Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with God

Recently, I (Becky) had the opportunity to speak to a group of civic leaders. In that message, I referenced Micah 6:8 where the prophet answers the question, “What does the Lord require?” The Lord wants leaders to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Let’s lean into that a bit and see what…

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Listen before You Lead

Mother Teresa has always intrigued me because of her godly servant leadership. She was a tiny but powerful woman who didn’t use manipulation, money, or magnetism to influence people. Instead, Mother Teresa was known as a humble listener. You would think that would have hurt her leadership. I mean – to influence people, don’t you…

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What Do We Know and Have because of the Ascension of Jesus?

“Depths of purpose and layers of meaning saturate everything you do.” Psalm 92:5 Everything that Jesus did was intentional. His every word and action either conveyed a vital message or achieved a strategic objective. The triumphal entry was loaded with meaning. The crucifixion was beyond purposeful. The resurrection changes everything!  But what about the ascension…

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…But Some Doubted – Matthew 28:17

This week as I was reflecting on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus, I was struck by the observation in Matt. 28:17 that even when the disciples saw the risen Christ alive and standing in front of them with their own two eyes, some of them still doubted. I feel like I could relate. I’ve always…

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Reborn into a Living Hope

Over this last week, I’ve been reflecting on Peter’s letter to the refugees of his day. Many of his readers had lost their homes, livelihoods, and loved ones for the sake of Christ. They were well acquainted with ‘fiery trials’ and seemingly endless suffering. Yet the apostle reminds them in 1 Peter 1:3 that they’d been ‘given new birth into…

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Remember Who You Are and What Your Calling Is

The other day I overheard a conversation between my 5-year-old grandson, Noah, and his Mama. Noah said, “Everett’s mom says, ‘Talk to me like I’m the Queen!’” Ah, that’s solid wisdom right there!  In our world of harsh and caustic words, it can be easy to internalize the words of others and allow them to…

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Advertising God’s Wisdom

We are living in some of the most polarized times in history. Yet, at this particular moment in history, God has appointed you to be alive. His plan and purpose are that you advertise His love and wisdom to the world. So, how are you doing at fulfilling your life calling?  I read these verses…

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The Wisdom of Withdrawing

One of the most profound verses in the gospels to me personally is Luke 5:16, “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” I find it so intriguing that the physician Luke was the one who made this observation. The demands of Jesus’ ministry were great. Everyone wanted a piece of Him. If you’re…

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4 Injections of Hope from Psalm 99

Psalm 99 is loaded with good news. As I was reading it this morning and praying for you, my readers, I realized that tucked in this worship song are four injections of hope! Are you ready? You might write them down as reminders for this new week! The LORD Reigns (Psalm 99:1). It might feel like…

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3 Promises You Can Trust God to Keep

One day we had a bunch of our grandkids over. In the morning I had told my little granddaughter, Tori, that we would bake brownies – but as the day progressed, I forgot all about my promise. Later near dinner time, Tori’s older sister, Rayna, reminded me. I realized it was too late to make…

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