America … It’s Up to Christ Followers

My heart is broken … radiant colors for 2021 in pieces.

After a 2020 filled with murders, riots, rage, the cancel culture, COVID-19, loss of loved ones, loss of finances, loss of jobs, politics, and natural disasters, we all looked forward to a new year.

A new year filled with the pandemic conquered, regained jobs, renewed strength, and a new normal.

But this week, we, again, saw America at the boiling point … rage out of control … but this time was different.

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Do You Know God?

“And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3

Do you know God? Do you know Jesus? Really know?

Saturday was our 50th Wedding Anniversary. I did not know Keith in 1971 like I know him today. Fifty years of walking together up to the mountaintops and into the valleys, through the storms of life and the blessings of life. I know Keith intimately. We finish each other’s sentences. We live for each other. Yet, I know there are still things that I have to learn about him. I know without a doubt that my love for him at our 60th anniversary will be much stronger and deeper.

God wants you to go deeper with Him. He wants you to know Him intimately.

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Want a New Way of Living?

“But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit,” Romans 7:6 (NLT).

Some dread moving from one home to another far away. We moved every three or four years when Keith was in the Air Force. Packing up belongings and searching for houses in regions and different countries that we weren’t familiar with became adventures. We adapted to different lifestyles and cultures. In the process, our ways of thinking and living changed.

Leaving the old life to live a new life became the standard. Change in almost everything.

Do you like change?

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Remembering 2020: What I Learned

“I will remember the deeds of the LORD; 
yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 
I will ponder all your work, 
and meditate on your mighty deeds.”
Psalm 77:11-12

2020 was a very different year. It was filled with violence, protests, riots, COVID-19, loss, and great disappointments.

It was also filled with heroes, new ways of communicating, neighborhoods coming together, renewed volunteerism, and new ways of working, teaching, and living.

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