Faith + Me

The First “I Love You”

“We love because he first loved us.” —John 4:19 I remember the day my dad first told me that he loved me. He sat in the worn recliner, crying. His father was dying. At eighteen, I didn’t know what to […]

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Are Poisonous Snakes Biting Your Ankles?

Have you ever been bitten by a poisonous snake and felt its lethal venom coursing through your veins? I have. No, I never have been snagged by the fangs of a rattlesnake, but I been attacked by other kinds of […]

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Strong in the Word

I select a word and a verse each January to focus my life. I choose an area I believe I need the most growth, help or improvement. On the fall of 2010, I began to experience some physical issues in […]

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Prayer: The Way to Get Stuff

We hold many misconceptions about prayer that skew our understanding of what God is doing. Misconceptions about prayer limit us. These misunderstandings are perhaps not articulated, but they are obvious in our approach to prayer and our expectations about prayer. […]

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Caught in the Crossfire of Someone Else’s War

Caught in the crossfire of someone else’s war. Used and abused. Treated like a soiled, worthless dishrag. Used for someone else’s pleasure or purpose. Mistreated. So she fled. Hagar fled from Sarai and Abram. She was caught in the crossfire […]

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Living Below the Bar

Who in the world is Mephibosheth and what possessed his momma to give him such a name? Well, I can’t answer the second question, but I can shed some light on the first. Mephibosheth was a man who was living […]

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