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Adult Bible School Devotional

How many times have you wanted to do something or been told to do something and thought to yourself, “lol. no shot”? I can’t count the times I have. At least twice in the past 24 hours. One was when I knew I had to get up early and be functional and social for a […]

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Is Anything Too Hard?

I’ve been in desperate places before God lately. At the start of every day last week Haisten counted down the days to his birthday. Only 15 more days mama. Only 13 more days mama. Only 10. As a parent it was difficult for me to struggle with not being as excited as he was about […]

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Seven

“Mama, this hurts really bad when I touch it.” “Well baby, don’t touch. We’ve got to leave it alone and let it heal. Leave it be, it’ll be all better.” “Oh yeah, okay Mama.” She just took it. So matter of fact, that answer was okay with her. She left the bruise alone, but when […]

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Touch It Anyway

“Is there any scripture you would like preached? Anything you can think of that maybe your dad would have wanted?” “Ecclesiastes 3,” I replied confidently. “It’s my favorite.” I lied, but when my dad died, this chapter was preached at his funeral. I remember the question so well because it was one I didn’t have […]

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Time

Sex. My husband and I heard the word on a young leader’s podcast this morning and he was unapologetic for it. He said all he knew about sex was you better not do it before you’re married. My husband said, “You know, that’s the truth though. Growing up in church, I thought if I messed […]

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Which is it, Church?

We pray those prayers, “God mold me, make me, transform me, bring me closer to you,” and that feels all warm and fuzzy until we’ve crossed paths with what we’re asking for. We want it to be fair, to feel fair. Join me in a peak of 2nd Corinthians 12 and tackle the scripture “My […]

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