MONDAY PULSE Category

Childlike Wonder

It’s Christmas season (my tree is already up and the candles are in the windows), and the  world expresses its readiness to capture a childlike sense of wonder. I recently heard a researcher express in a television interview that playing Christmas music at any time of year is actually beneficial because it connects you to […]

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Was I Ready to Die in the Hurricane?

The high clouds and powerful winds announced the storm’s approach. My young children and I took the opportunity to enjoy our last day of sunshine before being cooped up inside. We walked the path around our neighborhood park, physically straining against the push of the wind. Jordan, a pre-schooler at the time, spoke the obvious: […]

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Let’s Talk Words

“Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the […]

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Be Free from Worry

Freedom from worry is a reality, and the basis for such a state comes not from a prescription drug or from a cushioned life. God’s all-encompassing love secures your freedom and my freedom from worry. Worrying is bad. It’s never healthy, so stop believing that. Stop with the excuse of defining yourself as a worrier. […]

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Make Agreements with Truth

Did you watch the big game yesterday? Really, I don’t know what big game was going on, but it makes me think that if you were to tell your winning team you need them today to go and fight a good battle for the win, they would momentarily pause their raucous celebration, look at you and […]

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Streams of LIVING Water

Check out this quick video! I do not understand how a worshiper can remain flat-footed when singing out the lyrics of “In the River!” Anytime I sing songs about the eternal flow of joy I have in the refreshing of the Lord, I get really excited!! Jesus said, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me […]

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A Gentle Correction {Well, Sort Of}

I’m a teachable person, so I’ve had my share of being redirected in my thinking by the loving correction of another. It’s part of life, is it not? Please allow me to return the favor through a gentle prod concerning my Christian brothers and sisters’ disdain for the upcoming presidential election. While making my latte this morning, […]

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