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Somethings I do because I HAVE to:

cleaning bathrooms

Somethings I do because I WANT to:

organize (I know, to some that’s crazy)
DIY projects
binge watch TV

With Jesus as my light, those obedience things that often feel like HAVE-TOs become WANT-TOs.

With Jesus as my light, I believe that He is sweet and oh so sweet to me.

We talked about the sweetness of God yesterday (When You Question the Sweetness of God) and are learning how to change the HAVE-TOs to WANT-TOs!

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amy ruth, writer

lake, boys, sunlight, columbia, sc

Neighborhood boys and a light reflected lake

I am obnoxious when it comes to my Cookies ‘n Cream milkshake from Chick-fil-a. It is one of my most favorite treats. From the first bite until the last, I utter “yums” and “oh this is so good.” By the end of it, I’m slurping with vacuum-type force every last bit through my straw.

It’s loud.

It’s obnoxious.

It’s delicious.

As we head into the weekend, let’s looks at a verse that is almost yummy and strikes me as t-shirt or bumper sticker worthy.

Light is sweet,
    and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. Ecclesiastes 11:7, NIV

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Beautiful Columbia sunset

Beautiful Columbia sunset

Fear is a problem for me.

I fear you won’t like me. I fear my kids will be abducted. I fear I won’t meet your expectations. I fear that my husband will die. I fear I’m totally messing up my kids. I fear my teeth will fall out.

Fear is a thing. God knows fear can haunt us, cripple us, and rob us of victory. Look what He says in regards to fear: Read More →