give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

Be Thankful in All Things

Be Thankful in All Things

Hello Altered Stories Family,   As we enter into this Thanksgiving week, I encourage you to take time to reflect on what you are thankful for this time of year. God’s Word calls us to, “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to...

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What Impact are You Having?

What Impact are You Having?

Hello, Altered Stories Family, This past weekend, I attended a funeral/life celebration for my husband’s brother-in-law. It was held at a military base, as he served for eight years in the United States Army. The ceremony was excellent and moving. During the service,...

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Confronting Death with Hope

Confronting Death with Hope

Greetings, Altered Stories Family, As I write, my thoughts go toward a subject that no matter who you are we all will face this reality 100% of the time, that subject is—death and dying. Within the last two weeks in our family, Mike lost his brother-in-law, and we...

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A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

Hello, Altered Stories family, What do you do when facing a situation that angers you? Whether it is a righteous anger or not, the feeling is legitimate. What do you do with it? The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:26, “Be angry, and do not sin, do not let the sun go...

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Strength of Character In These Times

Strength of Character In These Times

Hello, Altered Stories Family, Today, let me ask you a few questions.  When everything happens around you, or to you, who are you? When you are tempted to act in a way that is not befitting for a follower of Christ, who are you? When pressured to sin or act in a way...

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Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

Hello, Altered Stories Family, As we approach the end of July and will be entering a new August month, I've been giving thought to what we absorb into our lives.  Many times, what we listen to is wrapped up in pretty packaging, but up to no good. Ephesians 4:14 (NIV)...

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The “Dog Days” of Our Faith

The “Dog Days” of Our Faith

Hello, Altered Stories Ministry Family, We are now in the middle of what is known as the "dog days" of Summer, when not much is happening, and time tends to move slowly.  Added to this doldrum, temperatures rise hotter and hotter, driving people indoors.  We also tend...

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Sharing Christ’s Freedom

Sharing Christ’s Freedom

Hello, Altered Stories Family, Previously, I wrote about the freedom we have in Christ.  As we look forward to Independence Day, let us focus on the freedom we have and the privilege of sharing Christ with others. When we give our lives to the Lord, we become a member...

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A Time of Refreshment

A Time of Refreshment

Hello, Altered Stories Ministry Family, As we enter into the summer months, these months often bring with them times of fun, heat, depending on where you live, and plenty of time spent with your family and friends.  As a child, I often spent time with my dad.  We...

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Press into God

Press into God

Dogging my Steps by Teresa Blaes I see you, Dogging my every step... With your lackies close behind, shame and regret. Reminding me of my failure, and my every misstep, Making me want to shrink back in the mist. Of them whispering in my ear,  “Call it quits while...

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