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Get Real

 (Beginning August 1, the content of my blog will be completely different from the Girlfriends in God devotions. So if you are not signed up for my blog at www.localhost/sjold, please do it today…and invite all your friends. We’re going to have more give-a-ways, more personal interaction, and more inspiration than ever before! Now, on […]

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Equipped to Handle Life

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV). When I worked in a medical office several years ago, we had what we called tray setups. On the trays were all […]

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God Confidence

Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” ( Paul said that he “put no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3). In other words, he didn’t think that he was good enough because of any particular talent or ability that he had on his own. But his confidence came from his understanding of who […]

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Reading the Bible with Fresh Eyes

For the word of God is living and active… ( Several years ago I went on a mission trip to the West Indies. Part of our mission included distributing reading glasses to the islanders. I’ll never forget handing a Bible to a leathery-faced, elderly man. “Can you read this?” I asked. In polished Old-English, he began, […]

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Set Free

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” (John 8:32 NIV).  For fifteen years, Leeanne was emotionally and verbally abused by her mother. Every day she heard that she was a stupid worthless failure. Her mother told her that she was “ugly” and “fat” and “not good enough.” “No man will […]

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