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When Instant Gratification isn't Gratifying

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

I opened the refrigerator door. Blink. Blink. Do I really want to go through all the trouble of preparing a healthy snack when there’s a small bag of chips in the pantry, less than 2 feet away? It would be easier and quicker if I snagged some Cheetos instead of taking time to pull out...

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Tags: faith, god, growth, hope, jesus, love

Where Does Jesus Live?

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Posted by Caren Clark on

“Where does Jesus live,” my little one asked. My thoughts were stirred by this earnest question. “What is His address,” is the question that followed. My little one was attempting to memorize our home address. As parents, we have all rehearsed these coordinates with our...

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Tags: bible, faith, hope, jesus, life

The Secret Grower

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

Pulling into the driveway, I glimpsed the gray rocks, faded rusty bark, and tufts of grass that lined our walkway. A splash of yellow caught my attention. Daffodils? Yes! Sandwiched between two large stones, the cluster of blossoms danced in a slight breeze. I smiled. Six stalks of sunshine...

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Tags: faith, god, growth, hope, jesus, love, seed

When Sin Seeps Into Our Lives

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

The chatter of busy women filled the room as we prepared gift bags for an upcoming writer’s conference.  The leader handed me scissors and a large roll of red ribbon. “Have you ever made curly bows?” I smiled. “I’m a pro.” “Join the assembly...

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Tags: sin, accountability, jesus, david

Keeping the Light of Christ in Christmas

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

Last December, as I was recovering from multiple surgeries on my shoulders and upper back, my youngest son decided I needed some Christmas cheer to lift my spirits. He stretched several strands of colored lights around the entire first floor of our home. During the day, the green...

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Tags: jesus, christmas, encouragement, emmanuel, devotion, light