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Listen to Lisa (Nov 1, 2012 at 6:08 AM) - Count Blessings
Listen to Lisa (Jul 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM) - A Little Refreshment
Listen to Lisa (May 31, 2012 at 9:19 PM) - And a One and a Two...
Listen to Lisa (May 3, 2012 at 6:39 AM) - Comparisons
Listen to Lisa (Apr 11, 2012 at 7:55 AM) - Tracking
Listen to Lisa (Mar 1, 2012 at 8:07 PM) - Offering
Listen to Lisa (Jan 31, 2012 at 8:09 PM) - Weekend Guilt
Listen to Lisa (Jan 4, 2012 at 6:57 AM) - Results
Listen to Lisa (Dec 2, 2011 at 8:38 AM) - Waiting for a Change in Seasons
Listen to Lisa (Nov 24, 2011 at 7:22 AM) - Thanksgiving
Listen to Lisa (Nov 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM) - Making a Great Life
Listen to Lisa (Oct 11, 2011 at 7:01 AM) - What's Up With You?
Listen to Lisa (Sep 9, 2011 at 6:22 AM) - Formulas
Listen to Lisa (Aug 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM) - De-Cluttering
Listen to Lisa (Jul 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM) - Goal Setting
Listen to Lisa (Jun 2, 2011 at 5:17 PM) - Look Up
Listen to Lisa (May 3, 2011 at 3:28 PM) - Keep On Keeping On!
Listen to Lisa (Apr 5, 2011 at 5:21 PM) - Oh, My Aching Toes
Listen to Lisa (Mar 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM) - From Ashes to Glory
Listen to Lisa (Feb 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM) - He goes before me.
Listen to Lisa (Jan 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM) - What do I do now?
Listen to Lisa (Dec 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM) - Several years ago I made a deal with myself.
Listen to Lisa (Nov 2, 2010 at 6:25 AM) - Am I the only one who struggles with and identity crisis from time to time?
Listen to Lisa (Oct 5, 2010 at 7:05 PM) - It's taken me a lot of years but I've finally learned.
Listen to Lisa (Aug 31, 2010 at 7:30 PM) - Often my greatest times of worship occurs outside the church building.
Listen to Lisa (Aug 18, 2010 at 6:37 AM) - There are times when I take on too much and try to hard too make things happen.
Listen to Lisa (Jul 6, 2010 at 5:56 PM) - I'm not a big fan of confrontation.
Listen to Lisa (Jun 1, 2010 at 8:01 PM) - Three friends and I recently began a study together.
Listen to Lisa (May 6, 2010 at 7:58 PM) - Struggling through the loss of a close friend.
Listen to Lisa (Apr 13, 2010 at 7:57 PM) - I have nothing against Earth Day, although I do think it has become commercialized.
Listen to Lisa (Mar 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM) - As much as I enjoy traveling, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed taking a journey with the Israelites.
Listen to Lisa (Feb 2, 2010 at 8:48 PM) - Peace I leave you; my peace I give you.
Listen to Lisa (Dec 31, 2009 at 10:06 PM) - Jesus was the perfect example of someone whose life was in perfect balance.
Listen to Lisa (Dec 1, 2009 at 7:26 PM) - I love to read the Bible, especially those books that are chock-filled with hope and encouragement.
Uprooted (Nov 10, 2009 at 5:43 PM) - Do you ever wonder what God has in store for you?
Listen to Lisa (Oct 6, 2009 at 8:37 PM) - There is absolutely nothing too hard for God.
Enough (Sep 8, 2009 at 8:20 PM) - Am I the only one who struggles with identity crisis from time to time?
Listen to Lisa (Aug 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM) - There are times when I try to take on too much, try too hard to make things happen.
A Time to Heal (Jul 2, 2009 at 5:03 PM) - There are times when we all must go through a healing process and it is not always easy.
Saving the Earth (Jun 4, 2009 at 7:03 PM) - I have nothing against Earth Day but it has become so commercialized.
The Lord Will Provide (Apr 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM) - I still don't know how and when God is going to handle my problems but I know He will.
The Doubters (Apr 8, 2009 at 2:17 PM) - Sometimes it is good to know that you are not the only doubter around.
Dying to Self (Mar 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM) - Dying to self sounds great and noble in theory, but in reality is quite painful.
Peace, Perfect Peace (Feb 5, 2009 at 8:27 PM) - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.
In Case You Need A Reminder (Jan 8, 2009 at 7:10 PM) - Make 2009 a year of bold, faith-filled praying.
