Becoming a Hope-​​Giver

I'm from a tiny little town in Southwestern Virginia. Living in a one-​​​​stoplight town that still has trouble picking up a local Christian Radio station, I grew up listening to country music and the year’s top 40s. I didn't even know Contemporary Christian music existed […]

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Lord, Flip this House

Do you live in a house that needs remodeling or redecorating? Does it seem dark and dingy? Are there projects you long to do — maybe knocking down a wall and letting the sunlight in? Or getting rid of dated, depressing colors and ugly furniture? […]

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Hope Found at the Cross

I’ve been reading through the Bible chronologically this year. And I must confess, the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy can leave a person feeling bogged down. As I have read through all the laws God gave His people, my spirit has cried out for hope. […]

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Don’t Say No

I was on my way home from running errands. As I approached our neighborhood, my cell phone rang. The call was from my tween-​​​​aged daughter. “Hi, Mom. It’s Kennedy. Where are you?” “Hey, baby! I ran some errands and will be home in just […]

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Worrier vs. Warrior

When my daughter graduated, my husband turned into what I considered to be a “Nazi” parent. He was adamant that she move out and stretch her wings. My daughter was terrified and cried buckets of tears. So did I, actually. She tried […]

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Loving Others: Lice or No Lice

“Hugging a homeless person may give you lice.  I’ve had lice several times. But there are medicines that will rid you of the lice.” Cathie’s opening sentence grabbed our attention. She went on to tell us of a recent encounter she had with a homeless […]

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