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The Triple-Crown Kiss from Our Savior

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(Since this post was published in May 2017, Justify became the thirteenth Triple-Crown winner in June 2018. Love, love, love his name!) My husband, Steven, is an avid sports fan. He loves to watch most sports, including all three Thoroughbred horse races here in the United States—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes (also […]

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I Was Totally Unprepared for This Kiss

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One morning while I was spending focused time with Jesus, a strong desire rose up within me to experience His affections. I picked up Mike Bickle’s book, The Pleasures of Loving God, and turned to the chapter that describes the longings of the bride of Christ. The following is a paraphrase of what I read: […]

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Ready or Not, Here I Come! Part 2

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In last Wednesday’s post, “Ready or Not, Here I Come! Part 1,” I addressed a concern I have about well-meaning Bible teachers and authors (I used to be one of them) telling Christians what they need to be doing to get themselves ready for His return. I shared how in my search for answers I came to the […]

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Ready or Not, Here I Come! Part 1

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The title of today’s post may remind you of hide and seek, a childhood game you used to play. As soon as the seeker finishes counting, he or she yells, “Ready or not, here I come!” and begins searching for everyone who is hiding. The first one found is the loser and he or she […]

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How Many Were Crucified with Christ? If Your Answer Is”Two,” This Post Will Surprise You

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Today is Good Friday, the day that Christians around the world commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death at Calvary over 2000 years ago. I plan to pull out my DVD, The Passion of the Christ, and watch it once again in order to remember the horrific price my Savior paid so that I could enjoy […]

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A Book Review on Peter Lord’s “Turkeys & Eagles”

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Just because a book has been in print for almost thirty years doesn’t mean it packs a less powerful punch for those who read it today. Although I have read and recommended many books to others, this is the first review I’ve ever written. If you are a seasoned book reviewer, I am apologizing ahead […]

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The Greatest Love Song of All Time

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In this post, I will be sharing an excerpt from my book, His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love, about the greatest love song of all time. In the opening line of the Song of Solomon, King Solomon introduces and commends the Song, naming himself as the author:  The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s … […]

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The Most Important Verse in the Bible

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We see it plastered on billboards, painted on signs being waved by fans in football stadiums and also on some of the players’ faces. It’s one of the first verses we memorize as children in Sunday school. Most Americans have been exposed to what I believe is the most important verse in the Bible–John 3:16. […]

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Your Love Story With Jesus Is Way Better Than a Fairy Tale!

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It is no coincidence that we in America and other parts of the world are obsessed with weddings. The dream of finding our one true love is paramount in the hearts and minds of women and men all over the world. In April 2011, the world was buzzing with excitement over the impending wedding of […]

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Why I Love Jesus So Much

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I have often wondered why the Lord created me to be such a romantic. At times, I’ve even thought, There must be something wrong with me because of my strong desire to be romanced. My teenage years were spent dreaming of the day when the perfect man would ride into my life on a white […]