It Is Not The End

“While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” (Luke 8:49) Jairus is desperate, a ruler of a synagogue, prostrating at the feet of Jesus, pleading for the life of his daughter who was dying at home. He didn’t send …

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Choosing Hope

“I have to believe that the reward at the end will far outweigh all these challenges we are facing now.” Words I uttered in our Bible study group as we discussed how we can endure and remain faithful in spite of our circumstances.  I have to believe. I choose to believe. I may not understand …

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Lessons of the Yoke

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” An invitation from Jesus for rest. I shared this verse last week in Put Your Apron On, it is only in Jesus that we can truly “experience a refreshing, to pause from our precious toil and care”. This invitation for …

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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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Honoring God

Is Your Relationship Weighty?

“Don’t say heavy, say weighty”. I remember hearing this phrase many times in my village. We were usually told this when picking up a baby and feeling his or her weight in our arms. It paints such a great picture for the word honor.  In Christ’s day, the word “honor” had a literal meaning of …

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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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Got Confidence?

Just a quick search on Google pulls up tons of articles, YouTube videos, and books about ways we can boost our confidence.  “8 Proven Ways to Boost your Self-confidence.” “5 Secrets to Boost your Confidence” “10 things you can do to boost your Self-confidence.” “Practical Ways to Improve your Confidence” Most of the ways listed …

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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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Knowledge Empowers You

June is not only the start of the hurricane season but it is also the start of the graduation season. From preschool to tertiary, the time has come to say goodbyes to what was and hello to new beginnings. My firstborn daughter is graduating from high school and let me tell you, I am so …

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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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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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