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Freedom and Personal Liberty

I am so glad to be born in America. So often I wonder why I was born in a land of so many freedoms, while someone else millions of miles away was born into an area of oppression and hardship. I know things are not always easy here in the US. There is a terrifying and growing slave trade here that rivals any other country. There is poverty, hunger, unemployment, abuse, and many other areas that are keeping America from becoming the amazing place it could be. Comparatively, however, the United States is a pretty great place to live. We …

Many Believed

We, here at My Journey of Faith Ministries, are so excited to be with you as summer comes to an end and fall quickly approaches. This time of year always gives me a sense of excitement, a sense of fresh starts and possibility. I have many favorite stories in God’s Word, but those who know me know that one of my personal favorites takes place in John 4:1-42.  In this chapter we see Jesus leave Judea, and travel in His usual radical way…taking the path avoided by all Jews, the path through Samaria.  On this path, He stops at a …

Advent Hope

When I was a little girl, my brother and I would make a deal on Christmas Eve that we would both stay up all night and watch for Santa Claus. I had my walkie-talkie and he had his… code word: Claus. The plan was set and we hurried to bed, but there were two key points I didn’t factor into our mission. First, my brother couldn’t stay awake past 10 p.m. to save his life and second, I was terrified of the dark. When I say terrified, I mean paralyzed with fear, eyes like saucers, blanket pulled over my head …

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“The Old has Gone, the New has Come….”

Life, in its very nature, is full of new beginnings. New births, new years, new seasons, new growth and development, new relationships, new schools, new jobs, new homes…life is full of “new,” all of which can be exciting and hopeful, but also scary, uncertain and intimidating. God created us for change. He knew we would be born sinners, and his heart’s desire is that we change. He even sent his only son to die so that we would change, so that we would have a new beginning. Yes, there are many new beginnings on this journey called life, but our …