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When Your Soul Aches for Something More

Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? Maybe you are doing all the right things: going to church, reading your Bible, spending time in prayer, helping the poor. But in your heart, you feel a void, like something’s not quite right. Most of us come to Christ with a certain “inloveness”—a… Read More

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Seeing God in The Little Things

It snowed last week. For some of you, that is not a big deal. But for me, living in the South, it was a shining display of glory all around. I breathed in the majesty of creation; breathed out the gratitude of grace. Thinking of the power of the gospel to cleanse. Pondering of the… Read More

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God’s Valentine to You

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. You knew that. Probably all too well. While it is touted as a day filled with red balloons, boxed-chocolates, Hallmark cards, candlelight dinners and sexy lingerie, it is also a day of disappointment for many because there are no red balloons, boxed chocolates, Hallmark cards, candlelight dinners and sexy lingerie. Here’s… Read More

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The Danger of Ingratitude

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise,” (Psalm 100:4). Right in the center of my Bible, I find an invitation into God’s presence. And while there is nowhere we can go away from God’s presence, we can certainly feel distant from Him. In Genesis chapter 2, we read of Adam and Eve’s… Read More

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Could You Be the Answer To Someone’s Prayer?

  Two weeks ago, I was preparing for an upcoming trip to El Salvador with Compassion International and my ministry partners, Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland. We were going to visit several projects in three different cities to get a better understanding how Compassion breaks the cycle of poverty among some of the world’s poorest… Read More

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He Loves Me!

I stood in a circle with a group of ladies to pray before heading to the podium to speak. They had been planning and preparing for about a year, and now the Christmas event was finally here. As we held hands in a circle of intercession, one of the women said, “This morning as I was sitting in the church praying for the event, God showed me that Sharon is very valuable to Him.” At that moment I began to weep…Read more

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He Burned the Plow

He burned the plow. Now before you decide that this post is too strange, I challenge you to stick with me a minute. Sometimes when I’m reading the Bible, one little sentence jumps out and grabs me by the heart. That’s what happened today when I read 1 Kings 19:19-21. Take a look… Read more

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And the Grand Prize is Behind Door Number…

Let’s pretend for just a moment. Let’s pretend that you are on a game show. The spiritual version of Let’s Make a Deal. The grand prize is hidden behind one of three doors. As you approach the doors, the crowd begins to shout. Some yell, “It’s door number one!” Others yell, “It’s door number two!” But God whispers…Read more

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