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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
When I wrote Fact or Fiction , I couldn39;t stop a Bible verse from popping up in my head. The verse didn39;t seem to go with that blog so I let the thought pass. Days later, the verse keeps coming back. Luke 1940 quot;I tell you,quot; he... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
Have you ever had one of those quot;God in your facequot; moments? Where coincidence is so intense and frequent that it can39;t be anything other than God? I39;ve had several of those moments, where I want to cry out quot;UNCLE, UNCLE!quot; or... read more
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An opportunity arose yesterday, where the information I was giving to my kids as science facts came into question. As I have mentioned before, I am not a scholar. Yet I have this vast well of trivia stored in my head. Things that on most days would... read more
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It39;s true, I39;ve been replaced. Spring Training is moving on without me. Injured Reserve won39;t hold my place. I39;ve been traded in for a piece of Sporting Goods Equipment. There it is all shiny and new. Powder coated frame and net bright... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
I had my prayer time today...alone, which is cool. My husband is working a normal day shift today. My children are tired. One spent 3 days at a friend39;s house, which included a night of snow tubing. Another one sent us to the emergency room last... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
I haven39;t been writing much lately. I think the cold weather is starting to wear on me. I39;ve had 3 topics I wanted to write about this past week, but everytime I start, I think how silly my words soundso I stop. Is my prayer life in line?... read more
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A great thing happened today during our first Monday Morning Prayer Gathering at my house. Chaos! I39;m so pleased with this! It is absolute confirmation for me that opening up my home for a prayer meeting is exactly what we are supposed to be... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
Thank you God for Worship! Thank you that we are able to come into Your presence, praising You! Thank you for the blessings You have poured out on Your servants that lead us in these praises! If Chris Tomlin is coming to a town near you and isn39;t... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
When someone has no hope, what is there to live for? My Uncle, who I39;ve asked for prayer for, has answered that question. You have nothing to live for. He has refused to rehab his hip and is only able to get out of bed with a hoist. He has pulled... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
Easy words to speak...I39;m sorry, I goofed, forgive me. As easy as saying please and thank you. How easy is it to say no problem, it39;s okay, you39;re forgiven? Easy areas for me My son has been testing out his new penknife (I39;m... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
Several weeks ago at church, we ended a fabulous study on the Prodigal Son. We studied the painting by Rembrandt. That visual interpretation of Luke 151132 brought up so many different points concerning my relationship with God. 1. God meets me... read more
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I39;ve been up since about 400am. One of those times when I can39;t sleep because something is on my mind. Instead of wrestling sleep for the next several hours, I decided to get up and do some research. This latest area of struggle is hitting... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
I am not very good at witnessing to people. It39;s not that I don39;t think about it, because I think about how to edge Jesus into every conversation I have with a stranger...It39;s that I39;m very uncomfortable actually doing it. When I walk... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
One night last week, my eleven year old daughter and I stopped at a local fast food restaurant for a bite on the way to her dance class. We got our food and made our way to a table. I scoped the room and chose a table in the middle of those already... read more
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In a recent comment, I mentioned that our Pastor and his wife are soon leaving to go into full time Missions. We have another family that is also being sent by our church into the Mission Field. Both couples are now Missionaries with Churches In... read more
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I39;ve been getting so many emails about this store chain and that one Banning Merry Christmas for Happy Holidays. As one who can easily get my nose knocked out of joint, I39;ve decided to ponder over this one. What would Jesus think if I chose... read more
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God never ceases to amaze me! Never! I love how His Holy Spirit works! How He moves people along the same lines at the same time...Worship Leader or soloist picking out songs that fit perfectly with the messege, without knowing what the messege is... read more
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Telling the Truth that39;s what we teach our children. Matter of fact, it39;s way up there on our priority list...on the values list. Be Honest. Our kids will always get a reduced sentence when they39;ve done something they shouldn39;t... read more
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NBC has decided to edit the U.S. version of the Madonna special to air next month. New York Times This news of course makes me happy. I39;ve tried to keep pretty much up to date on this whole thing. I checked out the previews. Read her justification... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
I39;ve been thinking abit lately. About my oldest daughter. As she struggles to become independent from me and her dad. I try not to make any parallels to when I was 17. Two totally differents worlds in both upbringing and the world itself read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
The word created39;, appears in the Old Testament in 46 verses. Three times in Gen. 127 when God created man and woman. One verse...One sentence and the word created39; is used 3 times. In that same verse...39;image39; is used twice. I think... read more
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There isn39;t a Blog Category for 39;Heebie Jeebie39;, maybe this should go under 39;Dark Side39; but I39;m not sure of the qualifications for that one. Anyway, I39;m back on this question of Zondervan Publishing and their... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
Twenty years ago Sunday, and I completely forgot! That39;s how much I39;ve changed how much God has changed me. Time for a little reality check. The Living Bible puts it like this Once you were under God39;s curse, doomed forever for your... read more
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To read anything I39;ve been writing lately would lead anyone to think I have no sense of humor! Not true. Driving around today I was reminded of my one embarrassing moment I had before I had children. I39;ve had too many to count after children! ... read more
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Karen Hoagland @philippiansfourseven (United States)
In my prayer time this morning I was rather distracted. Mind racing. Pain shooting down my left leg. quot;Lord, keep my thoughts together and on youquot;. quot;Thank you Lordquot;. (Pain distraction.) quot;I love you Lord, keep my thoughts on... read more
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