Thankful for Good Service (Dec 4, 2008 at 8:13 PM) - Shopping is an activity that I usually enjoy, although the closer it gets to the holidays, the less my enthusiasm for being surrounded by hundreds of others searching for the "perfect" gift.
Spiritual Influences (Nov 8, 2008 at 6:47 AM) -
I am in a particularly reflective mood this week (although that is not saying much, as I am nearly always in a reflective mood!). Tonight I started thinking about various people that God has gifted me with who have been powerful spiritual influences on my life.
While I am surrounded with many great influences in my family, church and among my friends, there are some influences that are no longer with me for one reason or another.
The Lost Horse (Sep 30, 2008 at 9:09 PM) - This story is a good reminder that not everything is as bad (or as good) as it sometimes seems.
9/11 and the Sovereighnty of God (Sep 11, 2008 at 8:10 PM) - September 11, 2001 was, for me, memorable. It marked the first morning of a very special trip with my wife to the quaint town of Chatham on Cape Cod.
Eye Sore (Aug 1, 2008 at 12:21 PM) - How bad does your eye hurt?
Freedom to Worship (Jul 4, 2008 at 3:52 PM) - As you mark this day of freedom, let me encourage you to celebrate the freedom we have to worship God how we want, when we want, where we want.
Active Waiting (Jun 3, 2008 at 8:09 PM) - One discipline of the spiritual life to which many of us find it most difficult to submit is that of waiting.
A Joyful Noise (May 6, 2008 at 8:18 PM) - The ability to express ourselves through song, through art, even directly through prayer, is a special blessing, one that I take for granted far too often.
Will Life Get Any Easier? (Apr 22, 2008 at 8:22 PM) - I suppose that I should stop thinking that the Christian life is supposed to get easier the older I get.
In The Meantime (Mar 18, 2008 at 8:11 PM) - One of my pet peeves is standing behind someone in line at the grocery store (or Target or some other store) who is unprepared to pay when they make it to the register.
Productively Sitting Still (Feb 5, 2008 at 9:18 PM) - I've been attending a class on spiritual disciplines on Wednesday nights at our church this quarter. In tonight's class we discussed the discipline of meditation
Only God Knows (Jan 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM) - Only God knows for sure what 2008 holds for me.
We All Need Somebody to Lean On (Dec 6, 2007 at 9:38 PM) - I'm not a very good leaner. I prefer to be the lean-ee, the person that others lean on in times of crisis.
Black, White and Gray (Nov 13, 2007 at 9:04 PM) - Life would be so much easier if everything was black and white. Instead, it's filled with a lot of grays.
Praise Preceding Deliverance (Oct 9, 2007 at 8:20 PM) - As I read through the Old Testament, sometimes I am stunned by the Israelites' lack of faith in trusting a God who delivered them time and time again.
Hitting the Wall (Sep 6, 2007 at 8:51 PM) - Cut, paste, and send this to your teens or use it as an "Attention Getter" in a class or devo.
Life Is Fleeting (Aug 3, 2007 at 7:48 AM) - The tragic scene at Virginia Tech has reminded me that life is fleeting. That's certainly not a new revelation, but one that I need to be reminded of from time to time.
Me, Me, Me (Jul 6, 2007 at 5:44 AM) - By the time the worship service and Sunday school were over, I just wanted to get out of there and go home and take a nap. I found myself being less than my usual friendly self with people who were talking to me because I was focused on how tired I was.
Someone Needs This Prayer (Jun 8, 2007 at 5:23 AM) - There are several prayers offered on behalf of the saints throughout the New Testament. I am learning to adopt these prayers as my own in praying for myself as well as for others.
Fresh Start (May 16, 2007 at 6:25 AM) - Last night, I intended to spend much of the evening reading and studying my Bible. Instead, I spent much of it surfing the Internet, catching up on news stories and other people's blogs.
Expect the Unexpected (Apr 12, 2007 at 8:28 PM) - Often things happen in our lives that are totally unexpected. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not but God is always in control.
Praying for Others (Mar 16, 2007 at 6:00 AM) - Perhaps the two most powerful words in the English language are "I'm sorry." Surely the three most powerful words are "I love you". In my opinion, the four most powerful words are "I'm praying for you."
Am I the Only One? (Feb 14, 2007 at 7:02 AM) - "That's great for them, but that would never happen to ME."
Excuses, Excuses (Jan 12, 2007 at 6:17 AM) - How many times have I uttered excuses to rationalize my behavior?
