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When I Think Of You- For My Mother's 80th Birthday

When I Think Of You- For My Mother's 80th Birthday

Sep 11, 2020Katherine Hayes

I live to make you happy You are my heart My mentor My dearest friend My mother I love you Forever

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Author Spotlight on Jenifer Jennings

Author Spotlight on Jenifer Jennings

Aug 31, 2020Katherine Hayes

To date, I’ve published a total of eleven books. I have a Spiritual Collection series that has four books: a devotional, a collection of short stories, a collection of Biblical short stories, and a collection of poems. Then I have my Faith Finders series which is a six-book series featuring different...

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What is your WORTH?   Authored By: Crystal Johnson

What is your WORTH? Authored By: Crystal Johnson

Aug 21, 2020Crystal Johnson

As women, we lead hectic lives. We work, whether it is in the house or outside the home. We carry many roles: mother, sister, friend, teacher, counselor, doctor, plumber, maintenance worker and so on…and we still feel that we have no WORTH to us.

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"Silver Lining of a Pandemic" By: Vonyee K. Carrington

Aug 07, 2020Vonyee Carrington

Does the COVID-19 pandemic have silver lining?  I would venture to say “Yes!”  The next question is “How?” During this pandemic with each U.S. state having some sort of stay at home order and phased re-opening, we are forced to our families, ourselves, and our demons.

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"What's Love Got To Do With It?"

Jul 24, 2020Katherine Hayes

My father described love by explaining that God first showed us, love. He said that God had a special place in His heart for the church and viewed those in it as His bride.  When we get to heaven we would meet up with God (our groom) for the great wedding...

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The Blessed Life—Authored By: Arianna Dunn

The Blessed Life—Authored By: Arianna Dunn

Jul 10, 2020Arianna Dunn

Favor allows us to conquer situations that require none other than God to either fix or navigate. Favor also serves as a shield of protection. Just like our actions, favor impacts those around us and any space we inhabit.

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Feeling Ordinary? God Really Loves Your Type!

Feeling Ordinary? God Really Loves Your Type!

Jul 03, 2020Katherine Hayes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  (1st Samuel 16:7 NIV) Can I be honest with...

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Called to Give it to the Youth- By Sharon Johnson

Called to Give it to the Youth- By Sharon Johnson

Jun 26, 2020Sharon Johnson

As we go through this period of a “new normal,” I’ve noticed how tough it is on my students. We are no longer in the classroom each day. Some children don’t have the most conducive environments to learn in. A few are dealing with the real impacts of this virus. They...

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Overcomer

Overcomer

Jun 12, 2020Shai Johnson

Being diagnosed with dyslexia and learning how to deal with it had its challenges in itself, but with the help of my parents and God I was able to overcome it.

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A Sold Out Palate in a Malnourished World

A Sold Out Palate in a Malnourished World

Jun 05, 2020Katherine Hayes

“Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied.”  — Luke 6:21 We are God’s creation with an instinctive thirst and hunger for food and water both physically and spiritually.  In a literal sense, the appetite we’re all born with begins limited where we can only ingest milk and...

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The Posture of Patience

The Posture of Patience

May 22, 2020Katherine Hayes

We practice patience.  God watches to see if we can behave as Christians when things are going well, as well as in times of trial.  He knows our patience is tried when we are stressed, tried, or persecuted. 

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"It's Okay To Mourn"

May 08, 2020Katherine Hayes

As Christians, I believe we can all struggle with thinking it shows weakness in our faith if we cry or mourn too long. I was reminded of, Matthew5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Yes, it is “OKAY TO MOURN.”

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The Art of “YOU”

The Art of “YOU”

May 01, 2020Katherine Hayes

Earlier this summer a challenge was given to all who contributed their input to a blog post titled "I Need You." This particular post discussed topics such as: 1. The brevity of life 2. The importance of dreams 3. People who make this world better The promise to all who answered...

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Mind Boot-camp for our Spiritual Strength

Mind Boot-camp for our Spiritual Strength

Apr 03, 2020Katherine Hayes

(Isaiah 40:28-31) Do you not know? Have you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God,the Creator of the ends of the earth.He will not grow tired or weary,and his understanding no one can fathom.He gives strength to the wearyand increases the power of the weak.Even youths grow tired and weary,and young men...

