Better Than Pie


My mom makes the best pies. She only makes them for Thanksgiving and it’s a race for many of us to grab that dollop of meringue off the lemon pie first. Yeah, it’s that good. And yes, even as grown children, there is still the competitive sneakiness of children slipping a cookie out of the cookie jar. It wouldn’t be

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Dandelion Bouquets

Oh how thankful I am for grubby little boy hands filled with clumps of wilting dandelions. The Stargazer Lily Of all flowers Reigns supreme On my list * Not for its beauty But for its meaning  * ‘Twas the first blossom                         Given me by the man                                                 I will forever love  * Placed on my pillow By the gentle

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Give Thanks to the Lord – A Thankful Heart on this Day

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34(NIV) A thankful heart. That’s what I wanted to convey. I had gathered items for our church’s Thanksgiving service…all things that spoke to the gifts of harvest and of provision given by the Lord. As I decorated the altar table a feeling of gratitude flooded my

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Thankfulness in the Mundane Leads to Rest in the Sublime

Learning to Rest in the Sublime

Thankfulness, for the child of God, doesn’t come from a place of circumstances – it comes from a place of sheer trust. Sincere thankfulness is rooted in a deep knowledge of the God in whom we have believed. Sincere thankfulness rejoices in the mundane because it rests in the sublime. This sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? But God instructs His child

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What else?

More. I need more. Not sure what, but I’m sure there’s something out there calling my name. Could be clothes, something for my kids, maybe home décor. I just know I need something. But I don’t spend money recklessly. I won’t pay full price for it. I’ll buy on sale, used, or even at a garage sale. That was me

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Pray Tell


Excerpted from Jesus Inside : A Prison Minister’s Manual  due to be published by EABooks DEc 2015 The unbelieving world asks, “What good is prayer,” never guessing what evil has been prevented or diminished by the unseen efforts of petitioning saints. A popular novel of the seventies, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, made a point that if you argue for your limitations,

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The Five Things I’m Thankful For

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Is it possible to be thankful without feeling thankful? The answer, I think, is: Of course. The Bible tells us that we should give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).  We’re also told that we should be always giving thanks to God the Father for everything (Ephesians 5:20). God is in control. Which means even when we don’t like something, we

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