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The Grace of Waiting

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog | 15 comments

The Grace of Waiting

We live in an age where we're a bit spoiled by instant gratification and the availability of quick fixes. But quick fixes don't always come easily. And instant answers can prevent the gracious discipline of "waiting" that is an instructive work of God and is useful in training in righteousness (1 Timothy 4:6-16; Hebrews 12:11). I've said before that waiting is good. And waiting is just where we are right now.

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Rare Diseases and God’s Glory

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog | 18 comments

Rare Diseases and God’s Glory

It's three thirty in the morning and every time he stops breathing I check to see if his chest is moving. He had his Plasma Exchange treatment today and it's left him so weak he can barely lift his head. A little more than a week ago, he was still walking and serving as my protector and strong husband. Since then, I've seen him loaded into an ambulance twice, bundled like a baby to transfer to another bed, by men who easily lifted his depleted body. Although he's lost the ability to even physically sense the most basic bodily functions, has partial paralysis and much pain, his disposition has never wavered: Gratitude.

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Bringing the World to Our Hospital Room

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Blog | 26 comments

Bringing the World to Our Hospital Room

A week ago, we made our way to the Emergency Room. Prince Edward Island and the friends we made there seem so very far away now. The days are running together and blending into one long endless stream of medical routines. I'm glad they write the day of the week on the white board in his hospital room; I frequently have to check it to verify that unit of time.

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Posting From a Hospital Bed

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Blog | 63 comments

Posting From a Hospital Bed

As I type this post, we're spending some time in a Neurology hospital in Dallas, Texas, and we'd be grateful for your prayers. I'm typing this in the late night hours, from LeRoy's hospital room. I don't know how often I can post, it's hard to even find time to eat, but I wanted to reach out to you because we need you right now.

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The Hunger that Brings Freedom

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Hunger that Brings Freedom

In Jesus’ first public sermon, He gave us the “blessed” message. That message includes one of the sweetest promises of Scripture: “Blessed are the pure in heart—for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). In Matthew 5:6 there is another promise that is a companion to the purity in heart blessing: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

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The Mindset that Develops Purity of Heart

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Mindset that Develops Purity of Heart

When I was a student at OBU, a friend and I came to Hot Springs and decided to go to the movies. Now, I’ve never been a fan of horror movies, and have never made it through one. For those of you who know me, you know that I can actually embarrass people who sit beside me during an action packed scene at the theatre. I get pretty involved if there’s an intense scene and have been known to get a little loud. Well, maybe a lot loud. Like Screaming.

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Pure Hearted Vision

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Pure Hearted Vision

Are you the one standing in a group when a word or reference is made, maybe a slightly dirty joke or innuendo is used, and you don’t have a clue what everyone is laughing about? Don’t be embarrassed by the fact that you’re clueless, be glad that your mind isn’t filled with garbage, so it makes sense that you can’t relate to something that seems like it’s in a different language. Maybe you just can’t understand because you’ve got that purity of heart that Matthew 5 talks about.

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Plunging into Purity!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Plunging into Purity!

I’ve got an idea for a new invention. Keep it “top secret” because I may want to patent it and get an exclusive deal with LifeWay to market this!

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How a Reverent Woman Guards Her Conversations

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

How a Reverent Woman Guards Her Conversations

It was the neighbor ladies’ typical gab session, and it must’ve been getting pretty juicy because my grandmother shooed me out of the house promptly when she noticed my wide eyed interest in what they were saying. It made quite an impression on me. I remember her distinctly saying, “You’re too young to be listening to this!” and she pushed me out the door into the hot summer sun on the front porch.

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A Reverent Woman is Not a Slanderer

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

A Reverent Woman is Not a Slanderer

We’ve all experienced the damage that slander can bring. Probably everyone reading this post has been impacted, in some measure, due to slander. It may not even be that we’ve been personally slandered—perhaps our parents, our husband, our pastor even, has been the target for slander . . . and that has resulted in a course change for our lives. We’re continuing in our study of Titus 2:3 and have reached a word of instruction that every woman needs to hear loud and clear:

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