The Face of Christ Jesus Aug 28, 2021

I have a new favorite verse.

God has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the Face of Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians 4:6b)

The Face of Jesus. His presence. His intimacy. Getting to know Him more--and reveling in the joy of knowing He knows us intimately,...

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Why you've faced this month Aug 28, 2021

I've shared with you what you told me of the hardships you faced this past month, and the words I heard describing how you faced it all.

Now I want to tell you what you told me about why you've faced it all. Why did you endure? Why didn't you give up--on you, on your loved ones, on life, and on...

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How you've faced this month Aug 28, 2021

I shared in my previous post what you shared with me of what you faced this past month.

I want to tell you what you told me of HOW you faced it all. So, here are some other words that I heard this month:

Hope. Surrender. Peace. Trust. Future. Perspective. Loved. Surrounded. Not alone. Family....

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What you've faced this month Aug 28, 2021

I have seen a lot this past month. I am blessed with an unspeakable privilege as part of my life calling as a teacher of the Word: ladies open up to me and share their struggles with me. They want prayer, or word of encouragement, or simply someone who will listen to them. I am honored beyond...

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Hallo! Hola! Hello! Aug 28, 2021

Parenting is hard work.

I've been blessed with unexpected rewards lately. Case in point, my 14-year old daughter came into my room the other day to thank me. Thank me for forcing her to study French grammar daily, for years and years, as I homeschooled her in French.

You read that right. She...

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The gift of December 26 Aug 28, 2021

Christmas is over.

As a child, I remember hating that the clock was wound back and it was a whole three-hundred-and-sixty-four days' wait. AGAIN.

Not fair.

Now I love December 26. It's usually a very peaceful day, full of new memories and pregnant with hope. It's the beginning of a new year. Some...

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The gift and the tree Aug 28, 2021

At Christmas time, it makes sense to talk of gifts and trees.

But what if I told you that Heaven will boast a Gift and a Tree?

Jesus is the gift we celebrate at Christmas time. God became incarnate; the immortal Word took on flesh and became human. Jesus is our gift because God gave Him to...

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The gift of "no exceptions" Aug 28, 2021

Advent is unlike any other time of year.

It's whimsical.

Or it's crazy busy.

We get to choose.

Don't let the world tell you the opposite: we DO get to choose how we will spend our time this Advent season. We still get the same amount--24 hours each day. No more, no less.

I love to...

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