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Why I’m Changing my Prayers for My Kids

08/20/2018

I want to pray bold and effective prayers. I want to pray war room prayers. I want to pray mountain moving prayers.  
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We Don’t Have What It Takes to Care for Our Parents Guest Post

05/21/2018

  When my husband and I were young parents, our church friends had an ongoing joke that reflected the challenge of raising little humans. We designated that carefree time of life before the arrival of the first offspring as...
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‘Fess UP

08/14/2017

UPLIFT is a blog that focuses on ways we can please the Lord by living our lives before Him in an UPLIFTing way. We can:

  • Wise UP and benefit by living according to His teachings.
  • Lift UP our eyes to Him when we don't know what to do.
  • Armor UP to be equipped to resist temptation.
  • Stand UP for our convictions.
But, how about the everyday subject of how we're eating? Ouch! I don't like to talk much about this topic, but bear with me. In a day where food is genetically engineered and super-sized, isn't it important that we eat UP healthily as unto the Lord? After all, the Bible does discuss this. Whereas the word "love" occurs 348 times in the Bible, "eat" occurs 527 times.
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Eat UP

06/20/2017

UPLIFT is a blog that focuses on ways we can please the Lord by living our lives before Him in an UPLIFTing way. We can:

  • Wise UP and benefit by living according to His teachings.
  • Lift UP our eyes to Him when we don't know what to do.
  • Armor UP to be equipped to resist temptation.
  • Stand UP for our convictions.
But, how about the everyday subject of how we're eating? Ouch! I don't like to talk much about this topic, but bear with me. In a day where food is genetically engineered and super-sized, isn't it important that we eat UP healthily as unto the Lord? After all, the Bible does discuss this. Whereas the word "love" occurs 348 times in the Bible, "eat" occurs 527 times.
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Wise UP

06/13/2017

I Think You'll Like This

My friend stood before me with outstretched hand holding a small gift book. You know the kind...small, hardback, pretty cover. I glanced at the title while thanking her...wondering why she was giving me a gift. It wasn't my birthday.
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Lift UP

06/05/2017

Panicked

I made an about face and returned to my laptop. I had just shared a YouTube video with a friend because I loved the content. But, after texting it to her, it dawned on me
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Ask UP

05/22/2017

Stuck. Frozen. Breathe. Just breathe. Call a friend? Or, Ask UP?

God has given us friends to encourage and support one another. But, He's also given us access to come straight to Him with our questions, hopes, dreams, and concerns. He wants us to do more than "ask around" when we need help. Jesus tells us to Ask UP in Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it will be given to you..."  Why?
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Armor UP

05/15/2017

Do you exercise every day?

No, exercising won't prevent every disease. But, it does help us physically, mentally, and emotionally. We either take the time and effort to do it, or we don't. Regardless, we'll be affected by our choice. The same is true with
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Stand UP

05/08/2017

I'm Mad

No. I'm FURIOUS. If you know me or have been around me, you know that's not my normal state. But, last night, I was jolted to the core. I'd like to overturn some tables like Jesus did in the temple. I wonder if you might feel the same.
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A New Day to LISTEN UP

05/01/2017

I'd had it with myself. Since January 1, I'd said every day I was going to start a diet. I guess that was my problem. I said I was going to start my diet. I should have said I was going to finish my diet. Because all I've done since January is start it and not end my day well.
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