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Quieting Our Minds to Listen

In a busy, loud, and stressful world, where we live by notes and to-do lists, phone messages and electronic calendars, and where racing thoughts are accepted as normal, God wants us to stop and take time to listen to His voice. For me, that has meant quieting my mind, and that's not easy to do.… Continue reading Quieting Our Minds to Listen

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Why Do Good Blogs Go Bad?

A Fractured Faith always hits a home run!

Fractured Faith Blog

Have you ever poured your heart and soul into a blog only for it to sink without trace amidst the plethora of competing posts that flood your timeline? It’s disheartening isn’t it? You stare at your pride and joy and try to process how 99% of your followers haven’t the slightest interest in this latest literary gem. Then the voice in your head pipes up – ‘Well if they won’t read a 500 word blog then what makes you think they will want to read that 120,000 word book you have been droning on about for the last six months?’

It’s little surprise then that many bloggers raise the white flag and go AWOL. Fellow writers who you corresponded with every day suddenly vanish without explanation and you think ‘I wonder what happened to so and so?’ Blogging can be a brutal business. Don’t expect to become an internet success…

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Be Still and Know That I Am God

I'm a To-Do List,  planner, scheduled-day kind of person. I didn't realize how much until recently. It was early in the morning, about 6:00, when I let my dog, Bella, out the back door. Sunny skies, a gentle breeze, and the sweet sound of birds singing greeted me. I sat down on my little black… Continue reading Be Still and Know That I Am God

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Has God Put a Desire In Your Heart?

Has God put a desire in your heart? Has He made it so crystal-clear that you know for sure it came from Him? Did things go great at first, but then problems started to arise? If things don't go the way you expect, don't begin to doubt what you first believed. Do not doubt yourself… Continue reading Has God Put a Desire In Your Heart?

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Lord, Help Me Forgive

Are you struggling to forgive someone? Does it seem impossible?  You can do it. But before we begin, remember this: Unforgiveness will destroy you, not them. There is only one way to forgive the unforgivable. These Scriptures will strengthen and empower you to do it, as they did for me. Ask the Holy Spirit to soften… Continue reading Lord, Help Me Forgive

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Stirring Up Hope for the Forsaken

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Wednesday Walk Though the Bible, Matthew 5:1-12 & 7:28-29 (NIV)

#WednesdayWalk, an occasional exploration of what unknown people might have seen or felt when they witnessed the events in the Bible. This post is from the perspective of a person who encounters Jesus teaching the Beatitudes.

It was another hot day. The dust swirled around my sandals as I hurried along the path. Small stones crunched under my feet as I walked on the barren dirt. My mouth was dry from the heat as sweat dripped down my forehead and back. I was focused on fetching the baskets my father needed when I caught a glimpse of a large crowd on a hillside. I stopped and noticed the people were gathered around a man. “Why would so many people stand and listen to this man in heat like this?” I asked myself.

I hesitated a moment, curious as to why…

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The Power of a Smile

Never underestimate the value of a person who can make you smile. Smiles are powerful. They evoke happiness, hope, and well-being. When you smile, you instantly feel better. A smile is a powerful thing that that can completely turn your day around. Let me tell you about someone who always made me smile. Mr. Galloway was… Continue reading The Power of a Smile