Archive by Author: Esther

Keeping the goal in mind.

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Took the day to evaluate how I’m really doing and what God is leading me to change. “Living Forward” was very helpful in figuring out where I am off and what to do next. Lord willing I will be able to review my action plan monthly and tweek it as the Lord leads! “A man’s […]

Happy New Year!

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Here is our year in a nutshell! Every year is an opportunity to exchange time for what will make a difference for eternity. We pray that the Lord will direct how to best invest 2018! Christmas is not religion, traditions, memories, giving, or family; it is Jesus Christ living His life in and through us […]

I Miss Someone This Christmas

Missing Grandma Brannon and thinking of friends and family who have also lost dear loved ones this year inspired the following poem:    I miss someone this Christmas Twill never be the same As when we were together And spoke each other’s name.   Why should I even celebrate With those who act so glad? […]

PRAYER the real battle

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I was greatly encouraged by this little 78 page book. Some of the highlights to me were: Pray for people as if you were going to die for them. Pray before temptation hits so that your spirit is enjoying fellowship with the Lord and you have God’s perspective of sin when it presents itself. “Prayer […]

Learning as a Family

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This book has helped me have the right focus through our family’s latest journey learning how to best care for Grandma. This journey has definitely taken “all hands on deck” and given us a whole new appreciation for each other. In her conclusion, after many encouraging words and helpful tips, Washburn writes, “Never doubt the […]

Hearts of Fire

I don’t know why stories of Christians who have suffered for their faith are inspiring to me, but they are. I know it is probable that my family, friends, and myself will face persecution. Maybe that’s why it’s encouraging to see the example of the eight featured women from around the world in Hearts of […]

Daniel and Kathryn are Married!

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What a blessing to see the Lord so clearly bring Daniel and Kathryn together! The whole week of the wedding was a joyous celebration! We were delighted to visit with friends and family at the wedding in NC on July 16 as Daniel and Kathryn joined in this covenant relationship. Jeremiah 32:39 has been a […]

Celebrating the Birth of Christ

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December has been full of very special memories. Christmas Conference, playing bells at a beautiful historical church, caroling, two candle-light services in one evening, family gift giving, games, meals together, favorite videos and Christmas lights. What a blessing to spend time together! Here were some highlights from a series of messages I recently heard from […]

Moments of Inspiration

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Let me share a poem and some quotes that have encouraged me recently: “I love to see the sunlight spread across the bright spring grass As it highlights hills and meadows and the trees. I love to see the sunlight touch the dew drop’s sparkling glass I want the sunlight of His presence over me To […]

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