The Golden Rule

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  “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” (Luke 6:31) Most of us can recite the Golden Rule. As a former school teacher and mom, I have found myself reminding others of this rule many times. However, recently the Spirit has been reminding me of the Golden Rule.    If I’m honest, it …

A Winning Approval

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“Mommy, look at me!  Watch this!” My son yells to me as he swings from the monkey bars.  I look away for one quick second during his “performance.”  “Mommy you didn’t watch!”  So, this time I lock my eyes on what he is about to do and try to not even blink.  He does a flip.  “Great job, Jack! That …

Think to Change: Purpose response

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Sometimes, I have a bad attitude. My bad attitude causes me to be short tempered with others.  It makes it hard for me to enjoy things I love.  It causes me to have hateful, anxious thoughts.  I really need to do something about my bad attitude. That’s why the Think to Change series comes at just the right time for …

10 verses that encourage us about God’s love

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God loves you. You hear it every Sunday. You see it on the bumper sticker of the minivan in front of you at the stoplight. You sing it to your children. We hear and see these words often, but we should never go numb to this simple phrase. God loves you! Recently, I heard Scott Young, the Commander of GraceLife …

Fearless or “fear less”

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I’m a worrier. Even as a child I worried. Back then, I mostly worried about getting in trouble. I was terrified of being in trouble. In school, if I was even next to the kid that got in trouble, I would get upset. As if my proximity to them meant I was in trouble too. Now, as a grown-up, I …

Reflections from the women’s retreat, Part 2

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I recently began sharing with you about the Amazing Love Women’s Retreat. (Part 1 here) I experienced a truly intimate time in God’s presences during my quiet time. I glimpsed the immeasurable love our Heavenly Father has for us. After this powerful quiet time, I was looking forward to hearing from one last speaker, Pam Behal. Pam shared about God’s …

Recap: Back to the 50s at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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Each year Northstar takes time to say thank you to all of its volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This year it was a 50s bash! The guys greased back their hair while the ladies donned poodle skirts, scarves and high heels. Highway 55 catered. Everyone enjoyed burgers and dogs as they sipped coke from old fashion glass bottles.   …

Reflections from the Women’s Retreat, Part 1

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1) The psalmist repeats the phrase for His steadfast love endure forever for 26 verses! Why? Because he didn’t want the reader to miss it. He wants it to sink in, down deep.   Recently, I got away with many other women of Northstar for …

Awe

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Northstar has begun its study of Acts.  I have been enjoying this account of the early church.  Over the past several weeks, one thing has stuck out to me – awe.  Over and over again, we read how the early believers were amazed and filled with wonder. First in Acts 2:12, when the Jews were amazed and perplexed by the …