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

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

Staying Thankful In the Middle of Your Trials

Staying Thankful In the Middle of Your Trials

 Hello Altered Stories Family. As I write, we are in Thanksgiving Day week, a time for family food and football.  And yet, even as we gather around our Thanksgiving Day table, for some of you there may not be much to be thankful for, or so it appears. There might be...

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Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love

Hello Altered Stories Family, Today is Veteran's Day here in the United States.  I happen to live in a military town and my Mom served in the Army 82 Airborne. I'm sure that you can think of those in your friends and family who also chose to put on the uniform or...

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What Are You Reaping?

What Are You Reaping?

Hello, Altered Stories Family,  Earlier this month, our Pastor preached a series on reaping a harvest.  It got me to thinking, what are you and I reaping as we walk in the Kingdom?  Everything we do, whether good or bad will be accounted for when we stand before God,...

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Christians and Halloween

Christians and Halloween

Hello Altered Stories Family.  This month we are again confronted with the question of how we should, as Christ-followers, handle Halloween? I understand that this is a touchy issue, but it is one we need to contend with.  There are many options when dealing with this...

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Don’t Take Your Eye Off The Ball

Don’t Take Your Eye Off The Ball

Hello Altered Stories Family,   This week I come with a reminder, something the Lord has been reminding me of in a few ways. As we move into October and have changed into Fall, now more than ever we must not take our eye off the ball.  The Bible says that our enemy,...

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Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change

Hello Altered Stories Family, Earlier this month we celebrated the Rosha Hashanah, otherwise known as the Jewish New Year.  It is a time of reflection over the events of this past year and looking forward to the year ahead with great anticipation of positive change. ...

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God Your Will

God Your Will

Hello Altered Stories Family,  As I write, my husband and I are coming off a two-week trip where we spoke at a podcasting conference and then went to Missouri. Needless to say, my body feels like it has been run over by a truck and then some.  That said, during this...

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The Cost of Free Will

The Cost of Free Will

Hello Altered Stories Family,   I want to talk about a subject that has caused controversy within the church.  The Bible says we as humans have free will to choose whether to follow God or not. Yet what does it look like to follow him? Yeshua, Jesus gives us a hint...

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Do We Understand Our Freedom in Christ?

Do We Understand Our Freedom in Christ?

Hello Altered Stories Family,  As we just celebrated the fourth of July and the birth of America, I have seen clips on social media that show people do not know what July 4th is, and why we celebrate the holiday.   As sad as this is, I think the even more frustrating...

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Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Hello Altered Stories Family,  I'm currently writing this blog at my hotel at the Spark Media Conference.  It is very late.  The Lord has provided many opportunities for me to meet other podcasters and to gain new contacts at this conference.  However, one thing that...

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