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It's Friday afternoon in January of 2018. I sit alone in a little one bedroom apartment, a happy wife of a wonderful, godly man, occasionally glancing out the window to see the formerly rainy day blossom into a sunny one. I have gone to work today and returned knowing that soon my husband will come home. (Always a very happy moment!)

It's hard to believe that almost two years have passed since I last wrote on this blog! Now, after much change has occurred in my life (wonderful change, mind you!), I have had God Himself stirring in my heart to write yet again.

I was thinking, "Maybe I should start a new blog with a different name." But the purpose of blogging for me hasn't changed, so why should the name change? Even more as I'm watching dramatic changes happen in the culture around me -not only the American culture, but the Christian culture, I realize that there is a great need for our people to wake up and pay attention to God and what He says in His word.

Crucified with Christ

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It's been just over 7 months since I last wrote on here, and I'm sure that those of you who have followed my blog closely must have started to wonder if I simply dropped off the face of the earth, while others of you know there has been a lot of change in my life within these past six months.

I'll just name a few of the most dramatic highlights of these past six months so as to quickly update you on my life... In September, God brought me and a wonderful young man named Kevin into a relationship! He is such a blessing and God has used him much to change my life and grow my relationship with Christ! Then in October, my sister Julie got married and in January, my sister Laurie got married.

Not only have things outwardly been changing, but God has been teaching me much: and now I am going to endeavor to tell you in the shortest way possible a truth that has absolutely challenged and changed me in more ways than I can say. It is found in a simple verse that many times I have …

A peak into the mission trip: the Guards

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I think it's time I gave you a bigger peak into the many things God did while on my mission trip last month... I'll just write a little bit at a time as time permits.

Fear
I got ready for this mission trip wrestling fear unlike ever before. Little did I know that this was preparation for the very kind of enemy we would be facing in El Salvador.
"Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world." -1 John 4:4 If you ever have a huge battle with an enemy you rarely face right before ministry, realize God is preparing you to help others stand against the very same kind of enemy in your ministry! By the time I got to El Salvador, it seemed as though God had strengthened me in His battle against the spirit of fear, and now I was ready to reach out to those lost in fear with a hope I was hanging onto tighter than ever before.

Mission trip update: SOS July 2015

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“Wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!” John 4:35-36 NLT
It's amazing how many things we take for granted in the states; indoor kitchens, running hot water, clothes that are in good shape, cleanliness, specious homes, air conditioning... I could mention a lot more things, but I'll spare you the time!