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A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Having been in the ministry, I have conflicting feelings about Pastor Appreciation month. On the one hand,  it is a very good reminder to the people to take a moment and let their pastor know how much you love them. On the other hand, it can be a very depressing… Continue reading A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

fmf · Hymns

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace   After a prompt from Five Minute Friday, my thoughts went directly to an old hymn favorite, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. I… Continue reading Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

Letters to Friends #2 – First Signs of Fibro Dear Sis, Thanks for checking on me the other day. You asked about my first signs of Fibro. As you know, I had disembarkment disorder after our cruise to the Bahamas in February 2011 (which has never gone away), follow by neck pain and then I was… Continue reading Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

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We Are Called to Be Different

We are called to be different. These days many of us would prefer to melt into the crowd than to stand out as different. We would rather not stand out or bring attention to ourselves. But in truth, as Christians, we really should be different. Our lives should attract others to us. No, rather it should attract… Continue reading We Are Called to Be Different

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The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted     and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18   This has been a year of great trouble. All around the world there are be earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, mudslides, not to mention terrorist attacks. There are so many people hurting in the world. Possibly even you are hurting today. You may be grieving… Continue reading The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

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Discover the Meaning in Life

Discover With the Wisest Man on Earth Even though he was the wisest man of all time, King Solomon discovered much in his life. It’s kind of comforting to know that the wisest man of all time discovered that life is pretty much meaningless. If it was meaningless for him, no wonder we feel that… Continue reading Discover the Meaning in Life

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The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

Giving Support When I heard the prompt, “support” my mind went in many directions. So many ideas came to mind. Support the hurricane victims Support your ball team Support your local church Support Your Local Sheriff (a Western Comedy) Support me in the whelming flood But my mind kept going to a phrase from a… Continue reading The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

fmf · Hymns

We All Need Some Guidance

HAVE YOU READ THE NEWS? It’s pretty obvious that most of us need a guide. There is a disaster every way you turn. Right now, there are wildfires in Montana, a hurricane is poised to hit Texas, a friend lost their house to a fire yesterday, another friend tragically lost a family member. We need some… Continue reading We All Need Some Guidance

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Blessings : Five Minute Fridays

What image first comes to your mind at the word “blessings”? Do you think of family financial gain health? But let me ask you, where does that leave the one with no husband, no children, bad health, or no bank account?   This thought became real to me … when I lost my health, and… Continue reading Blessings : Five Minute Fridays