Inspiration

My Bodyguard and Me

By Lisa Rippy / July 7, 2015

As I’ve been writing a new bible study there was a word in Scripture that, when I came to it, really grabbed my attention. A word that I’ve read in the Bible for years, but y’all … I wanted to sit on it longer, let it marinate in my mind…

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While Dusting Under Our TV…

By Lisa Rippy / June 3, 2015

One of the home projects I tackled this past Sunday was DEEP dusting. I took everything out of  our family room built-ins, removed every item off the tops of furniture pieces, and used nearly half a can of Pledge Extra-Moisturizing furniture polish. I was wanting to make sure every detail…

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God Really DOES Have a Plan….

By Lisa Rippy / May 18, 2015

“For I know the plans I have for you – this is the Lord’s declaration – place for our welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 L & L Cafe’! That was the name of mine and my best friend’s backyard make believe…

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From Burdened to Victorious – It’s On His List

By Lisa Rippy / May 6, 2015

God is an orderly God. He has plans. He has purposes. He has desires. And all of which, He “plants” into the heart of those love Him. But if He is so orderly and precise in His ways, does He use such order in how He goes about planting His…

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His Plans … His Peace

By Lisa Rippy / May 5, 2015

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:6-7 As I sat in my swing early one morning,…

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You Weren't Made for a Wheel

By Lisa Rippy / April 24, 2015

If you have ever seen a hamster in a running wheel, it’s really amazing how fast those teeny tiny legs can move. The hamster jumps into the wheel, runs and runs and runs so very fast, that the wheel just keeps the pace of the hamster. But … when the…

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When God says, "You are Beautiful!"

By Lisa Rippy / April 10, 2015

In today’s world, in today’s culture, we tend to see “beauty” in ways that is so masked, painted on, bo-toxed, bronzed, highlighted, enhanced, collagen peeled, retinol restored, anti-aged, photo-shopped, smooth, shiny, thin, tight and toned, and all together packaged to “perfection” as humanly possible. And the one who tends to…

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Heart at Rest

By Libby Williams / April 6, 2015

“Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.” Hebrews 4:1 The word rest is a noun.  There is no action involved. It is a state of being.  Webster defines rest as, “refreshing ease,…

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Being the Woman Your Man Needs – Means Eating Humble Pie

By Lisa Rippy / March 24, 2015

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom,” Proverbs 11:2. Conflict happens in relationships. Is that true or false? I think if you are a human being with a beating heart, you will agree that it is a very true statement. Conflict happens in all relationships. Since…

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Getting Out the Door

By Libby Williams / March 23, 2015

There are various reasons couples have a hard time getting out the door.  One of their children has thrown up all over his or her clean outfit.  The dog runs out the opened door and refuses to come back.  One family member has just spilled the whole gallon of milk.…

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