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Posts by Kathi Lipp

Today’s Truth

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

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I am a systems girl.


Give me a new system, whether it’s in my house, on my computer, or for my calendar and I’m in my happy place. I feel deeply that if I have a good system, along with enough Post It Notes, I could rule the world.


So, when I signed up for the course on developing a devotional system, I thought to myself, “This is it! This is the secret sauce I’ve been missing all these years. If I just had a devotional system that really worked, my quiet time will be so much deeper.”


I got my system all organized (my inner Office Supply Geek was leaping for joy). There was a place for my Bible notes,

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Today’s Truth

I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.

John 15:11

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For years, I’ve heard the same message in sermons, Bible studies, magazine articles, and on social media: Christmas is not about the gifts, decorating, how the Christmas ham is prepared, parties or even Christmas cookies. We are all supposed to stop doing All. The. Things. and simply reflect in the glow of our Charlie Brown Christmas tree and spend the entire month rereading the story of Christ’s birth from Luke.


And for all those years, I’ve felt guilty about being madly in love with the “stuff” of Christmas. I love having friends and family over to eat, drink (hot chocolate) and be merry. I enjoy filling our grown kids’ stockings with care. I adore planning for our family’s

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Today’s Truth

Jesus replied, ‘Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?’ Then He said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.’

Luke 12:14-15

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Oh, it starts innocently enough.


It’s that small (or not so small) obsession with shoes. A little time on Zappos.com never hurt anyone.


Or the collection of books that seems to be growing by the nightstand (because Amazon 1-click makes it just that easy…)


It’s that drawer of gadgets, full of tools that will save you oh-so-much time in the kitchen or at work.


I’ve been there so many times – when I’ve been buying too much. More than I need or could really even use. Amazon becomes dangerous. Going to the mall becomes a mind battle. And don’t even get me started on darkening the doors of a Barnes & Noble. I’ve caught myself too many times in the grips

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8