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Don’t Go Down…Stick With the Vision!

By Lisa Rippy / October 23, 2019

Sitting outside on this beautiful day, looking across the property to our little red barn, makes me realize just how out lives really do touch the lives of those coming behind us. You see, that red barn was built in the early 1900’s and the men who built it had…

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5 Ways to Bring Cheer To Your Home

By Lisa Rippy / February 24, 2017

Cheer. That is such a wonderful word to describe a home, isn’t it? Cheerful. Cheering. Cheeriness. Cheerly. When used in the form of a noun, it means “optimism, happiness and confidence.” An example of cheer as a noun is, “His dad was full of cheer as he watched his son play…

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An Unshaken Kingdom

By Melody Abboud / June 7, 2016

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” – Hebrews 12:28-29 I did something recently that would make theologians, biblical scholars, and apologetics alike shake their heads at…

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Books to Inspire Your Heart

By Melody Abboud / May 31, 2016

Books are good for the soul. They can instantly transport you to another era or open your mind to a revolutionary idea or piece of advice without ever leaving your back porch. It is, in some sorts, the greatest counselor and teacher. I’ve been reading some truly inspiring books as…

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Setting Our Eyes to See

By Melody Abboud / May 27, 2016

I love the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles chapter 20. I distinctly remember discovering it for the first time almost 3 years ago. It was like a hidden gem that captivated my heart so deeply, I held on to the story for months, telling everyone I knew about this wonderful…

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The Gifts of God Don't Always Come With a Pretty Bow

By Lisa Rippy / October 27, 2015

“I will give thanks to You forever for what You have done. In the presence of Your godly people, I will wait with hope in Your good name.” Psalm 52:9 I remember when my friend came bursting into my office holding a gift in her hands and said, “This is…

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The Only Thing I Like Solo Is Cups!

By Lisa Rippy / October 19, 2015

“Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain,” 1 Corinthians 15:58. Do you know what today’s key verse follows? It is the end of 57 verses that speak of: 1) how the resurrection is…

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The Seeking God

By Lisa Rippy / October 9, 2015

Have you ever had times in your life when felt far away from God? At least that’s how it felt? There seemed to be miles and miles separating you? You weren’t really sure if He was still there or how to close the gap that you were feeling had to…

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Leave All Else To Me

By Lisa Rippy / July 13, 2015

It’s Monday morning and as we start into another work week, let’s look into this new day with renewed understanding as to what our Father, in His Word, has said to us. Below is Scripture that has been worded in first person dialogue…as though this is the Lord Himself telling…

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A Few Things God's Word Has Never Done…

By Lisa Rippy / July 9, 2015

“Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth” Psalm 78:1. When I was a little girl, only 6 weeks old, I do believe a love for the Bible started while laying in a crib. This photo was captured by a photographer…

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