Author: Tammy L. Mashburn

Weapons of Defense: Fighting For Your Soul

Preparing for battle means gathering the right weapons of defense. Fighting for our souls is to fight for our lives.  Dearest Readers, I pray you are being fed well with Mornings In the Word. As my Soul Sister would say, we are in negative numbers. I will miss sharing a daily Word with you. Time in His Word is my life, my survival guide in The Wilderness. Tempted by Satan, Jesus himself pointed the way for us in the wilderness. We learn the best weapons of defense by the Son of God. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit...

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Characteristics of Spiritual Growth

“Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth.” A. W. Tozer Dearest Readers, My growing up days I spent longing for growth. I wanted to grow a bit taller. Grow into a bigger clothing size. Grow to be seen and chosen for the kickball team. Even though I hated kickball. -Smile- These days I cry out for spiritual growth. I found Him in the wilderness, fell in love with Him on the mountaintop. I long to go deeper, to grow in His knowledge and wisdom. To decrease as He increases. Today, let us look at the characteristics of...

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The Cost of Idolatry: Self Destruction, Secrecy, and More

Idolatry leads to secrecy, self-destruction, temporary fulfillment, jealousy, exposure, and spiritual death. Dearest Readers, Leaves continue to fall, days are shorter, the calendar moves forward without permission. This is the time of year I long to freeze the calendar, cozy up in a corner with a good book or three. The moving of time has brought us to the second half of 31 Mornings in The Word. Wow! For those of you who continue to follow along, many thanks. Your feedback is welcomed! Today’s words are perhaps the hardest words to write as I sweep my own idols out...

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Do Your Work and Stop Comparing

Answer your calling, serve from your sweet spot and stop looking over your shoulder, comparing your ministry to someone else. Serve where you are planted. “If I want him to remain until I come,” Jesus answered, “what is that to you? As for YOU follow me.” John 21:22 (CSB-Emphasis Mine) Dearest Reader, I want you to know, as God gives me words to pen, they come from a place of deep work in my own heart. He is ever pruning me, planting His Word deeper into my heart. It is sometimes painful. Growing pains typically are. Theodore Roosevelt said...

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A Prayer For Your Sunday: Psalms 19

Praying Scripture from Psalm 19 A prayer for your Sunday from Psalm 19 The heavens declare your glory and proclaim the work of your hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. No words are needed. Their message goes out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens, You pitch a tent for the sun. It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; Nothing is hidden from its heat. Your instructions are perfect, renewing our life. Your testimony is...

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