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“If The Only Constant in Life is Change, I’ll Take a Dollar Please”

“If The Only Constant in Life is Change, I’ll Take a Dollar Please”

Mar 06, 2020Katherine Hayes

He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;    he hears their cry and saves them.  (Psalm 145:19 NIV) Has life ever dealt you a slap across the face or just sucker-punched you in the gut when you were just doing life and minding your own business?  Have you ever said this to yourself on...

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Mind Boot-camp For Our Spiritual Endurance

Mind Boot-camp For Our Spiritual Endurance

Feb 07, 2020Katherine Hayes

Keep Moving Forward” – Walt Disney Prayer and Scripture Focus: Lord, I pray for the power of endurance despite the circumstances in my life and the things happening around me.  Help me resist giving up too easily on myself, people around me, and most of all, You Lord.  I pray that my...

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Mind Boot-camp For Our Spiritual Focus

Mind Boot-camp For Our Spiritual Focus

Jan 03, 2020Katherine Hayes

Warm-up Prayer & Scripture: Lord, we come before you today asking you to clear our minds, schedules, and hearts to living for you and always giving you the first fruits of our day.  We dedicate our focus to worshipping you and hearing from you daily as we seek direction from you...

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Mystery Monday Giveaway – Answers

Mystery Monday Giveaway – Answers

Dec 06, 2019Katherine Hayes

Here are the mystery contest questions and answers.  The first five people to answer these questions correctly won a $10 Starbucks gift-card, no strings attached: 1.     Please share a scripture that actually depicts the concept of zombies.  That’s right, I said it zombies.  Did you know the concept although twisted and...

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Mystery Monday Giveaways!

Mystery Monday Giveaways!

Nov 01, 2019Katherine Hayes

Good Morning Family! I don’t know about you but Mondays are hard. Why?  I’m glad you asked! Because the weekends are so much fun and now it’s back to the daily grind that’s why! I’d like to help us have some fun together to get through this day and go hunting. ...

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No Good, Terrible World

No Good, Terrible World

Nov 01, 2019Katherine Hayes

“Crazy”, is the word that comes to mind when I recently decided to watch the news as I wanted to be current on a few issues.  I thought to myself, “God the world seems so out of control.  It’s no good and it’s terrible!  There’s Ebola, ISIS, ISIL, earthquakes, hurricanes, serial...

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Interrupters of my Churchy Feelings

Interrupters of my Churchy Feelings

Oct 04, 2019Katherine Hayes

Are you like me who feels so wonderful and churchy after coming out of Sunday worship?  Usually, I feel refreshed, renewed, and ready to be a mega-Christian (whatever that means)!   However, I can barely make it to the car before one of my kids starts back talking or I realize someone...

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Playing Through the Difficult Pieces

Playing Through the Difficult Pieces

Sep 06, 2019Katherine Hayes

“Mom I just don’t want to do piano anymore.  It’s just not my thing for my life!” The words shocked me.  When my daughter became frustrated over a difficult piece in her piano book she came to me and threw her book down on my desk, as I was working on...

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What do you do with the Error Codes in Life?

What do you do with the Error Codes in Life?

Jul 05, 2019Katherine Hayes

The last few days before my husband left on a work mission to Afghanistan tensions in our home ran high.  We were exhausted as we stretched our schedules to maximum capacity.  Yet, the list of things to do grew longer, while our time together escaped quicker than steam from a kettle. ...

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Living Through the Joys of Self-Pity

Living Through the Joys of Self-Pity

Jun 07, 2019Katherine Hayes

I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me – Psalm 120:1 (NIV) I don’t want to start our relationship being phony.  I won’t lie to you.  I had a bad day.  I even considered not writing today. In my mind I’m having a tantrum, I’ve thrown myself...

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“I Need You”

“I Need You”

May 03, 2019Katherine Hayes

In their hearts humans plan their course,but the Lord establishes their steps – Proverbs 16:9 NIV I’m writing to let you personally know, I need you today.  Isn’t it refreshing to find someone who’s probably a stranger to you, with the courage to express her feelings, without the fear of rejection? ...

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