Sweet Talk

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) Why do we even have the urge to say negative things about one another? Does it makes us feel better about ourselves?…

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Porch Swing Prayer

“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12 The wind is blowing. I’m watching the American flag in the neighbor’s yard dance proudly in the breeze. Actually, I don’t think breeze is the word I’m looking for. Breeze implies that it’s cooling in the heat of…

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Handful of Flour

“The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty….” 1 Kings 17:16(AMP) God has this seemingly unorthodox way of answering my prayers when I pray for provision. When I ask God to give me something, His answers rarely have anything to do with me at all. Rather, they are…

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Such a Time as this…

“…And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NIV) It took me a while to realize that a “calling” wasn’t specific to a job title. I mean after all, Jesus was a carpenter not a pastor. That didn’t stop Him from preaching, teaching,…

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A Letter to My Haters

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25(NIV) So I wore camouflage pants. One of the things I thought I would never do. I have strong feelings about using camouflage outside of the woods. Or so I…

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