Monthly Archives: April 2015

Little League Christianity

It’s Little League Baseball Season and my grandsons have our family right in the thick of it. It’s exciting stuff to watch the kids smack the ball and run the bases and it’s heart wrenching when they strike out or don’t play as well as they’d have liked to. Yes, I’m their “Noni” and I […]

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5 Ways to Grow God’s Kingdom

1 – Pray Genuinely Nehemiah 1:6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against […]

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The Hypocrite Across the Street

For the record, there’s a hillside across the street from my house. No homes. But that thought popped into my head this morning when I began to think of the excuses I hear for why friends and family do not go to church. The one that grinds on my nerves the quickest is when names […]

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Tweet This America!

I was searching the trends this morning to see what the world thought worthy of speaking of and low and behold, although unfortunately not the number one conversation, but trending at 942 tweets was the hashtag #SimplyJesus2015 from a Christian Conference in Denver, Colorado this weekend. It was far behind the other trends which go […]

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It’s not “if” I’m Guilty…

So this morning I wake up to several prayer requests, a few burdens of my own, and the Lord speaking to my heart through His word and through His people to “keep it real Shari.” I’m such a faker! Upon the rare occasion that I have broken down and shared heartaches with a friend it’s […]

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Grasshopper Christianity and the Giant Slayers

Numbers 13:20  And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes. I could not help but think back to the nursery rhyme, […]

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The Old Man is Dead!

Romans 6:6 ~ Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. I may not recall the first time I heard the song, “The Old Man Is Dead,” but I can recall that every time I hear it my soul […]

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Pressing and Posting

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Another day, another diet, another goal… life seems to always be filled with a purpose driven passion that can turn on a dime to another failure and leaves me wishing every day were Sunday. It’s such […]

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Breaking up is hard to do

How quickly people fall away from the Lord and call it a “new direction” or perhaps they just don’t call it anything. They just ignore the fact that they are out of fellowship with God and pretend that they’re decisions will have no ramification in eternity. If I began to make a list of the […]

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From the couch of purgatory

Let me first be clear to say that I do not believe in purgatory, but if I did, (and I don’t) I’m relatively sure that I just lived through it. For five days I lay lifeless on the couch. If I rallied for more than 30 minutes I would collapse back into  a slump, feeling […]

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