Not Without Fail

Aaron and I are firm believers of whatever you’ve been given to do, do it with all your might.  Ecclesiastes goes on to say; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave.  And that is where we all will end up one day! This week, we have been having this exact conversation with Eli, our 9 almost 10-year-old son.  He is a very bright young man, wise beyond his years, but he allows distractions to come in that keep him from doing the very best that he can do. I’m going to be very vulnerable for a moment. Eli was diagnosed as ADHD a few years ago.  He isn’t hyper or out of control, he just has trouble focusing on the task at hand.  It doesn’t matter if it is a pencil dropping on the other side of the room, or footsteps of someone in...

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The Ultimate Conflict

  Have you ever really thought about the word conflict?  When did it first appear in history?  What causes conflict in our world?  Conflict is war between opposing forces, especially a prolonged and bitter struggle.  It is a difference in ideas, principles or people. Conflict is also a mental struggle.  It’s a psychological state resulting from the often-unconscious opposition between simultaneous but incompatible desires, needs, drives and impulses.      Conflict is that point between good and evil…  The first recorded conflict in history would be the conflict between God and Satan.  Although the bible doesn’t give exact time of when this conflict took place, we obviously know that it did.  Satan’s fall from heaven is symbolically described...

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Stretching to Strengthen

Have you ever felt like a rubber band, being stretched to your breaking point?   Have you ever said to yourself, “if one more thing happens, I’ll break”. This seems to be a theme these days.   I’ve had conversations with several people over the last few weeks, and they all say the same thing, “I’m not sure how much more I can take”.  As Christian’s we love to blame everything on our enemy.  No doubt that our adversary the devil, comes as a roaring lion, walking about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8.  But, I wonder if we looked at it differently would we react differently?   Pastor Hagee said something in his sermon yesterday that stuck out. I’ve had this thought before, but I  needed to hear it...

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Boots were made for walking

    Being a born and raised Kentucky girl, I love the opportunity to run around barefoot. I know, I know…  I’m giving truth to the thought that everyone in KY is shoeless.    When I was a child, the worse thing that might happen while being barefoot outside was, stepping in a “cow patty” or ending up with a “planters wart”… Gross, I know! But There was just something about the feeling of that green lush grass between your toes. Now that I live in Texas I can’t even walk out in my backyard without shoes on.  The terrain here is so different.  It’s considered to be very rough, dry and to top it off, you have stickers and possible snakes at every turn.    I may not go barefoot anymore, but I get as...

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