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Moving Forward Despite Fear

As I am starting a new chapter in my life, moving into my husband’s childhood home, I find myself exhausted, but wanting to put my mark on the place. I’ve always loved gardening, and now I have a new blank canvas to start all over again. Gardening can have many challenges, weeds being one of them. They definitely weren’t invited, but they come regardless, popping up everywhere, all over the yard. I’ve found that as soon as I see the weeds, I pluck them out of the ground and move on. Isn’t this like fear in our life? Once we …

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A New Beginning

  Pentecost always reminds me of a “new beginning” when the Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples as they prayed, that’s when they saw the glory of God rest upon themselves and readied their hearts for the journey ahead. Now if you follow Christ you know that the Holy Spirit renews you when you are born again because that gift is given to you to lead and guide you along. The Holy Spirit is a treasure that no one can explain in their spirit but that person- the joy is personal the love is overwhelming and meets you where you …

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Mercy: A New Way

  Definition of Mercy: not getting what you deserve Mercy changes how we interact with others. Jacob favored his son, Joseph. It made his brothers so jealous, they sold him into slavery. To make matters worse, he was accused of misdoing and thrown into prison.  But God was watching over him. Joseph was released and even given a powerful position. Imagine his surprise when, years later, his brothers stood in front of him.  Due to a famine, they had traveled to Egypt in search of food. The men didn’t recognize their grown brother in his administrative position, but Joseph knew …