Grace Race

Grace Race

Is anything getting you off track in your faith journey?  If you want to run a good race in this Christian life, then remember God’s grace in your life. 

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Patricia Batten
The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

As a parent, I know that there’s “the truth” and then there’s “the whole truth.”

Most arguments between my children happen when I’m downstairs and they’re upstairs, or I’m cooking and they’re playing. I dash into the family room or the bedroom and ask, “What happened?”

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Patricia Batten
Clean Slate

Clean Slate

In the movie The Dark Knight Rises, Cat Woman will do just about anything to get one thing in particular.  It’s not money she’s after; nor is it a precious jewel; it’s not a relationship or fame or a litter of little kitties.  All she wants…is a fresh start; a clean slate. 

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Patricia Batten
Family Feud

Family Feud

In his six years of life, Timmy has racked up hours, possibly days or weeks-worth of time-outs.  It’s very possible that a little spot is worn into the second step where Timmy rests his rear end ‘to calm down’ and ‘refocus.’  Getting in trouble is no fun at all. 

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Patricia Batten
Not a Forlorn Hope

Not a Forlorn Hope

How is your ‘hope in the Lord?’  Is it renewing your strength?  Do you feel like you’re soaring?  Or has your hope in the Lord become hopeless; forlorn?

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Patricia Batten