Encouragement from Janine

Which translation of the Bible is the right one? Feb 18, 2022
I've been getting this question alot lately.
 
There are so many choices, it's hard to know which one to read. Here's my breakdown of the main (not all) versions and the ones I choose to use during my reading time and my study time.
 
It's good to note that translations are...
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are you PRONE to WANDER? Nov 02, 2021
When my youngest was little, I had to keep her close. I had to keep an eye on her because she was prone to wander away from me. Sparkly things grabbed her attention.
 
And if there was a unicorn in sight, you bet she leaped for it. So I had to tether her. I either put her in the cart...
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I Choose to PRAISE Nov 07, 2020

I CHOOSE TO PRAISE

Joy is fleeting sometimes. Like this morning. I was struggling with the daily tasks: getting my kids on zoom, getting them fed, responding to my clients, getting my writing done, etc. I'm tired. I'm weary. As a parent, I am so ready for this virtual learning to...

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4 Steps I Took Yesterday to Kick Comparison to the Curb! Oct 17, 2020

4 STEPS I TOOK YESTERDAY TO KICK COMPARISON TO THE CURB!

I struggled hard yesterday with comparison. It snuck in and replaced my joy with jealousy and discontentment.

Once I realized it, I took my first step to fight it: I began thinking truth.

  • I am grateful for what I have

  • ...

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Thrive In the Unknown Jul 11, 2020

THRIVE IN THE UNKNOWN

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

The unknown is hard. It’s a difficult place to reside. Right now, we are in a constant state of the unknown. We don't know when the kids will be able to go back to school. We don't know when my husband's job will get back to...

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Happy Independence Day America! Jul 05, 2020

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA!

Today I am filled with gratitude, hope, love, joy....and sorrow.

Today is a day to celebrate America’s independence…our freedoms as Americans. We have freedoms in this country that so many others across the globe do not. The one I am most grateful for is the freedom...

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Is my love genuine through the lens of white privilege? Jun 04, 2020

IS MY LOVE GENUINE THROUGH THE LENS OF WHITE PRIVILEGE?

 
 

I've been meditating on Romans 12 this week. Over the weekend, God kept impressing this chapter on my heart and thoughts. So I chose it for my weekly Bible Study that I lead over on my Facebook page...

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Bring the Word to LIFE -- Hebrews 12 bible study faith trust May 17, 2020

BRING THE WORD TO LIFE -- Hebrews 12

I remember taking my kiddos ice skating for the first time. They were scared and were not steady on their feet. Most other people in the rink were skating along the rail, holding on for dear life, barely making it around. 

We, however, skated...

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Bring the Word to LIFE - 2 Corinthians 4 Apr 30, 2020

BRING THE WORD TO LIFE - 2 Corinthians 4

Updated: Nov 3, 2020 

The eternal weight of glory.

Oh how I long for the day when eternity is here. Sometimes, these momentary afflictions seem too much to bear. Paul the apostle encourages us to not lose heart. We need to keep moving...
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Bring the Word to LIFE - Acts 1:8 Apr 30, 2020

BRING THE WORD TO LIFE - Acts 1:8 

In 2018, after Momentum Youth Conference, our church youth group drove down to Kentucky to see Rend Collective (one of our favorite bands to see live). After they played, Jeremy Camp came on stage. I knew of him, but I couldn’t tell you any of his...

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