Fire and Sacrifice

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I was preparing dinner one night when Pandora played the song, Fill Me Up by Kim Walker-Smith and Jesus Culture. The first words sung were, “You provide the fire and I’ll provide the sacrifice.” A few weeks ago in our … Continued


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I pulled the Toyota into Southwest’s unloading area for departing flights. My heart was rapidly thumping and I worked to control my breathing. I was getting ready to send my baby boy on a flight with Grandma. My older two … Continued


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I sat under the shade of the canopy, feet dug into the sand and watched my boys play in the ocean with their second cousins.  It wasn’t long before I peered over my sunglasses to see my oldest boy, climbing … Continued


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“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 I read about leadership, listen … Continued


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In my young life, I have had the privilege two times, to extend written words of wisdom to young women graduating high school. This last weekend, I pulled out my large, yellow legal pad from the contents filed on the … Continued


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The last several weeks our Sunday school class has been studying through the book of Judges.  The cyclic pattern of the Israelites behavior is predictable, God provides for them, they forget about Him and His goodness and choose to do … Continued


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For my girl’s 12th birthday, Matt and I took Addison and three of her friends to watch the newly released movie, “God’s Not Dead 2.” At the conclusion of the movie, it was stated, “Silence is the enemy of truth.” … Continued


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Last spring, our family took cover from our first tornado. Peering out the window, we could see the clouds had become a thick, green curtain from sky to soil. The winds raged, the water pounded and hail, the size of … Continued


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We bundled up in several layers of clothing, strapped on the heavy, awkward helmets, straddled the seats of the four wheelers and rode into the trails of the Colorado mountains. My previous experiences four wheeling had been roaming through acres … Continued


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I wouldn’t ever label myself as a person with an affinity for words. Sure, I like to use words (too much, some might add) in conversation and writing, but I don’t have a deep well I draw from, nor do … Continued

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