By Debbie Lowe | October 4, 2018 |

“‘For it is just like a man who was about to take a journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his possessions.’” (Matthew 25:14, Amplified Bible.) Many people had told Barbara she had a good voice. She had sung on and off (mostly off) since sixth grade when she was chosen…

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Changing Seasons

By Debbie Lowe | September 27, 2018 |

“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding….” (Proverbs 3:5, Amplified Bible) Late September. Chilly. Pouring rain. The season is changing from the heat of Summer to the chill of Autumn. I’m not a fan of hot and humid; I’m not…

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By Debbie Lowe | September 20, 2018 |

“…inquire of God, that we may know ….” (Judges 18:5, New King James Version) Lydia and Steve are church friends. With her bright red hair, big smile and warm, outgoing personality I was surprised – and thankful! – to learn that she’s an engineer and a “computer person.” When she says “call me anytime” she…

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This Doesn’t Feel Like Exercise, Does It?

By Debbie Lowe | September 13, 2018 |

“…there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother.”(Proverbs 18:24b, Amplified Bible) “This doesn’t feel like exercise, does it?” the fit, perky blond asked. She wore a yellow top with her black exercise pants. The class, a group of trim women of varies ages, heights, and builds, all wore…

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The Magnificent Gift

By Debbie Lowe | September 6, 2018 |

“‘…I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you.’” (John 14:16 Contemporary English Version) I had been given a magnificent gift. It was given to me at great cost, an expense far greater than I could ever imagine. Too large to pack, yet I…

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Listening Hearts

By Debbie Lowe | August 30, 2018 |

“… how very much our Father loves us….” (1 John 3:1, New Living Translation) Emily was visiting her grandmother. She had brought her dog, Princess, along. Across the street Emily spied a neighbor playing with his dog. His dog would fetch; Princess didn’t do “fetch.” So, having asked and received permission, Emily walked across the…

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A Face of Love

By Debbie Lowe | August 22, 2018 |

“‘…the Lord God…will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you…’” (1Chronicles 28:c) When I think of the face of love, I see a mom with her baby, a volunteer in a soup kitchen, a small child offering a proudly made gift…. At the beach I saw another face. An older couple…

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When I Let Go

By Debbie Lowe | August 16, 2018 |

“Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.” (Revelation. 3:20 Amplified Bible) Through the sadness of a friend struggling with the same issue (in disguise) I came to…

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Letting Go

By Debbie Lowe | August 9, 2018 |

“Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.” (Genesis 22:2, New Living Translation) A dear friend of mine shared her disappointment with her grown children. Family had…

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Looking Forward

By Debbie Lowe | August 2, 2018 |

“…forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward….” (Philippians 3:13 Amplified Bible) Recently I made the decision to stop looking backwards. I met Jesus in my late twenties. I didn’t grow up “churched”; my family celebrated Christmas and Easter with big meals and family gatherings, never in church. I remember attending a couple of Vacation Bible…

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