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    Finding Shade

    “I wish we could sit in the shade.” My daughter Megan’s sentiments were shared by each of us as the beaming afternoon sun made its presence known. My family was

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    Can a short rest really benefit you?

    “Isn’t this a lovely moment,” I reflected. My husband eased into his wicker chair and smirked, “Where did that come from?” “Well, Romeo, I was just thinking about how busy

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  • Does Our Walk of Faith EVER Get Easier?

    Does Our Walk of Faith EVER Get Easier? 

    By Jennifer L Griffith My heart is broken. More so than at any other time. Circumstances are not the matter, as long as it’s for what breaks God’s. This, definitely

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    Well Healed

    I wear a dead chef’s boots to preach in prison. Black Johnny Cash jeans because cliche`s don’t clash with the dress code. I speak no Spanish, recognize no tattoos, never

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    The Vacation Equation

    A crowded South Carolina beach was usually part of what I referred to as the vacation equation. When our children were young, July was always the month we took our

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Can a short rest really benefit you?

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“Isn’t this a lovely moment,” I reflected. My husband eased into his wicker chair and smirked, “Where did that come from?” “Well, Romeo, I was just thinking about how busy this week has been and how nice it is to rest here on the deck, look at the mountains, and do absolutely nothing.” We’ve recently started taking some time in

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Does Our Walk of Faith EVER Get Easier? 

Does Our Walk of Faith EVER Get Easier?

By Jennifer L Griffith My heart is broken. More so than at any other time. Circumstances are not the matter, as long as it’s for what breaks God’s. This, definitely does… My path is scattered with shattered pieces–some mine, some another’s. My heart steps from side-to-side, seeking God’s light upon this path, with crevices so deep, I could fall in,

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Well Healed

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I wear a dead chef’s boots to preach in prison. Black Johnny Cash jeans because cliche`s don’t clash with the dress code. I speak no Spanish, recognize no tattoos, never slept behind bars. I’m welcome because I show up, shake hands, pray and come back. Familiar equals family when everything is strained and chained. The insiders know my heart is

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A Fragrant Ministry

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As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. 2 Cor. 9:13 NLT I lifted the vase of beautiful flowers—red roses, yellow iris, purple larkspur, various fillers—and reflected on the fragrant blessings from God. Earlier years

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I REALLY NEED A VACATION!

Vacation. It sounds so lovely – vacating our homes and our workplaces, leaving stresses, jobs, and chores behind. That thought alone makes it enticing. But leaving to go someplace better is even more tantalizing. When you live in the mountains, maybe a beach sounds good. Or if your home is in a rural area, a city with all its lights,

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Seek Shelter Immediately

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Excruciating pain pierced through my head. At 3:00 a.m., I tiptoed to the kitchen to swallow a few ibuprofen.  I returned to bed praying this headache will not debilitate me; I have too many things to do today. “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”(Psalm 91:1, NLT) Four hours

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