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10/10/2018

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Lori Parrish   Crayola crayons. The smell of them takes me back to elementary school. At the start of every year, my parents would take me shopping for school supplies, and on a couple of those really lucky years, I was able to bamboozle them into getting me the box of 64 bright, new...

10/08/2018

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Lori Parrish   I’ve been dealing with a lot of disappointment the past few months. It can be crippling if we give the enemy the power to harvest that disappointment into something even more negative in our hearts and minds. I read recently that “disappointment holds the power...

10/05/2018

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Lori Parrish   Turmoil. Storms. Stress. Anxiety. Fear. Hurt. Disappointment. Pain. Brokenness. All of these words have something in common: they destroy our peace. They are used by satan to try to steal and destroy the truths of God that we live our lives by every day. God is bigger than...

09/30/2018

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Lori Parrish   You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them. Psalm 89:9   Singer Toby Mac’s Twitter page recently shared a meme that said “Not all storms come to disrupt your live. Some come to clear your path.” There is so much truth...

09/29/2018

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Lori Parrish   My TV has a “smart” function, and lately I’ve been using it to watch sermons on YouTube. It’s a way better use of my time instead of watching reruns of the “Love Boat” or “Fantasy Island.” Earlier this week, I pulled up a...

09/24/2018

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Lori Parrish   “Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves; we shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves” (Shaw, 1874). I remember singing this hymn as a child at Northside Church of the Nazarene, my church home from birth until my early teen years. I’ll be...

09/22/2018

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Lori Parrish   If there were such a thing as a struggle bus, I’d be sitting on its front seat this week. It seems like this is one of those weeks when I’m in the spiritual valley trying desperately to get back to the mountaintop. As I mope in my misery and wallow in self-pity...

09/17/2018

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Lori Parrish   I’ve been trying to be more purposed about living a life of “intentional gratitude.”  Essentially, it’s being thankful instead of being a grouch, giving thanks always.   And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you...

09/09/2018

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Lori Parrish   I picked up a copy of Max Lucado’s new book Anxious for Nothing a few weeks ago, and have been reading a few pages at a time so I can soak up all of the knowledge he’s sharing. Anxiety creeps into my life when I let my guard down. The moment I decide that...

09/06/2018

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Lori Parrish   “Remain calm.” I can remember my mom using that phrase countless times as I was growing up. I was raised a worrier, and I give partial credit to my grandmother for that special “skill.”  I worried about the weather. I worried about my pets. I...