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Beth Bates
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Wife, Mom, Friend, Blogger.
Wife, Mom, Friend, Blogger.

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I’ve often wondered if Mary would look at our “holiday” of Good Friday and feel pain in her heart for what she went through on that day so many centuries ago. It wasn’t a good day for her. Obviously I’ve never met her, but I feel I can confidently say…

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Friends, I’ve stayed away from politics for the most part on social media.  I really believe that we’re better served having these hard conversations one on one with a cup of coffee, rather than behind a keyboard. But here is what I will say today.   1.…

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Do you have those things that take you back to a place or a person or an event? Maybe it’s a song (this time that’s NOT what this is!), a smell, a place, a piece of clothing? Or maybe, like me today, it’s something totally weird. Like a package of gum.…

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We’ve all heard that phrase “grow where you’re planted”. It’s a nice thought, right? You’ve been placed in this “soil”, so grow while you’re in it. But recently, looking at a little note at my friend Christy’s desk, God gave me a new perspective on that.…

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“Who can separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or hard times or harm or hunger? Can nakedness or danger or war? It is written, “Because of you, we face death all day long.  We are considered as sheep to be killed.” NO! In all these things we will do…

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Oh this song. It hits me right in the feels every.single.time. If I told you my story, what would you hear? I don’t really mean the things, the ups, the downs. The struggles, the victories, the losses.  If I told you my story, would you hear Jesus? Would…

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A couple of years ago I added a little page and told a little story about Juice Plus+.  Because this space has always been about how God speaks to me and how I hope you can hear Him through my words, I promised to not post a lot about Juice Plus+.  I’d…

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   In one final act, the act of ultimate love & sacrifice, Jesus spoke the words. “It is finished.” With that, once and for all, hell was defeated. He hung on that cross and thought of YOU. His death was for YOU. That thing that seems to big to overcome?…

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So, a little over 3 years ago we were in transition.  After feeling God was calling me home from 3 1/2 years working at our church, I was embarking on a new journey. I would be working from home as a Virtual Assistant (yes, it’s a real job. yes, I really…

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Favor. It’s something we all want in day to day life. We ask for favor(s) when we need something or when something we want isn’t in our reach without help from someone else. But what I’m learning in my life is that favor…God’s favor…is all around me all…
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