Where Do You Place Your Confidence?

Where Do You Place Your Confidence?

Where do you place your confidence? There is only one place we can lay our confidence. There was nothing I could do but sit and stare out the window while an acquaintance, who is a Christian, told how good she was at something. When I heard I’m that good, I shivered as if the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard was being played. The conversation was one way because she would not have liked what I had to say about it, so I kept my mouth closed.

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Wait Upon the Lord -7 Days of Scripture Writing

Wait Upon the Lord -7 Days of Scripture Writing

Waiting, it’s hard for anyone to do. It becomes even harder if there are expectations intertwined in the situation. As Christians, when we learn to wait, we grow. Life is about growing. There are many situations where we have to wait and each time, we calmly wait, we’re nourishing our little seed of faith. How do we wait? The Bible gives the answer, we simply wait upon the Lord.

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Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to Live By Faith

Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to Live By Faith

Choosing to live by faith takes courage. It can be scary. Taking a step and not knowing where you’ll go is not for the faith of heart. I’ve met no one who claimed to live by faith as easy and there's a reason for that, because it is not easy. We’ve all heard stories that are unbelievable, while others are easy to see how they would work out. Even though it is scary, in the end choosing to live by faith is worth it.

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Hope for the Day When the Rains Came - A Look at the Life of Rizpah

Hope for the Day When the Rains Came - A Look at the Life of Rizpah

It must have been a strange scene. Day in and day out for several months, a woman clothed in sackcloth with an occupation she never considered having. Within those months the days grew long and ran together. In fact, one day did not differ from the day before. The only thing that changed was the cool night air after a long scorching day. But each day, Rizpah hung on because she had hope. Hope for the day when the rains came.

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Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to be Real

Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to be Real

In the early 90’s Dooney & Bourke purses were all the rage and these bags were well out of my minimum wage paycheck range. I’ll never forget the day my sister and I went to a local flea market booth selling knock-off bags for $25. Friends from work were talking about it and we knew we had to go. Let's just say while I knew my purchase was a fake, I wanted the people I went to church and college with to not know it. I wanted them to think I spent the $300 on the bag. I wanted them to think it was authentic.

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