“5 Minute Friday”: Finishing

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Lisa-Jo Baker began this week’s “Five Minute Friday” post with this: “We tend to think that starting is the hardest part of the story. I think it’s finishing.” I couldn’t agree more.

Right now I am about shoulder deep in planning for my church’s annual school supplies drive. With thoughts of those precious little ones that we are endeavoring to bless…I focus on finishing the work the Lord appointed me to do in His name. Continue reading

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20 Attributes of Pride: Examining Ego, Hindrance & Deliverance

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As I reflect on group bible study sessions and conferences that I’ve attended, as well as my own personal reading and study, I’ve committed to sharing the nuggets that the Lord gives me here on this blogging platform. This post is such a time.

I recently attended a mind-blowing bible study on the topic of “Pride”. It’s amazing how we hear a word like pride, and automatically think of others – and not ourselves. Certainly, there is such a thing as positive pride, or in other words, justifiable, reasonable self-respect. But a spiritual hindrance for many if not all of us – in one way or another, at some point in time or another – is negative pride. Continue reading

55 Reasons to Never Give Up

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I’ve been blogging for 3 months now, and as humble as I would like to believe I am, I have to admit, I still feel the pressure of wanting to be “liked” in the blogosphere. As much as I’d like to say that I don’t need anyone to “like” me, or agree with my point of view, or even care about what I have to say…the truth is, in this busy land of social sharing, we all in one way or another want to be liked. We all want to feel that our writing has purpose, and that we are impacting and inspiring someone…ideally many.

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