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Draw Near: Experiencing God’s Presence for Ourselves

It can be easy to believe that hearing God’s word at church is enough. But God allows us to draw near to Him. We can experience His presence for ourselves. Food Food. Glorious food. It is something we cannot live without. When my babies were young, they depended on me to feed them. First through… Continue reading Draw Near: Experiencing God’s Presence for Ourselves

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Oath: God Can be Trusted Through the Most Fearful Times

Being prepared is not a wrong value, but it is when I put it over faith. God has made an oath to His children and He can be trusted. Preparation is something I value. But with 4 kids, it can be fleeting. I mean as in impossible… Distanced Rally It was 6:30 in the morning.… Continue reading Oath: God Can be Trusted Through the Most Fearful Times

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Reliable: Trusting Our Unchanging God in a Swirling World

While our world is ever-changing, we serve a God who is reliable and never changing. He can be trusted for He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Swirling Thoughts Yesterday was not my finest hour. If I am honest, this hasn’t been my greatest week either. My son Evan and I are living in… Continue reading Reliable: Trusting Our Unchanging God in a Swirling World

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Confidence: Relying on God’s Hope Through the Storms of Life

Life is guaranteed to bring storms. We must learn to put our confidence and trust in God. Only He can provide hope for the days ahead.  While everyone was hunkering down in anticipation for Hurricane Florence, my family too was (and still is), walking through a storm, but it’s not the tropical kind. It is… Continue reading Confidence: Relying on God’s Hope Through the Storms of Life

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Valued: Living Confidently Because We Know Our Worth

When we put our identity in relationships, we can question if we are valued. People are going to let us down. This post discusses where we find our worth. It started simply enough. My friend shared some good news. Only she didn’t share it with me first. I heard about it from another friend… A… Continue reading Valued: Living Confidently Because We Know Our Worth

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Provision: Trusting God to Provide Daily For All of Our Needs

God’s character lets us know He is in the providing business. We can trust Him to bring provision through daily bread to us. There is no need to fear.  I have always loved to read the stories behind the exodus. Moses and his own faults. The Israelites and their constant mistakes. I read their mishaps… Continue reading Provision: Trusting God to Provide Daily For All of Our Needs

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Poverty: Being Poor in Spirit, We Can Receive God’s Abundant Riches

Our poverty in spirit makes us feel useless. But because Jesus came to be poor, we can live above our impoverishment and be abundantly rich. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites..so he called his disciples to him and said…[they] gave out of their abundance but she out of her poverty… Mark… Continue reading Poverty: Being Poor in Spirit, We Can Receive God’s Abundant Riches

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Constant: Hopeful in the Waiting Because Jesus is Unchanging

Hope is challenging when our lives are full of waiting. Jesus is our hope and deliverer even when nothing may ever change. He is our constant. My friend had a broken heart. I’m done she wrote. Done praying, hoping, waiting. What kind of father allows his children to suffer and hurt when he has the… Continue reading Constant: Hopeful in the Waiting Because Jesus is Unchanging

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Hero: We Are Not the Main Character of this Story

God’s word is applicable to our lives, but this cannot be where we start. We must begin by acknowledging the true Hero of the story. I grew up in a family that attended church every Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. I heard a lot of preaching. But, it was only until college I… Continue reading Hero: We Are Not the Main Character of this Story

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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