His Will For Me For Right Now

I met her for coffee late Thursday afternoon. She had been in my 12th grade Sunday school class over six years ago. We’ve been in touch, mostly through social media – if that counts, but hadn’t spent any real time together in way too long. She’s been busy graduating college, starting her career and getting […]

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6/04/2022

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Intentionality

Her Lord’s Lead

Today I am 45 years and 2 weeks old. A casual observer of my life, might think I am having some mid-life crisis. I ended my 12 year gig as a church weekday preschool director. I have gone back to school, enrolling at Lipscomb University and finding myself taking graduate courses where most of my […]

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8/09/2021

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Guiding and Providing

“Where God guides He provides” Isaiah 58:11 That simple paraphrased verse, in simple but elegant fonts is printed in white on a black, chalkboard-like background. It could be hung, but instead the plaque is propped on my desk as a reminder. It was a gift from the staff of the preschool I have ministered at […]

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7/11/2021

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Insights in Scripture

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Meditating and Memorizing ~ Philippians 1:18-20

I come from a long line of great “expectators.” The women in my family, including my daughters, all have grand plans that we like to see come to fruition. Not only do we want to see our plans fulfilled, we want to see them fulfilled the way we want to see them fulfilled. When our […]

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Holy Week Reflections 2021

“Substitutionary Penal Atonement” – This was one aspect of one issue that my Facebook friend and old acquaintance claimed as why she couldn’t ascribe to Christianity. She is highly educated and very well-respected. She used lots of big, long words to prove her points and to elevate our give and take. She ended the discussion […]

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~ Meditating and Memorizing ~ Psalm 46 Part 2

Thanks for coming back for seconds and finishing out this psalm with me. (If you missed Part 1 you can find it here: https://taravinson.com/2021/01/13/meditating-and-memorizing–psalm-46-part-1/(opens in a new tab) ) This second part very much “flows” from the first part. I would recommend reading the first seven verses of Psalm 46 before you get going. . […]