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This month we’ve studied what it means to abide, why we need to abide in Jesus (who is our true vine), and we’ve looked at Mary and how she abided. Today, we’re going to look at some practical ways we can learn to abide in Jesus. 5 Ways We Can Abide in Jesus: 1. Spend time with Him. Like Mary, we need to seek to spend time with Jesus. In order to abide in Him, He must come first in more »

Remember Whose You Are

It was my seventh birthday. I tore open the large present to happily find my very own My Twin Doll laying inside. Thrilled, I picked her up, held her by her hands, and swung her around- right there in the mall food court. Once I got home, I found a pen in my room and proudly etched my initials on my doll’s foot, following the example of Andy from Toy Story. I wanted everyone to know that this doll was mine. More more »

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It’s the tale of two sisters. I’m sure you’ve heard it before. One got caught up in chores. One got caught up in her Lord.  *Enter Mary and Martha, stage left* I want to invite you to turn to Luke 10:38-42 with me, in your personal Bible so you can note what stands out to you in this passage as we study it. In case you’re on the go, I’m going to share these verses down below. But I highly more »

In His Footsteps -- the true vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser… I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” -John 15:1,5 To recap: Jesus= the true vine God= the vinedresser People= branches Fruit. It’s delicious, isn’t it? When I studied abroad in Costa Rica, I had the opportunity to try many different fruits that I had never more »

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Wanna know an easy way to boost anyone’s day? SNAIL MAIL!!  When I was in elementary school, a couple of my friends and I exchanged letters back and forth. One of these friends lived four hours away. Another lived five minutes away. We wrote letters in sloppy handwriting and they were full of misspelled words. Sometimes we would draw pictures in our letters, or include a coloring sheet for our friend to complete. I still have most of these letters. They’re more »