateful to God for everything. But, there are times that I just simply get exhausted from the "messaging" that occupies my own mind and that is everywhere in the world. You know, the voices of others and your own sometimes doubting...

A Great Question

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I listened to a sermon a couple of years ago that encouraged us as believers to ask one or two people in our trusted circle the question,  “What’s it like to BE, on the other side of ME?”It is a great question, isn’t it? During the sermon, the guest speaker...

Be in Community

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Have you ever heard the saying, “Wherever you are, BE?" Maybe the saying isn’t grammatically correct BUT, the saying has resonated with me from the first time I heard it.   It’s meant to get our attention and help us to realize that wherever we are placed at a moment...

When Fear Creeps In

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I’ve been reflecting lately about being fearful. Looking at even the last three to four weeks in our state and country, there would seem to be many things to fear.  From mass shootings, to hate crimes and natural disasters.    Then there are the everyday fears...