Relationships

Our Trademark

It’s not our denomination, education, or accumulation. It’s love. That’s how everyone will know.

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Second Fiddle

It seems odd that Paul wrote to the Roman church telling them to “outdo” one another. When I’ve ever wanted to outdo someone, it’s usually because I want attention or I want to be better at something. Basically, it was about me and me and me. But the outdoing Paul wants us to do is…

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The Days of Our Lives

Moses brings us our Monday School this week. “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”   Psalm 90:12 Psalm 90 is a prayer written by Moses, the one who led God’s people out of Egypt, through the miraculously parted Red Sea, to the edge of the Promised Land.…

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Like a Good Neighbor

When I finally sat down last night to read and write a little, I was overcome with nostalgia. Our Mother’s Day celebration caused some of it but most of it came from our time at the church. The church was filled with others honoring the man’s life. We knew him as Mr. Jimmy. We lived…

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The Blazes

This Monday School post is inspired by my backpacking trip over the weekend. According to the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club there are 165,000 or so white blazes on the Appalachian Trail. A blaze is a 2 inch by 6 inch vertical rectangle painted in white on trees, rocks, posts….even bridges to mark the AT. Some…

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This Time Tomorrow

As a young girl, I did this thing when I looked forward to something and especially when I dreaded something. I’m unsure why, but the time passed better when I did it. The day before the fifth grade spelling bee I said to myself, “This time tomorrow I’ll be spelling these words.” A week before…

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Wash It Away

I’ve been quieter about my Lenten journey this year. It’s not been on purpose. I didn’t plan it that way is what I mean. The last time I sat down to write, the internet was out. At first, I was irritated about the inconvenience of it. By the time we found out it would be…

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Hope Has Feet

Last week I wrote about making headway. Sometimes the headway is painful. Sometimes it’s slow and feels like no headway at all. I used my running journey as an example because lately my running is terrible. My body hurts. I can’t get my breathing right. And my pace is off. Since then I’ve had two…

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Love Me Tender

Eleven days into my Lenten journey and I realize I’ve slowed down……a little. I’ve allowed for more quiet time in the morning….reading, praying, listening and reflecting, but I’m still trying to find a consistent soul-speed. I’m reading a daily online Lent devotional and the Gospel of Mark during my Lenten journey. This week the story…

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Good News

Create in me a clean heart, O God,     and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence,     and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation,     and uphold me with a willing spirit.             Psalm 51:10-12 ESV This week’s Monday School passage…

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