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Focus On A Gift To Give

December 2, 2020

One of my favorite Christmas memories was one my papaw loved to tell.  I had went shopping with my grandparents one day several weeks before Christmas in 1995.  I was 10. As we were walking through the store, we stopped by the jewelry counter and there was a Mickey Mouse watch that caught my eye.  I loved it.  It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen, lol! …

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Focus on God’s Unchangeableness

November 3, 2020

Today is a big day. A lot could change tomorrow. No matter what happens. I know we’ve seen it all over Facebook, we’ve already had the same thoughts running through our heads, maybe our peacher has preached it within the last few weeks. But sometimes we need reminded over and over again. Whoever wins, God will still be God. Whatever this virus does to our country, our friends,…

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Focus on God’s Glory

October 14, 2020

“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15 Redound. It means to superabound. To contribute greatly to someone’s honor or credit. It’s only found once in the Bible. Here. In the middle of a passage that tells us about how we are troubled, perplexed, persecuted, cast down. Does that sound…

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Focus on Standing

September 1, 2020

I’ve never had to think about standing. It’s natural. Once you get the hang of it as a toddler, you generally never think about it again. You just do it. That is, until it gets hard to do. When my dizziness hit several years ago, I couldn’t stand without holding onto or leaning against something. Even now, if I’m in a big space, with a lot of people…

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Focus on Prayer

August 1, 2020

Whether it be so heavy that others cannot bear To know the heavy burden they cannot come and share; Whether it be so tiny that others cannot see Why it should be a burden, and seem so real to me, Either and both I lay them down at the Master’s feet And find them alone with Jesus mysteriously sweet. – Rosalind Goforth Now, go read that again. When…

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Focus On Forgiveness

July 1, 2020

How many times do I have to forgive them? “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?” Matthew 18:21 Till seven times. 7 in the Bible means complete. Peter thought, ‘Surely once someone’s done me wrong seven times and I’ve forgiven them, it’s enough.’ Right, Lord? “Jesus saith unto him, I say not…

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Focus On Things Money Can’t Buy

June 1, 2020

In Matthew 19:16-22 there was a young man. He was wealthy and had great possessions. He had been a “good” boy. He had outwardly tried to do right. But when he met Jesus, it wasn’t enough. Wow. That sounds like Jesus is hard to please. I mean he refused money, being good, doing right? I’ve been there before. I was a preacher’s daughter. I was in church before…

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Focus on the Mystery of Faith

May 1, 2020

In January, I was asked to speak at a ladies meeting this August. Almost immediately, God put this on my heart. I’m not sure if He’ll give me something else or if the meeting will have to be rescheduled or if everything will go as planned. But I am sure He wants me to share it today. Regardless of how hard I’ve tried not to. I don’t know…

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Focus on Our Good

April 1, 2020

I’ve had this post ready for 2 months.  It was supposed to be my focus for March.  I don’t know how many times I’ve scheduled things and the Lord said,  “No, wait, not yet”. EACH time there’s been a reason.  This time is no different. After being in quarantine and our world being upended, I thought, well maybe focusing on our good isn’t really what I should post. …

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Focus on Surrender

March 1, 2020

“…neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing.” II Samuel 24:24 We know the sacrifice it takes to surrender. But all through the Bible, we see what God did when people surrendered their all to Him. The miracles He worked. Queen Esther. Gideon’s army of 300 men up against an enemy that was in multitude as grasshoppers with…