Month: September 2021

A Prayer Life

So many “things” pointed to praying about prayer this week. (I love seeing God’s involvement in this ministry!) I received a notification from the YouVersion app, “Conversation starters with God.” The Pastor preached about “The High Priestly Prayer” yesterday. John 17:1-26 September 23-25 is the SBC PrayerLink Annual Gathering. SBC PrayerLink will be held in …

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Romans 12:19

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”Romans 12:19 ESV Please join me this week in praying for those who have been hurt by the words or actions of a loved one. Pray that they look to the …

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The Unforgiving Servant

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant “Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Therefore the kingdom of heaven …

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Unmet expectations

I am blessed to be participating in a book launch. That means I’m reading the book, interacting with the author, and promoting it on social media. There are several wonderful nuggets of information and inspiration within the book, but this quote really resonated with me: “Most hurt feelings are the result of unmet expectations.” Kendra …

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Pray for those who hurt you

Sometimes the people who hurt me the most are those closest to me. Maybe that’s true for most adults. While we’re in school, or even within a work environment, bullies and mean, horrible people may make our lives miserable. I feel like they are easier to deal with (or get over) than loved ones who …

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Forgiveness

What if you only had one day to live? Would you hold onto grudges? Would you allow words spoken or events from the past to keep you from making peace with a loved one? Or would you be okay with leaving it unresolved? How deep is the wound? I hope that everyone would make amends …

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I apologize

I woke up this morning actually thinking of the different ways people have apologized to me in the past, (and I’m sure I’ve used some of these also): I’m sorry you took it the wrong way. I’m sorry, but… I apologize for going overboard. You’re too sensitive. Then, there are those people who never apologize. …

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Hurt feelings

People hurt our feelings. We hurt others’ feelings. Often it is unintentional, a thoughtless statement made in passing, or a passionate discussion that elevates out of control. Other times it feels very intentional. A person even pauses, thinks about what they’re going to say, and then says it with a look on their face that …

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13 NKJV Please join me this week in praying for everyone on all of our combined lists. Let’s lift them up to our loving Heavenly Father. Let’s petition Him for their healing, that the breath of the Almighty gives [them] life. Let’s also pray for …

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Isaiah 41:10

fear not, for I am with you;be not dismayed, for I am your God;I will strengthen you, I will help you,I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10 ESV Please join me this week in praying for everyone on all of our combined lists. Let’s lift them up to our loving Heavenly Father. …

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