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It’s time to build the temple

Several weeks ago I shared with you a bible study I’d attended on the book of Haggai called Why Can’t This be Easier? In it, I talked about how the Israelites were instructed by God and then challenged by His prophet Haggai to rebuild God’s temple.  One of the things that kept them from rebuilding […]

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Hard things we don’t like to hear

“Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may […]

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Why can’t this be easier?

Do you ever just ask yourself:  “Why do I have to do this?  Why can’t this be easier?”  I was listening to a bible study this week and studying the book of Haggai.  If you’re like me then you may not even be familiar with the book of Haggai at all.  Leading up to this […]

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Memories of Dad: Gone to work for Jesus

A few weeks ago my mom, sister and I attended the Hardin-Turner Family reunion. It was so good to see all of our family after being apart during the pandemic. It was especially good to spend time with my dad’s sisters and brothers and other family who still share amazing memories of my dad. I […]

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How do we know?

I’ve been praying and asking God for answers for a while now.  I especially began seeking His guidance over the time that Tawdra Kandle and I shared our “Forty Days with the Risen Christ” devotional.  Then the week before last at a bible study we discussed the holy spirit and the gifts the Spirit gives […]

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Our bound prayer matters

Prayers matter. This broken world needs prayer now more than ever. Prayer matters. As Tawdra and I have written our “Forty Days of Following the Resurrected Lord” devotional, we’ve been binding our prayers with each other and all of you who follow us online. Those prayers are doing amazing things! Just a few weeks ago […]

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I won’t try

There really isn’t a right thing for me to say is there?  Twenty-one lives lost… Twenty-one voices silenced… Twenty-one hugs disappeared… Twenty-one families destroyed… All of those hearts broken… And the rest of us—the lucky ones—sitting in limbo trying to make sense. Trying desperately to understand… There really isn’t a right thing for me to […]

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How can words do a life justice?

A life is a precious thing. A collection of years bound up with love and tears and hope. How can words do a life justice? It was my fifth eulogy. But as I sat to write it I was filled with the same sense of inadequacy as when I wrote the first one about twenty-four […]

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Prayer with Friends

In their follow-up to The Faith Book, Tawdra Kandle & Olivia Hardin share their thoughts on faith, prayer, and the impact of the Resurrection in their lives. These two friends live thousands of miles apart, but their shared faith in one God has led them to boundless gifts, including each other! In The Prayer Book, […]

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The day is coming…

(Taken in part from a post originally published April 3, 2021) Last year my Pastor recounted the story of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem. “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone […]