Quick to Judge

Quick to Judge - Rhonda Madge Christian Author

The English idiom “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” is a metaphorical phrase, which means “you shouldn’t prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone.” I was found guilty of doing this exact thing this week, that is until I felt the tug of the Holy Spirit—I take that back,…

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Get Moving

Get Moving Rhonda Madge Author

“Earth has no sorrows that heaven can’t heal. Lay down your burdens…lay down your shame. All who are broken lift up your face…” Lyrics to Come As You Are by David Crowder Most mornings it seems that I awake with a song playing in my head. Today, I did not. Instead, I woke up agitated. First of…

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Cancer Does Indeed Suck

Cancer Does Indeed Suck Rhonda Madge Author

“Mrs. Madge, you need to come in for a biopsy. Your mammogram has shown an area of concern.” There isn’t any breast cancer in our family. It’s probably nothing. As I was prepped that day, the nurses warned me that the steel table was very cold. They numbed my skin around my breast so that…

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“Voice to the Voiceless” Part II

Voice to the Voiceless Rhonda Madge Christian Author

In January I wrote a blog post called “A Voice to the Voiceless” regarding our daughter Rachel and her fight to go to college in spite of her learning differences. This post might make more sense if you revisit the first one on January 23, 2018. When I left off, Rachel had been accepted to…

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Crippled by Fear

Crippled by Fear - Rhonda Madge Christian Author

  “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” Oswald Chambers Fear can be crippling. I know, because I have allowed it to happen to me. It wasn’t until recent years that I recognized that my greatest…

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The Assurance of Things Not Seen

Rhonda Madge - Christian Author - The assurance of things not seen

Our pastor recently started a sermon series on the book of Hebrews, specifically chapter eleven, which is known as the faith chapter. The opening verse says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Even though I had read this chapter many times, my eyes were finally opened…

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Old and New

Old and New Rhonda Madge Christian Author

Often times when I am with friends and am reflecting upon my life, I refer to “Rhonda before Jesus” and “Rhonda after Jesus.” The difference, you ask? The desires of my heart. Life before Jesus was all about me. I was attracted to what I believed would bring the greatest happiness. The truth is, it…

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It’s Not My Fault

It’s Not My Fault

Have you ever been to a marriage conference? My man and I have been to a few over the years, and, without question, one of the topics is always about the importance of communication, which is at the very core of every healthy marriage. We recently received a statement in the mail indicating that we…

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How Do You See Yourself?

How Do You See Yourself

There is a story in the Bible from the book of Numbers, chapter thirteen, that I find fascinating. This is the point when God brings the Israelites out of slavery and through the desolate wilderness, leading them to the border of the promised land. There was just one problem–the son’s of Israel saw that the…

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The Harvest

Harvest - Rhonda Madge

God works in mysterious ways. I can hear my sweet grandmother telling me that right now. I never understood what that meant growing up, but now I find myself repeating the same thing. One night we were invited to meet a man by the name of Beni Lup from Romania. Friends of ours were having…

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