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Kindness: 3 Tips for Floating on the Gift of God’s Grace

The gift of God’s grace can be hard to accept. Acceptance means we are flawed and need help. But God’s kindness sustains us in our weaknesses.  Many different seasons make up life. Some seasons are full of blessings, some full of heartache. Seasons can be filled with joy, hope, trials, grieving, and chaos. My current… Continue reading Kindness: 3 Tips for Floating on the Gift of God’s Grace

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Nourishment: Allowing the Psalms to Penetrate and Feed Our Souls

Food is one of the greatest joys and necessities of life. Yet, it isn’t our bodies alone that need nourishment. We must feed our souls with God’s truth.  We all need food. Food nourishes us, sustains us. Without food, we cannot live. Food is one of the greatest joys and necessities of life. Yet, it… Continue reading Nourishment: Allowing the Psalms to Penetrate and Feed Our Souls

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Sweetness: Tasting His Presence Through the Process

Sometimes faith is a process, or promises take a while to come true. In the place of waiting, the sweetness of the Presence of the Lord sustains us.  One of my favorite things about fall is all the delicious smells and tastes in the air. I love a mouthwatering apple cobbler; a buttery crust, topped… Continue reading Sweetness: Tasting His Presence Through the Process

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Held: Resting in God, Who is Present in Our Darkness

When we stand face to face with the dark and unknown, we can rest. We rest because we are held in the loving arms of our Almighty God, who has given victory over darkness.  This summer, my family took a vacation to Kentucky. We had a wonderful time visiting a horse farm, the Ark Encounter,… Continue reading Held: Resting in God, Who is Present in Our Darkness

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Middle: Trusting God’s Grace to Empower Us Daily

The grace of Jesus not only saves us for eternity but empowers us to live daily for Him. Let us not forget the power within us when we feel stuck in the middle.  Have you ever tried something really incredible? Something you didn’t think you could do, but you tried it anyway? Have you ever… Continue reading Middle: Trusting God’s Grace to Empower Us Daily

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Create: Partnering with God to Bring Beauty and Life to the World

You are made in the creative image of a wonderful Creator. He lovingly invites you to continually create with Him for His Kingdom! Eighteen years old and on a high school mission trip in Washington State, my mind racing, trying to find peace. It had been a wonderful morning of leading VBS with a local… Continue reading Create: Partnering with God to Bring Beauty and Life to the World

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Surrender: Focusing Our Hearts and Eyes On the One Who Calls

Jesus isn’t after our successes, but our hearts of surrender. When we fix our eyes on Him, all the BIG things simply become One thing. What are we called to? As Christians, what are we really called to? I have spent a ton of time asking God for “my calling.” What is the one big… Continue reading Surrender: Focusing Our Hearts and Eyes On the One Who Calls

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Limits: Learning to Love With Your Whole Heart

We are to love God with our whole heart, and others without limits even when it hurts. We will feel the pain of love when we choose to invest in people.  I have heard it said that when you have kids, a piece of your heart lives in someone else’s body. Having three kids of… Continue reading Limits: Learning to Love With Your Whole Heart