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The In-Between

As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.  Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,  and placed it in his own new …

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Follow Me

Follow Me. What was your first thought? Did you think I was referring to following me on social media? The word ‘follow’ or ‘following’ is now associated with all things social media. With just the click of a button, you can start to follow someone.  You get to decide how often you want to interact …

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Preparing for Advent

Inviting Emmanuel

Growing up preparing for Christmas was a lot of work, cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. But it was one that we gladly carried out because the sooner we got through with the chores, the sooner the tree would go up. Painting, getting new linoleum or rug, washing the soft drink pint bottles with a piece …

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Use Your Voice

He pointed to heaven and then folded his hands in prayer. His message was clear, even without words.  This was an encounter my husband had recently with a man who was cutting the neighbor’s yard. He caught the attention of my husband and promptly started to share about the Lord in sign language. This man …

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Power of the Blessing

My son celebrated his 15th birthday on Saturday and before he went to bed, my husband and I prayed a special blessing over him. This was something we started some years ago for all of our children. We realized how important this was for our children and so we became very intentional about it. When our …

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Hopeful, Steady & Together

Today we celebrate the independence of Belize from Great Britain. I borrow the opening lines from our National prayer as we celebrate our 40th year. “Almighty and Eternal God, who through Jesus Christ has revealed Your Glory to all nations, please protect and preserve Belize, our beloved country.” This year’s theme is Belize @ 40: …

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Got Roots?

108. That’s how many days are left in 2021.  2592 hours, 155520 minutes.  I have a feeling that some months took the short cut and that’s why we are already in September. As I thought about what to write for this week, I came across a post I had shared in January. It’s amazing to …

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Interview with Abris Inspirationals Founder

Miracles, Faith & Business

Featuring Ada Almendarez Ada Almendarez was born and raised in the Cayo District. She grew up with 4 sisters, 1 brother, and her parents. Ada describes her younger self as “the bright idea sister and the one who got everyone hurt at some point after my “bright plans” were carried out. At some point, I …

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Are You Praying?

“Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us.” (1 Thessalonians 5:25) Paul was wrapping up his letter to the brothers and sisters in Thessalonica when in verse 25, we see this short verse. A “prayer request”. Paul says it straightforward, “pray for us.” He begins his letter by letting them know that they were praying constantly …

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Don’t Go Down

A cupbearer turned wall builder. That’s Nehemiah for you.  He was cupbearer to King Artaxerxes. His life as it was would be radically changed as he spoke with his brother and some other men who had come from Judah. His heart had remained with his people and for Jerusalem. They said to me, “Those who …

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Who Is He?

Who is He? There was a lot of talk going around. The streets were buzzing with the news of the man called Jesus. Was he the Messiah?  The book of Matthew tells us that while they were in the region of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples about what the word was on the streets.  …

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Are You Listening?

Elijah had come a long way, carrying a complaint that he had to get off his chest. A complaint he carried for 40 days and 40 nights. He was about to have a divine encounter with “the god who answers by fire”, Yahweh. The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the …

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Out To Lunch

You may have come across one of these signs on a door before, “Out to Lunch” or “Out to Lunch, Be Back Soon” It’s a polite way to inform others that you are on break for a while to get some much-needed sustenance. We take the time to grab a meal, relax and take a …

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Trusting with the Whole

Growing up I had one verse that I knew by heart, I don’t remember why this verse stuck with me, out of all the other verses I memorized in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. When someone would ask me what my life verse is I would be quick to say Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in …

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The Waiting Room

I came across this piece I had written a while back and never finished. As I read what I had written down, I felt that it was time to share. “I broke down in his waiting room and started to cry. I put my hand on my chest and said, “My heart”, I don’t know …

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Where Are You Looking?

I had a habanero tree in my backyard. If you know me, you know that I love habaneros and all things spicy. I was so excited when it started to produce peppers, then after producing an abundance of habaneros it just started to dry up. It was dead, brown, and dried out and there were …

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Making Space to Teach & Talk

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie …

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Making Space for Grief

April 9th. The day  I lost my father to cancer. He left this world on a Holy Thursday so whenever Easter comes along, I revisit that day and relive the memories. Grief comes in waves. Contractions come in waves. They both hurt and takes our breath away. In my childbirth class, I encourage the women …

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Raise a Hallelujah

 “As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory …

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