Friday, July 10th, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Working From Home

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Do you know what it means to give yourself some grace? I’m finding that this new world in which we all are now trying to find our way requires a lot of grace. Grace we give others and grace we give ourselves. Just learning to overlook some things that irritate us, letting go of some […]


Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Working From Home

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Conflicting priorities can cause havoc. The pandemic has created this new normal for her—working from home while helping her two kids with their studies and their needs. And the hardest part is that the two priorities often conflict. She needs to give her job that eight hours a day just to get it done, and […]


Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Working From Home

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Fran calls her friend and coworker, Louise, this Monday. After addressing some work issues, Fran says, “You know, Louise, working from home has some advantages—no commute time, no worries about what you’re wearing—but honestly for me, it is really hard. It would be easier if I could take the kids somewhere for the day—but where?” […]


Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Working From Home

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Are you working at home now—still? It has become the new normal for many. And for moms, it can be particularly challenging. Our friend, Fran, is struggling to make this new normal work for her and her two young kids. After finally getting them settled this Monday morning, working on their computers, she tries to […]


Monday, July 6th, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Working From Home

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We’re living through some very different times right now, and many are working from home, including single moms. Overnight they have become home-workers, home school teachers and 24/7 care givers. That’s true of our fictional friend, Fran, who has set up a temporary office in the corner of her dining room, and a temporary classroom […]


Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Am I A Liberated Woman?

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Am I a liberated woman? If indeed the question was “Are you a feminist?” my answer to that would be “no.” While I can agree with some of their objectives, pertaining to equal opportunity for women, and while I’ve personally benefited from those opportunities, there is much about their organized movement that I find anti-biblical. […]


Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Adjusting Our Expectations

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Think about what you expect heaven to be like. You’re probably thinking “streets of gold, mansions to live in, harmony, love, no tears.” And the Bible certainly tells us to expect all that. But I’m convinced we don’t even begin to know what is waiting for us as believers at our final destination. Scripture frequently […]


Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Adjusting Our Expectations

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You’ve heard it said that if life gives you a lemon, you should make lemonade! And that’s pretty good advice. But most of us have very unrealistic expectations of what life should bring us, and because of that, we often feel disappointed and depressed about life. Happiness is not guaranteed to us by our Constitution. […]


Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Adjusting Our Expectations

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We also expect too much of our possessions. The messages we receive all around us are that by owning things, we will find contentment and satisfaction. But, believe me, it’s a lie. Before I came back to the Lord, I thought that status symbols would fulfill me, so I accumulated clothes and things to impress […]


Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Adjusting Our Expectations

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Have you been sorely disappointed in a relationship? I find this is one area in life where all of us make a basic mistake of expecting too much from a person or a relationship. For example, I observe that happy marriages are those who have adjusted their expectations of their mates and learned to appreciate […]