Author Archives: Jackie S

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try the believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you

Prepared for Presence

“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and … Continue reading

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Truth and Grace

There is a popular Christian song by Torin Wells called Known that has been really speaking to me. The chorus says: I’m fully known and loved by You You won’t let go no matter what I do And it’s not … Continue reading

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Choices

It is pitch black as we drive the dark country highway, except for passing cars and sporadic street lamps. Occasionally we pass an old country church; I can’t see the name of the church, but the large cross let’s me … Continue reading

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Vertical relationship

I hadn’t gotten past the introduction in the current Audible book I’m listening to “Vertical Church” by James McDonald when I had the thought “Too often we allow horizontal relationships with others to be a substitute for the vertical relationship … Continue reading

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After the storm

As the dark clouds filled the sky, I could feel the disappointment start to settle over me.  I thought about my to do list and that things that would not get done on the Sunday afternoon because of the pending … Continue reading

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Satan’s Tool

Revelation 12:9-11 (KJV) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  And I heard … Continue reading

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Abiding unity

Nineteen years of marriage has taught me many things about love, relationships, myself, commitment, God, and communication, to name a few.  Today my eyes were opened to another aspect that I had rarely considered.  I was journaling out of John … Continue reading

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Answered prayers

We were sitting outside enjoying a relaxing evening with our daughters and grandchildren when we got the news.  Maybe it was to be expected, but it really took us by surprise, to the point I asked my husband if he … Continue reading

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Met by Attitude

I was struck with the attitude in responses I heard in this passage this morning during my quiet time. One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to … Continue reading

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I am

I am a native of my community. I was born and raised in the same local place. Then so moved away and spent a little more than a decade out of state before finding my way back home. That also … Continue reading

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