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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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Promise in a Manger

Promise In A Manger

Mary, Did you know? Did you know that there would be no room at the inn? Did you know the road would be rough? Did you know that your baby’s first bed would be a manger? Did you know that your first visitor’s would be shepherds that abandoned their sheep to search for the Lamb …

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Power in the Daily

The rarest treasures of life are found in his truth. That’s why God’s Word is prized like others prize the finest gold. Sweeter also than honey are his living words— sweet words dripping from the honeycomb! (Psalm 19:10 TPT) A few weeks ago I was asked to share virtually at a Youth Retreat. The topic …

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What Remains

What remains? As I sat down for my quiet time, this was the question on my heart. It was one of those gentle, nudging types of questions that often come in the silence. The year is slipping away, quickly retreating into the shadows of time, leaving many of us with less than it brought us. …

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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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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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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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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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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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Getting To The Other Side

“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it …

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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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Put Your Apron On

Do you have an apron? Is it something that you use regularly? I have an apron and I pull it out occasionally, more often when I am in between appointments and need to work in the kitchen. I remember reading about a woman who probably wore an apron every day. Her name was Susanna Wesley, …

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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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5 Lessons From Nehemiah

Over the past several weeks I have been leading a Bible study on Nehemiah. The ladies and I have gleaned so many lessons from our time in the book of Nehemiah and so I decided to share 5 lessons from Nehemiah with you today. The book of Nehemiah begins with him receiving the news about …

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Making Space To Study Scripture

Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.  Psalm 119:165 Great peace, something that seems to be so out of reach for many of us today.  The headlines and social media, speak the opposite on a daily basis, peace too it seems has stumbled out on the streets. As …

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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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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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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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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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Coming Over

Joni’s life would change forever in a split second on a hot July afternoon in a diving accident at the age of 17. Her spinal cord was severed, and she became paralyzed from the shoulders down.  A once active young woman now confined to a wheelchair that she would repeatedly bang into walls until they …

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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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