Gift Giving (Dec 26, 2006 at 5:14 PM) - If you were going to receive an unlimited gift card to any store or retailer of your choice, what would you choose?
The Final Score (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - The other night my boyfriend and I caught the re-airing
of last season's SEC football championship game between Auburn and Tennessee.
With him being a huge Auburn fan and me being a non-Tennessee fan (by virtue of
my being a huge Alabama fan), we both enjoyed watching the game again.
Although there were parts of the game that we didn't enjoy (hearing "Rocky
Top" just once is usually enough to have it stuck in my head all evening),
we could relax as we watched it because we knew what the final score would be
Waiting for Daddy (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - While my boyfriend's out of town for a week and a half,
I'm being a sweet girlfriend and dogsitting his dog Fletcher. It's actually not
a chore at all; I adore Fletcher and he loves me and my own dog loves him as
well, so we're all one big happy furry family right now.
A Lesson in the Tall Grass (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) -
my grass tonight. It really needed it. Between the bouts of rain we've had,
90-something degree weather every day, and a hectic schedule the last couple of
weeks, I'd neglected to cut it.
Abundance (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - It's funny how you can read
the same passage over and over, and still discover something new about it.
This morning I was reading John 6, where Jesus feeds the 5,000+ crowd with five
loaves of bread and a couple of fish.
Amazing Love (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - Perhaps you heard the story this week of Tina Marie Stebbins of San
Bernadino, California. In June 2002, Stebbins' boyfriend shot her, then held
her hostage in his family's garage for six days before she was taken to a
Thankful (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - Thankful Dear God,
As I see pictures and hear stories of the
devastation caused by Katrina, I am reminded of how truly blessed I am. Please
don't let me lose sight of all that You've given me.
Pigeonholed (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - It seems like every other week or so, I get an e-mail with a fun little
personality quiz attached. Thanks to these oh-so-scientific quizzes, I know now
what kind of dessert I would be, what sign of affection I most resemble, and
where I rate on Dr.
Soaking (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - Tonight I had
camp stew for dinner. The large stainless spoon rest I used got pretty greasy,
but rather than attack it right away with the olí scouring pad, I let it soak
in some dishwashing liquid for a long while.
Led by the Spirit (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." (Matt. 5:6)
Life is good right now. The last couple of weeks have been stressful, mainly due to a heavy workload, but since I've been making a conscious effort to dedicate each day to God, He's enabled me to get a great amount of work done in a short amount of time.
Biblical Time Machine (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - There are many moments in Biblical history that I wish I could be transported into, to be a fly on the wall and see the action firsthand.
The creation, for instance--can you imagine anything more breathtaking than that?
Or the parting of the Red Sea.
Choosing My Words (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - I'm still on the road to recovery from this sinus crud, feeling even better today. However, the crud seems to have wrapped itself squarely around my throat, and as a result I'm losing my voice.
I Wonder... (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - I Wonder
There are many questions that I have that the Bible doesn't give answers to, at least not directly. I wonder a lot about Jesus' life growing up in Nazareth, dealing with being a divine, perfect being in an extremely imperfect world.
...if Jesus kept His room clean or if He was messy.
...if He wrestled with His brothers and/or Joseph.
...what His voice sounded like when He was going through puberty, if it cracked and sounded all squeaky.
...if He was ever tempted to heal Himself when He had a cold or
License Plate Inspiration (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - Although I don't enjoy fighting my way through traffic, one of the upsides of driving is spotting personalized license plates. Some are funny, some are stupid, others are puzzling and sometimes take a moment to dicipher.
The Impossible Made Possible (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - I've been focusing a lot on the topic of surrender, namely surrendering my will, my desires, my life to God for His purposes. I'll be honest, it is not an easy feat.
I Love This Game (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - Autistic teen's 20-point night touches all
GREECE, N.Y. -- Jason McElwain had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team -- keep the stats, run the clock, hand out water bottles.
That all changed last week for the team manager in the final home game of the season.
Waiting for Daddy (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) - While my boyfriend's out of town for a week and a half, I'm being a sweet girlfriend and dogsitting his dog Fletcher. It's actually not a chore at all; I adore Fletcher and he loves me and my own dog loves him as well, so we're all one big happy furry family right now.
Skipping Thanksgiving (May 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM) -
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The problem
is, it's not even November yet. Christmas is still a couple of months away.
But from the looks of many stores in the area, you'd think that ole Saint Nick
was about to scurry down the chimney.