Do You Mean It?

It’s funny how sometimes I get an idea for a post but am not always sure how to write it out clearly. When those moments happen, I often write a note and keep it nearby on my writing table. Or I just let it shift around in my head, mixing with other words and experiences until, like a snowball rolling downhill, it picks up the momentum it needs from its surroundings and ends up larger than life.

This is that sort of post. For nearly a week, I’ve been struck with how often the World around us asks, “How are … read the rest. . .

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More or Less: 29 Words

[This post is one of my Ten Bible Verses I Try to Live By]

I recently completed my list of Ten Bible Verses I Try to Live By. The first on that list is what I consider to be my “life verse”: the one I cling to and claim as God’s word spoken directly to me.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the LORD.
“Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you.
Plans to give you hope and a future.”

Many years ago, when I was uncertain and very afraid of … read the rest. . .

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The King’s Glory

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

In honor of Disney’s re-release of it’s 32nd animated film “The Lion King” this Friday, I found this writing I did in February, 2009. Enjoy!

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“Rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory…” (Old children’s song)

I looked up “Glory” in Vine’s Concise Dictionary. This is just a sampling of the offering: Glory, Beauty, Ornament, Distinction, Adornment, a Crown of Glory (rank), Improper Pride, High Status, Speaking Honor to Someone… Wait. Go back. Improper Pride? That seems so out of sync with the others.

What exactly does that mean? “Improper” denotes … read the rest. . .

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