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Sisters: Learning Priorities and Redemption through Mary and Martha

We can often become defensive when others point out our shortcomings. Jesus used both Mary and Martha to teach a powerful lesson. Our walk with God strengthens through the encouragement and example of our fellow sisters!  And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But… Continue reading Sisters: Learning Priorities and Redemption through Mary and Martha

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Renewing: Training Our Minds to Seek the Will of God

We strive toward our own plans but we must allow God’s word and voice to direct us, daily. This provides a supernatural renewing and calm to our minds. Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God;… Continue reading Renewing: Training Our Minds to Seek the Will of God

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Tapestry: Changing Our Perspective on the Big Picture

Sometimes our lives can feel like a huge jumbled mess of ups and downs. We may not be able to see the whole tapestry, but we must trust God has complete control.  since God is not a God of disorder but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33, CSB The lead pastor of my church, JD Greear,… Continue reading Tapestry: Changing Our Perspective on the Big Picture

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Burdens: Offering Gratitude and Thanksgiving to God

When we choose to dwell on the struggles of this life, we can easily become burdened. We can release these burdens through gratitude and thanksgiving to God. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, Hebrews 12:28, CSB… Continue reading Burdens: Offering Gratitude and Thanksgiving to God

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Reflection: Transforming Our Mirror Image to Reflect Christ

Our physical reflection can sometimes be hard to accept. Our true mirror image transforms through the power of salvation in Christ.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12, CSB I… Continue reading Reflection: Transforming Our Mirror Image to Reflect Christ

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Gift: Remembering the Intricate Work of God’s Hands

Our human hands can create such beautiful things. But nothing compares to the intricate work of God’s hands or His beautiful gift of salvation. I have made the earth and created humans on it. It was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded everything in them.  Isaiah 45:12, CSB I am amazed… Continue reading Gift: Remembering the Intricate Work of God’s Hands

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Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others

Sharing about our past can leave us feeling exposed in front of others. Our approval comes from God alone. We must proclaim the good things He has done in our lives!  The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools. Proverbs 15:7, CSB Have you ever had a dream where… Continue reading Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others