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Learning Contentment: Scripture Writing Plan May 2022

True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare. G.K. Chesterton Contentment is not inherited, it is learned. Most people discover—at a very young age—that they cannot have everything they want, but… Continue reading Learning Contentment: Scripture Writing Plan May 2022

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Holiness Exalts the Lord: Scripture Writing Plan April 2022

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."1 Peter 2.9 When you hear the word holy, what comes to mind? Unfortunately, I think many people tend to envision a prideful, self-righteous mindset that disdains… Continue reading Holiness Exalts the Lord: Scripture Writing Plan April 2022

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At the Right Hand of God: Scripture Writing Plan March 2022

"You make known to me the path of life;in your presence there is fullness of joy;at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."Psalm 16.11 The scripture speaks frequently about the hand of God--in particular, it speaks of the "right hand of God." This phrase and those similar to it are used in both the Old and New Testaments. What… Continue reading At the Right Hand of God: Scripture Writing Plan March 2022

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Filled With Christ: Scripture Writing Plan February 2022

If I have a cup full of coffee, but need water, would it be easier to… a) dump out the cup of coffee and fill it with water? OR b) pour water into the coffee until there’s a higher concentration of water than coffee? As someone who loves coffee, I’m not a fan of watered-down… Continue reading Filled With Christ: Scripture Writing Plan February 2022

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Walking in Wisdom: January 2022 Scripture Writing Plan

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil."Ephesians 5.14-15 In 2019, our family spent a lovely week exploring Arches National Park. We decided to visit the famous "Delicate Arch" (ubiquitously seen on most Utah license plates). While the hike was not… Continue reading Walking in Wisdom: January 2022 Scripture Writing Plan

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Finishing Strong: December 2021 Scripture Writing Plan

The end of another year is swiftly approaching. Articles and social media feeds will soon overflow with the intentions/resolutions/words for the New Year. It leaves me wondering how many people are continuing to carry out those plans they initiated this past January? Do they make a strong finish or do they even remember what they… Continue reading Finishing Strong: December 2021 Scripture Writing Plan

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Give Thanks to the Lord: Scripture Writing Plan November 2021

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!" Psalm 107.1 Anytime is a good time to be thankful to the Lord. Around this time of year, I traditionally do some sort of thankfulness activities with my kids. When they were little, I made a "thankfulness tree" out of… Continue reading Give Thanks to the Lord: Scripture Writing Plan November 2021

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Arise & Build! Scripture Writing Plan October 2021

"But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite servant and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they jeered at us and despised us and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?” Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and… Continue reading Arise & Build! Scripture Writing Plan October 2021

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Trust in the Lord: September 2021 Scripture Writing Plan

The last two years have been quite the "adventure." Usually, adventure triggers images of excitement or glamour, but there is also the little matter of discomfort and even danger---near-death experiences, large bugs, deadly snakes, dehydration. diseases. Adventure is not all it's cracked up to be. I remember lamenting the lack of exciting historical events as… Continue reading Trust in the Lord: September 2021 Scripture Writing Plan

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Living Waters: Scripture Writing Plan August 2021

We've been deluged with quite a bit of rain in West Texas. In fact, we've had so much rain that apparently we are no longer in a drought. After we bought our house and property, we had several brutal thunderstorms (about 4 of which included flash flooding). We now have a view of a lake… Continue reading Living Waters: Scripture Writing Plan August 2021