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Dare to Do the Next Best Thing

It’s hard to just “be.” Isn’t it easier just to do more? Drawing our identity from the things we accomplish rather than from God is always easier. It would only take a second to hop on Pinterest and find an article on being more confident, less anxious, saving more, decluttering your house, overcoming depression, or… Continue reading Dare to Do the Next Best Thing

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3 Keys to Maintaining Peace

Do you ever tell yourself you’ll finally have peace when the house is clean and de-cluttered? The kids get along or when that one relationship is restored? Or maybe when you are financially set, and debt is paid off. I am constantly waiting for an old weary season to be over and new exciting season… Continue reading 3 Keys to Maintaining Peace

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Several Ways to Have the Worst Day Ever

The enemy has no new tricks up his sleeve. He is as cunning and shrewd today as he was in the Garden thousands of years ago. Nothing has changed. We fall into the same traps and believe the same lies, allowing him to steal joy, time, finances, and purpose. Before we know it, our perfectly… Continue reading Several Ways to Have the Worst Day Ever

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When All You Want is Chocolate

It’s only halfway through the first month of the New Year, and failure has already begun to overtake you. You’re standing at the sink and your teenage son slams the door and screams, “It’s stupid!” It really is stupid. It’s stupid I can’t get this parenting thing right. Two weeks into the New Year and… Continue reading When All You Want is Chocolate

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What You Really Need to Know About Your 2017 “Word.”

I am going to assume you want your year full of favor, prosperity, impossible dreams fulfilled, joy, and to be walking in purpose and fulfillment. Who doesn’t? None of us start our year out writing disappointment, setbacks, death, sickness, and unhappiness on our new year resolution list. Often we believe we have no control over… Continue reading What You Really Need to Know About Your 2017 “Word.”

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Advent Devotional (Week 4): Let’s Not Forget…He is

Each week during the Advent season, I am featuring a devotional on who Jesus is, to help us prepare our hearts for Christ’s birth. Isn’t it interesting how the holidays have this way of magnifying life? The good feels really good, and the hard parts seem really hard, almost unbearable. Some of us just can’t… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 4): Let’s Not Forget…He is

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Advent Devotional (Week 3): Jesus is Our Healer

Each week during the Advent season, I am featuring a devotional on who Jesus is, to help us prepare our hearts for Christ’s birth. If you missed previous weeks you could read (Week 1): Jesus is Restorer here and (Week 2) When All Hope Seems Lost here. guest post  by Clara Mumba  If you have ever lost… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 3): Jesus is Our Healer

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Advent Devotional (Week 2): When All Hope Seems Lost

“Now Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus” John 11:5. In his bedroom, after his shower, while I am getting his pajamas out of the drawer, he points to the scar on his chest. “Do you see this on my chest? This is where God healed me.” He is six and marked. “And this one… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 2): When All Hope Seems Lost

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Advent Devotional (Week 1): Jesus is Our Restorer

Each week during the Advent season, I’ll feature a devotion on who Jesus is, to help us prepare our hearts for Christ’s birth. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10. There aren’t too many of us living the abundant… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 1): Jesus is Our Restorer