Tag Archives: James

The Power of Words – A Poem

As a general rule, I love words. I love arranging them to express a thought or idea. But strung together in the wrong way, words can hurt another person far worse than any physical harm. Words are powerful. Let’s use … Continue reading

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A Voice for the Voiceless

One of my favorite verses in the New Testament is James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Say Something Good

We just got home from a great weekend with family out of town for our belated Christmas gathering. We had a lot of fun, but it was a long weekend away from the comfort of home. For some reason this … Continue reading

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Manna for the Day

When the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, God provided them with food called manna. The word “manna” is a Hebrew word that literally means “what is it?” The Israelites didn’t know what it was, but they … Continue reading

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Being Mindful of Waste and Those in Need

Last night my sister and I were chatting on Facebook. The discussion started because of a link she posted to a co-op type farm in Tennessee where people buy a “share” of the farm season in the spring, and then … Continue reading

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Everyday for Christ

A new year is just around the corner. I can’t believe it is going to be 2011! I’ve been thinking this week about blogging in the new year and what my goals will be. First and foremost my goal is to … Continue reading

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A God of Surprises

Christmas Day is more than half over. The presents are all opened and some have been tried out already. We’ve eaten our Christmas “dinner” of glazed spiral ham, garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and rosemary cauliflower and carrots. There’s still … Continue reading

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Anger Does Not Bring Righteousness

Recently I have been frustrated and upset by statements on blogs and in the media, as well as comments in both places, that show a hatred of Christians and Christianity. Some of this comes from ignorance about what Christians truly believe or … Continue reading

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Overcoming Doubt and Unbelief

Last night I read John 15. It’s not next on my Bible-in-a-year schedule, but a woman of God named Ruth Handy told me I needed to read it, specifically John 15:16. But she said I should read the whole chapter … Continue reading

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Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

Mercy is something we don’t see much of in our world today, but it is something we desperately need. According to the Random House Dictionary online, mercy is “compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other … Continue reading

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