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Counting the Costs

 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” Luke 14:28 When I worked for the church, this was one of my boss’s favorite verses. After all I worked in the business office for the church …

Raising ’em Right

May our sons in their youth be like full-grown plants, and our daughters like pillars destined to decorate a palace. Psalm 144:12 ISV I remember going to the local rodeos when I was younger and I would see these little kids dressed up in their best wranglers, brushpopper shirt and little Stetson cowboy hats, and their …

Beatitudes | Day 10

 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” Matthew 5:11 I remember growing up and learning so much about the freedom we have in the United States to express our beliefs. I also remember learning about hundreds of thousands of people around the …

Beatitudes | Day 9

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10 I believe that many women today can relate to this verse. Over the last few years we have heard a lot about the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. These movements have shined a light onto the victimization of …

Beatitudes | Day 8

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Growing up in a home with a dad who was a police officer this was one of the verses I heard often. It wasn’t until later in life that I understood that my dad had to go into some very dark …

Beatitudes | Day 7

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 When you hear pure in heart, I bet you have a few things that come to mind. Maybe it is someone you see that does amazing things for their neighbors, someone like Mother Teresa. Maybe you think of children with all of …

Beatitudes | Day 6

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 I remember back several years ago we were attending a small church and like many churches they asked us to take a spiritual gifts assessment. It was no surprise that my assessment showed that I had strong Pastoral, and Exhortation giftings followed closely …

Beatitudes | Day 5

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6 As someone who has been victimized before, I get to talk with many other women who have been victimized. Every time, I do, if they know anything about the Bible they know this verse. They are focused on the …