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Still: God Will Fight For Us and Prepare the Way Forward

We do not need to be afraid. We are to be still and see the Lord at work, trusting that He will will fight for us and prepare the way forward. Those who know me best would characterize me as an action person. Although in recent years health issues have slowed down aerobic activities, when… Continue reading Still: God Will Fight For Us and Prepare the Way Forward

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Layers: Allowing God to Expose and Peel Away Our Facade

There’s nothing wrong with a nice motivational saying to encourage. However, in order to bloom, we must accept reality and allow God to loosen those layers within our sinful selves. Bloom where you are planted… It’s spring, and that phrase is everywhere. I have no idea who coined it, but it’s definitely making ripples throughout… Continue reading Layers: Allowing God to Expose and Peel Away Our Facade

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Pace: Knowing When to Slow Down, and When to Speed Up

Life is like a marathon, you have to keep a steady pace in order to finish strong. Going too fast? Too slow? Are you able to focus? Are you carrying an extra load, and need some grace? This post was originally published August 2014  I love to run. Like, really, really, really love to run.… Continue reading Pace: Knowing When to Slow Down, and When to Speed Up

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Giver: Surprising Answers to Our Secret Heart Prayers

God is the giver Who gives what we don’t even know we need. He knows the depths of our hearts and answers the secret prayers within us, surprising us with His blessings. I want to share with you my first prayer I wrote a little over a year ago when I started writing my prayers… Continue reading Giver: Surprising Answers to Our Secret Heart Prayers

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Training: Being Equipped for Battle Through Daily Faithfulness

We cannot wait for the big battles of life to learn to fight. We need daily training. God will prepare us for battle in the day to day faithful small acts of doing life. Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on… Continue reading Training: Being Equipped for Battle Through Daily Faithfulness

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Near: Showing, and Being Shown Grace Through Pain

Experiencing pain is part of life. Hopefully it produces growth. Regardless of what gets us into uncomfortable or agonizing situations, our Father is always near to us showing us grace. Riding a skateboard isn’t like riding a bike. You can’t jump on a board and grind your way through the neighborhood if you haven’t ridden… Continue reading Near: Showing, and Being Shown Grace Through Pain

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Useful: Foundations for Effective Serving

It is important for all of us to feel useful; to feel as though we have a purpose. Understanding and accepting the foundations of effectiveness, creates confidence in serving God. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good… Continue reading Useful: Foundations for Effective Serving

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Conqueror: Using Our Super Powers, and Living Victorious

Scripture tells us that we are victorious. But what, exactly, have we been a conqueror over? If we were really victorious, why do we feel weary, and defeated? How do we fight? I’m a bit of a brawler. I am little, but in some situations I act like I am 6 foot 4, and 250… Continue reading Conqueror: Using Our Super Powers, and Living Victorious