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If God Knows My Need Right Now, Why Doesn’t He Meet it Right Now?

What do you need right now? Maybe a need comes to mind immediately. On the other hand, maybe you can’t think of anything. You’re one of those folks who would rather stick needles in your eye, than be labeled “needy”. Me, too. But there’s a difference between being a needy person and being a person… Read More

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Do This One Thing to Guarantee a Happy Valentine’s Day

You know what today is. And depending on your relationship status, you either love it or hate it. JP and I haven’t always been the greatest at celebrating Valentine’s Day. Case in point: one Valentine’s Day we celebrated with dinner and a movie–Silence of the Lambs. Thankfully, we still laugh about that one. The thing… Read More

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Are You a Gossip? (are you sure?)

  Years ago I worked with a gal who started countless conversations by saying, “I’m not one to gossip, but…” Her lack of awareness always made me giggle, because of course she was one to gossip. In fact, she was usually the first one to gossip. I tried everything under the sun to squelch the… Read More

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All the Benefits of Wisdom. None of the Heartaches of Pain

“The Bible demeans women”. Ever heard that?  I have. On many occasions. Whenever I hear someone speak these words, I know one thing for sure: they don’t know what’s inside the Bible. I had such fun writing this week’s article for Crosswalk.com called “11 Biblical Women We Can Learn From”, mainly because I uncovered so… Read More

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How Listening Right Can Make Your Relationships Right

How do you handle another person’s frustration, disappointment, or anger? It’s not always easy, is it? Last week our normally upbeat child found herself dealing with circumstances that left her frustrated and disappointed.  A verbal processor to the core, she shared her feelings with one of her friends.  Big mistake. Apparently the conversation hadn’t gone… Read More

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When You’re Sick of Being Discontent

My friend didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but it was impossible not to overhear the man next to her. Cell phone conversations are like that. The well-groomed stranger was clearly talking to his wife, and judging by how infrequently he spoke, it was pretty much a one-sided conversation. Then suddenly, the stranger said good-bye—at precisely the… Read More

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Real Faith Brings Real Reward

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: Real Faith Brings Real Reward   “Come on, Lord. Throw the dog a bone.”   Not a very spiritual sounding prayer, is it? But it was heartfelt when I prayed it. Someone I love was weary. Worn out from battles of trying to live faithfully, they’d had… Read More

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Real Believers Pray to a God Who Really Hears

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: Real Believers Pray to a God Who Really Hears. Have you ever wondered if God really listens to your prayers? If you’re like most people the answer is “yes”. Sometimes it can seem like our prayers just bounce off the ceiling. Or that perhaps God is too… Read More

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Real Faith Brings Real Confidence

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.15 And if we know… Read More

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Love Looks a Lot Like Service

  Love Looks a Lot Like Service You were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13-14) The word “servant” gets a bad rap.… Read More

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Real Comfort and Real Confidence Comes from Knowing I’m a Child of God

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: Real Comfort and Real Confidence Comes from Knowing I’m a Child of God   Every once in awhile life throws us a curve ball. A new season of life. A major life change. A diagnosis. A relational issue. Whether the change is welcome or unwanted these events… Read More

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True Faith Isn’t Religious. It’s REAL.

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: True Faith Isn’t Religious. It’s Real. Whenever someone finds out JP is a pastor they pretty much say the same thing: “Oh, so then you’re really religious.” I don’t like being called religious. In my mind being “religious” carries a negative connotation. I much prefer to think… Read More

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If I’m stumbling in the dark it’s because I’m not walking in the light

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: We’ve all stumbled trying to find our way in a dark room. And we have all kinds of reasons we choose darkness over turning on the light; it would disturb our spouse or roommate; our eyes have to adjust to the change; we’re too lazy to deal… Read More

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Real Fellowship Brings Real Joy!

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: I love Kelly Minter’s thoughts on fellowship: “The absolute irrevocable result of fellowship is joy. So why are so many of us dragging ourselves to church or Bible study? Why are we bored with religion? Why would we rather do anything than stand around a crusty tin… Read More

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GNO

It’s here! TONIGHT! Our retreat-like, fun, meaningful evening that you don’t want to miss! Invite your friends and buy your tickets now! Inspiring Guest Speaker Bianca Olthoff will speak on the MORE that every woman wants for 2015! Emcees Brooke and Emmy! Dessert and coffee bar A perfect evening to invite your friends The best way to… Read More

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25 Days of Blessings

    It’s December 1st…  the beginning of the Christmas Season! I can’t think of a better way for us to set the tone for Christmas than to participate in Donna’s “25 Days of Blessings.”  Here are the details from our beloved Donna Jones~ Bible study teacher, Pastor’s wife and dear friend. Let’s all sign… Read More

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Recipes That Welcome Fall

          I know, I know. It’s still over 80 degrees outside and it doesn’t feel like fall. All the more reason to get in the kitchen, girls~ and start baking pumpkin flavored deliciousness, to fill our homes with the tastes and smells of fall. Enjoy these favorite recipes, submitted by our… Read More

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“MORE” Tips

      This is the year of MORE. To have MORE you have to get more. More wisdom. More encouragement. More support from Godly friends. More insight from God’s Word. More connection with Christ. Be MORE by getting more. It’s our theme this year and it’s all about MORE of what you cannot buy, all… Read More

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A snapshot of the fun…

Heartline groups begin this week! After summer break, it is at last time for Crossline women and friends, gals of all ages and stages of life, to be back on campus for MOPS and Bible study groups. Yippee! We did not formally meet over the summer, but many groups got together~ to stay connected, to… Read More

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Meet Gigi, MOPS Coordinator

September is here! What? Already? The summer just flew by and now it’s time for school to begin~ which means it’s also time for MOPS and Bible study to get started. I’m always sad to say goodbye to summer, but I’m thrilled to get back to MOPS and Bible study! Have you signed up yet?… Read More

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Meet Angie…

I’m so excited for you to meet Angie Wright! This is the first of our online interviews, which we will do monthly, highlighting gals who are serving at Crossline, doing amazing things for God. If I were to introduce Angie to you live, on a stage, here’s what I’d say: “Angie is a wife, a… Read More

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Say Yes

Today, we have a guest blog from Donna Jones…  Heartline Bible study teacher, wife to Pastor JP, mom to Taylor, Kylie and Ashton and friend to all of us at Crossline. Donna has a national ministry as a speaker and author, focused on helping women find and follow God. You can connect with Donna by… Read More

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