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WE HAVE ONLY ONE BODY – TAKE CARE OF IT

Tomorrow is my follow up with Dr. Gordon for last month’s Rhizotomies. I’m thankful to report that I’m finally able to take long walks in the evening and today I’ve returned to the gym. I know exercise is key but with my hardware I must always be wise. I do my best to keep my back straight and have good posture since I’m a virtual ‘bionic woman’ on the skeletal level due to back surgeries. I’ve worked very hard to keep myself moving (as years ago I was told I may be in a wheelchair) and today I was back in the pool – progress.

As I walk, I worship the Lord through my headphones. I’ve been so thankful to be moving better that I’m virtually be-bopping as I walk. I still have pain, but thankfully less.

Denny, the YMCA lifeguard, said I looked great and she could see I felt better just by seeing my smile.  Please keep me in your prayers, I pray I hear the same from more friends.

Blessings, Mary

Zach Williams – Chain Breaker (Official Music Video)
American marines singing “Days of Elijah” (Lirycs)
David Crowder*Band – How He Loves (Official Music Video)
Casting Crowns – Nobody (Official Music Video) ft. Matthew West
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Did You Know God Loves to Showcase His Mercy?

How would we live our lives if we truly understood that our purpose is to love Him and to love His reflection in our neighbors? The truth is we are chosen, loved, welcomed, counted holy and blameless because of what Christ accomplished on the cross for us. Jesus said “It is finished” (John 19:30) and He alone paid the price for us to be received by His Father in eternity.

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Christians, Can We Stop Romanticizing Marriage & Scriptures Already?

Don’t get me wrong, I believe healthy marriages are the foundation to any flourishing society and I’m in no way minimizing or chastising marriage or the need for children and families. I’m simply advocating for realism in our Christian literature and daily devotionals targeted towards women – especially as it relates to the relationship between Christ as the bridegroom and the church as the bride. It's like the Easter Bunny to Christ’s Resurrection or Santa Clause to the Birth of Christ - and it's the exact reason I prefer Oswald Chambers over others like Max Lucado.