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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...

09/02/2018

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Lori Parrish   I was recently visiting my sister and brother-in-law in Charleston, South Carolina. After a long day lounging on the beach, we decided we’d spend the evening watching TV and relaxing. One of the shows we watched was a reality show that, in this particular episode...

08/27/2018

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Lori Parrish   As I was making a long road trip a few weeks ago, I was listening to a memoir written by a popular comedian about his “love affair” with food. He narrates the book, and in one section, he said, “I treat my body like a temple—-a temple of doom.&rdquo...

08/25/2018

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Lori Parrish   I watched a sermon entitled “Barriers to Blessings” (Steven Furtick, Elevation Church) on Isaiah 43:16-19 that really spoke to my heart. We sing a song at The Tree by Elevation Worship called “Do It Again.” The scriptural foundation of this song was...

08/19/2018

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Lori Parrish   “In the drama of life, God is the Director behind the scenes.” I read that quote one day last week and wrote it down. I found it this morning as I was doing some planning for the week ahead. I don’t know about you, but I am pretty good about including a...

08/08/2018

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Lori Parrish   I’ve been spending time in a book about growing my faith as part of my daily devotionals. It’s simply about going deeper into my walk with Him. (I also realize there’s nothing “simple” in that sentence!) I found this book at a really great time...

08/01/2018

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Lori Parrish   As a third-generation professional worrier, Pastor Matthew’s recent message on James 4:13-17 really convicted me. I’ve been working really hard at “letting go, and letting God.” Back in April, I found myself without a job. Coming from someone...

07/22/2018

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Lori Parrish   The Royal Wedding…Televisions worldwide tuned in to watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchange vows in their fairytale wedding. I was fascinated (no ‘fascinator’ pun intended) that so many people zeroed in on the fact that the Prince was marrying an...

07/18/2018

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Lori Parrish   I’m reading a new book that has really been an eye opener for me. It’s about going deeper in your relationship with Christ, and embracing the “faith walk” even in the hard times. Today, in my reading, there was a quote that jumped out at me and...