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Cocooning Matters … for Newlyweds and Empty Nesters

By Lisa Rippy / March 13, 2021

For newlyweds, one of the most important decisions they can make is one that marriage counseling will refer to as, cocooning. Cocooning is when a new married couple comes home from their honeymoon and they intentionally choose to give and create for  themselves privacy. To be so deliberate in their…

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300,000 Miles

By Lisa Rippy / March 11, 2021

300,000 miles – Rip hit that today in his Avalanche truck that he bought in 2004, and he sent me a photo of it as soon as he did because, for me … That 300,000 miles happened because of so many selfless and humble reasons. Rip puts our 5 kids…

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How It All Started

By Lisa Rippy / February 7, 2021

We are only 20 days away from a very glorious day, February 27, 2021, Samantha and Blake’s wedding day, and as I’m praying for them this morning, He is leading me to think of how it all started… It was a beautiful day in August when my daughter and I…

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A Home at Rest – What is R.E.S.T.? – Video 2

By Lisa Rippy / January 9, 2021

Happy Monday! I hope you’ve had a great day! You know, when we workout, experts say that in order to have a really effective workout, even for our walks outside to really benefit us, we need to be active for at least 30 minutes. All my fitness workouts on the…

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B.A.G. Woman Bible Study

By Lisa Rippy / January 9, 2021

In 1999, through the leadership of my pastors, I began to discover that God had given me gifts and skills of writing and teaching His Word so other women could be encouraged  in their walk with Him. But it was also that year when I wrote my first bible study…

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God Wants to Restore You

By Lisa Rippy / November 4, 2020

As I dug deep into my cluttered and disorganized purse, hunting for my keys to get into my apartment while holding a bag of groceries on my arm, my heart was racing.  It was racing not because I had just climbed a flight of stairs, but because I was afraid.…

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What Does the Wisdom of God Look Like?

By Lisa Rippy / October 17, 2020

James Chapter 3:13-18 / 13 Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him by his good conduct show his [good] deeds with the gentleness and humility of true wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be arrogant, and [as a result] be in defiance of the truth. 15 This…

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What Happens in Relationships When There is Favoritism?

By Lisa Rippy / October 10, 2020

You’re walking in the grocery store and see someone you know and immediately recall their wealthy lifestyle. So, you keep walking toward them hoping for an encounter. Or, let’s say you look across a room and see someone who has influence, position of power, money, possessions, or they simply have…

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Four Delicious Soup Recipes

By Lisa Rippy / October 4, 2020

With Mississippi giving us 73 degree weather, I found myself on Sunday afternoon thumbing through some online recipe pages looking for a new and different vegetable soup. As I jotted down four that looked really good to me, I thought they just may look really good to you, too. So,…

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What I’ve Learned About God in Suffering

By Lisa Rippy / September 29, 2020

I’d like to go ahead and at the beginning of this whole message share what I’ve learned about God in suffering, and then I’ll share how I learned. What I’ve learned about God in suffering can be summed up in three words, yet, they have become so much more to me than…

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