Faith Nuggets

Be a Good Soldier in the Battle Against Evil

10/05/2017

She was excited. A fun evening lay ahead. Slipping into her jeans, she glanced in the mirror and decided tomorrow she’d get serious about dropping ten pounds.

Lip gloss on, she grabbed her ticket to the concert and texted her friend she was on her way. “Be there in 5.” Little did she know, she wouldn’t be dropping ten pounds; she’d be dropped to the ground by a ruthless killer in a few short hours


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Wave the White Flag in the Storm

09/01/2017

Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane that struck the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25, caused far reaching loss of life and damage.

Weather forecasters had warned of the danger. Hurricanes had hit before, but they explained the danger of Harvey hovering. They warned


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Decide to Lose in Order to Win 

08/04/2017

We were sitting on the floor playing.

It’s one of my favorite things to do with our grandkids. Hudson, our six year old grandson, had come to spend the night while his brother was away at camp. “We can play whatever you want,” I announced to him.


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Prayers for Different Needs

07/08/2017

Do you need prayer?

Seldom a day goes by that I don’t receive a phone call, email, or text requesting prayer. I bet you could say the same. It’s a privilege to pray for each other and one we should take seriously. God hears our prayers. Prayer activates God's power and does more in the spiritual realm than we will realize until heaven. But do you ever feel your prayers


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3 Strategies to Protect Soft Targets from Danger

05/26/2017

Ariana Grande's “Dangerous Woman” world tour turned inside out May 22.

“Take your time. There’s no problem here,” can be heard on a loud speaker as panicking people scream, “oh god.”  Neither statement means anything. “There’s no problem” wasn’t true.  “Oh god” is slang.
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3 Strategies to Protect Soft Targets from Danger

05/26/2017

Ariana Grande's “Dangerous Woman” world tour turned inside out May 22.

“Take your time. There’s no problem here,” can be heard on a loud speaker as panicking people scream, “oh god.”  Neither statement means anything. “There’s no problem” wasn’t true.  “Oh god” is slang.
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Are You a Flower or a Skunk

05/05/2017

I heard it in her voice...

even though I was just reading her email. She had a deadline. She was short-handed. Shoulders tensed, she wondered how she could get her kids from school, swing by the hospital, and still meet her 5 p.m. deadline. Can you relate, if not to her situation, to a time when you’ve felt pressure and been stressed? If so, consider adopting the following two tips to find rest in stress.
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2 Tips for Finding Rest in Stress

04/07/2017

I heard it in her voice...

even though I was just reading her email. She had a deadline. She was short-handed. Shoulders tensed, she wondered how she could get her kids from school, swing by the hospital, and still meet her 5 p.m. deadline. Can you relate, if not to her situation, to a time when you’ve felt pressure and been stressed? If so, consider adopting the following two tips to find rest in stress.
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Are You Ready for the Big BOO?

03/04/2017

This has been a week of remembrances.

My mother died on February 28, 2002. Her death-bed experience was one of a kind. At least I’ve not heard of another like it. We were prepared for her death. It had been a sweet morning of “Mama” taking her last sip of coffee.  My two sisters, Keith, and I had repeatedly patted her arm, held her hand, and expressed our love for her. We huddled around her as she lay in her bed at home. She closed her eyes and took her last breath. Eyes fixed on Mama, tears rolled down our cheeks. Then, to our surprise, she popped open her eyes and said, “BOO!”  Can you imagine if that had been your beloved elderly mother? We laughingly scolded her, “You’re supposed to be seeing angels!”  Mama got wha she wanted - smiles on our faces. Then, she closed her eyes and went to be with Jesus.
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You’re Invited to the Wedding

02/01/2017

“Hi Debbie, well, here’s another hat I wear…”

and so continued an email with an invitation to attend the Christian Inaugural Gala in Washington D.C. the evening prior to the Inauguration. Joe Battaglia, who was on the Host Committee, explained in his email that regardless of one’s personal preference for the candidates, Scripture makes it clear that we should pray for those in authority. And so, my husband and I went. We had no idea what to expect. What we experienced surpassed our expectations. The invitation to the Inaugural Gala reminded me of the greatest invitation given - the invitation to the marriage feast of the Lamb.
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