discipleship, Faith, persecution

 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. John 15:18 They called me “church girl”, those two boys who sat behind me in history class. It didn’t bother me much, I was a baby Christian and completely “on fire” for Jesus at the time. Based on their lewd comments I…

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Children, Faith, Journey, Struggle

They’d been begging me to go all summer. And the truth is, I love this place as much as they do, but it can be dangerous and I tend to fret about them the whole time. Because it’s open to the public, some days the crowd is overwhelming, it takes about two seconds to loose…

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Faith, Giving Thanks, Growth, Struggle

In the swaying and manuvering through my days, I still mange to get lost.  I stumble over toys and books and as my feet slip, so does my mind, off into space, thinking about other things, worldly things.  There’s this big temptation to take it all for granted- to look around and shrug ungrateful in…

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Children, Faith, Surrender

She’s staring at me with her blue-gray eyes edging downward. The corners of her mouth tilt towards the floor as her bottom lip protrudes just a bit, in a natural pout. “I just can’t hear Him, Moooommy!” She moans the words and I feel the tears welling because I know exactly how she feels. I’ve…

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Dreams, Faith, Growth, Surrender, Trust

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C.S. Lewis For to me, living means living for Christ, and to die is even better.  Philippians 1:21 NLT…

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Faith, Prayer, Weekend Wanderings, Worship

Praying for your weekend wanderings, as you seek the path the Lord has set for you. Sharing this post with you, and the beautiful community at Want to keep up with me? Subscribe to Always Alleluia by Email to get my posts delivered right to your inbox. You can also find me on Facebook and…

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Faith, Giving Thanks, Growth

Hi. I’ve missed this space. I’ve missed you. I hesitated pulling back last month. Thrity days in the blogging world is like a hundred years because the internet never sleeps. I worried I’d have nothing to say–(for those of you who know me, you’re likely chuckling at the rediculousness of this statement) I worried you’d…

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