The Israelites stood on the verge of entering the Promised Land. They made the long journey from Egypt to the land God had promised to them and their ancestors. God had rescued them from slavery in Egypt where abuse and inhumanity were regular occurrences. Though the journey out of slavery...

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Mission Possible

For most of my adult life, I have been focused on raising a family, earning a living, and preparing for “the future.” I have recently entered a new phase where all that gave me purpose is moot. My children are grown, my traditional career has ended, and “the future” has...

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God Laughs

This past weekend fifteen women from JFUMC ventured to Shepherd of the Ozarks for a Women’s Retreat. Our Church had not had a retreat in five years. I felt so nervous planning, studying, and preparing for this retreat. I had never been on a Women’s Retreat with a church and certainly...

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