Author: Jodi Aiken

Be Encouraged With a Word for 2018

  I would like to share with you something that has motivated me and encouraged me over the last couple of years. Several years ago a challenge came out to have a “word” for the year. I thought nothing of it for the longest. However, two years ago the Lord inspired me to test it out. unbeknownst to me, my “word” for the year would be what propelled me to seek God more intimately, dig my heels in deeper, and flourish in my God-given purpose. If you have never asked God for a specific word to cling to for...

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Merry Christmas Ya’ll ✨

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  In Christ, ✨ Chris and Jodi Aiken, Dillon and Jennifer Aiken, Hayden Aiken and Mikaela Ramos ✨ Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Preparation Anchors our Faith

As a young girl, I loved Christmas time. It was full of preparation and anticipation. The guys would bring in a freshly cut tree filling the home with the aroma of pine.  We would decorate it with age-old, handcrafted ornaments, stringed popcorn, and large, multi-colored bulbs. I looked forward to evenings when the lights reflected off the huge picture window and walls the best. While sitting on the floor admiring the dreamy view at night, I would begin to anticipate within my heart what gifts might magically appear Christmas morning. Would it be the Baby Alive doll, Barbie and...

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Tattling On My Offenders

While enjoying the morning on my front porch an older gentleman caught my attention as he walked past me. At first, it was his age, pace, and slightly hunched-over back that caused me to pause and admire him. As he went past I heard him talking to himself. I was a bit concerned at first since he was alone. As I listened to his words I quickly realized he was talking to God as he walked. I felt honored to witness this private moment. It reminded me of the many times I too have walked the roads in my...

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Uncomfortable Obedience

  Recently I attended a conference. The speaker asked something of us that some may have found uncomfortable to do. He asked that we get up from our seats, come forward, and pray with someone we did not know. As I got up, I eagerly looked for the person God would lead me to, but I was not drawn to anyone standing there. As I scanned the room, I saw a woman sitting in her chair. I questioned if I should approach her. Her facial expression was one of deep contemplation. Perhaps longing for answers and peace. I asked...

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