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Renewed by the Word

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Today I finished doing my homework in the Sermon on the Mount for the women's Bible study. I probably say this every year at the end of our study, no matter what part of Scripture we have studied, but this has been a life-changing study. Or maybe a heart-changing study is a better way to put it. This week has been hard. I have been deeply sad and unable to pull myself out...

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Stuff to read and listen to

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I have read and listened to some really good stuff lately and I do not want to keep it to myself! So here are some recommendations for things to keep you engaged during these lovely winter months. (I really do like winter maybe I keep better in the cold.) Books Aging with Grace by Susan Hunt and Sharon Betters I look around at ECC and I see women who are so strong in t...

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Praying for My Neighbors, the sequel

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Several of you let me know how you were encouraged by the blog post about praying for my neighbors. Here is an update. ...

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Calm....IN the storms

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The hurricane which is roaring through Louisiana and other states as I write this seems like an appropriate metaphor for our current times. There are so many storms in our world right now CoVid restrictions, rioting, racial issues, political turmoil, conflict with friends, feeling isolated and alone I could go on, but let's get to the more encouraging part. I am drawn t...

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Finding hope in sadness

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To my brothers and sisters at ECC, First of all, I miss you all. I miss worshiping with you, singing with you, hugging you, visiting with you in the foyer, sharing meals with you under the picnic shelter. And I am going to have to continue to miss you for a while yet. For I am a person who is in the CoVid19 high risk category. I am not afraid of the virus. I am simply fo...

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Because of Christmas

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Christmas changes the way we face death....

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Fighting for Joy in the Desert

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practical thoughts for dealing with a season of spiritual dryness...

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Living the Resurrection Life

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The truth of the resurrection means I live differently today, in the days and weeks after Easter in very practical ways....

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Hope in Christ

How does hope in Christ help in everyday life? Is it just something that we can tuck away for future reference? I am learning that hope is an everyday thing, helping me live life in a way that can honor Christ....

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Tea and a good book

This is really a book report on two books: Awe, by Paul David Tripp and The Afternoon of Life, by Elyse Fitzpatrick. Winter is a great time to read more. These two books just might change your perspective on life....

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