Author Archives: maryjalford

He Hears!

Have you ever prayed—poured out your hear to God—and waited for an answer but it feels as if no one is listening? I think we all have felt that way at some point in our lives. No matter what you … Continue reading

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Take a Breath and Pray

While I love the writing life, sometimes I have the tendency to overbook myself and before you know it, I’m extremely busy. Last month was a prime example of this. I had to finish a full manuscript to turn in … Continue reading

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When God Calls You Back

Growing up, I was the youngest of four kids and there was quite a bit of an age gap between my two brothers and myself. Though my sister was only a few years older, when she started school, I was … Continue reading

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Quiet Your Mind

Do you ever feel as if you’re running in a dozen different directions and not accomplishing anything? I’ve felt this way a lot lately. With numerous writing deadlines approaching, it’s hard to stay focused on what is my most urgent … Continue reading

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What’s Your Purpose?

Did you know that you were created for a purpose? It’s true. As Christians, God has a mission for each of us to fulfil. One that He specifically designed for us and only we can complete. It doesn’t matter how … Continue reading

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Easter Wasn’t the End of The Story!

This past Sunday, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. After being betrayed by one of His disciples, enduring mockery by Roman soldiers, and suffering a beating to the point of being unrecognizable, He died an excruciating death on the cross. … Continue reading

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In The Beginning. . .

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 The beginning of everything is outlined in Genesis. From the creation of the heavens and the earth to man’s beginning. How the animals and the plants and trees … Continue reading

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When the Road Disappears

It’s easy to stay on track when everything is going smoothly. The road ahead is clear, and life is chugging along like a well-tuned car. Honoring God during those times comes naturally.    But what happens when it feels as … Continue reading

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You Are Loved!

If you ever have any doubts about how much God loves you, all you have to do is open His word. His love for us flows from the pages of the Bible and is written in the red-letter words spoken … Continue reading

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Persistence

This little guy’s name is Cody, and he loves taking walks. It’s like a new adventure for him every single day. My husband and I walk each morning around our property. We live on seventy acres, so we have our … Continue reading

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He is Always Working out What Is Best for Us

God is so faithful. He has proven this over and over to me throughout my life. Even when I didn’t really ask for His help, He steered me in the direction that was best for me. He guided me to … Continue reading

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His Way is so Much Better Than Mine

I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer, though the journey to get there has been a bumpy one, to say the least. When I finally began taking my writing seriously, I felt the pressure to become published immediately. … Continue reading

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Come and see!

Our pastor is taking us through the book of John each Sunday morning. We recently read John 1:38-39 which reads, Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is … Continue reading

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Clear Away the Clutter

Another Christmas has passed. I hope you each had a wonderful celebration of the birth of our Savior. At my house, it’s time to take down the tree. Put away the decorations for another year and prepare for the New … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of Christmas

If you are still in the middle of getting ready for Christmas you probably think, “There’s nothing simple about this.”  And you’re right. Preparing for Christmas gets harder every year, but the simplicity of God’s plan for Christmas couldn’t be … Continue reading

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