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Champion: How to Walk Through This World With Boldness

We are instructed to not live in fear, but the struggle is all too real. Only with our Champion can we walk through life with boldness. I recently saw a posting on Facebook that said, “Fear not can be found 365 times in the Bible.” As a natural doubting Thomas, I went in search of… Continue reading Champion: How to Walk Through This World With Boldness

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Alone: Learning How to Combat Loneliness in a Godly Way

We can go through seasons of loneliness. It is important to surround ourselves with trusted people when we feel alone and remember God is always with us. Loneliness is something that many of us deal with at one point or another. I know I have. Being single often leaves me feeling alone. While others my… Continue reading Alone: Learning How to Combat Loneliness in a Godly Way

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Apology: Asking for Forgiveness is Difficult but Freeing

Admitting we have hurt someone and asking for forgiveness can be difficult. A genuine apology shows obedience to God and frees us from sin and pain. Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. Ephesians 4:32, NET Polarizing Tactics For the first twenty-five years of our… Continue reading Apology: Asking for Forgiveness is Difficult but Freeing

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Release: Letting Go of Our Control and Clinging to the Lord

When we release our worry and control to the Lord and cling to His promises, we can experience genuine freedom in our lives. A few mornings ago, I awoke at dawn to the familiar sound of birds chirping outside my bedroom window. A refreshing stretch of beautiful spring weather has called for sleeping with the… Continue reading Release: Letting Go of Our Control and Clinging to the Lord

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Religion: Distinguishing between Obligation and Relationship

There are times we question our salvation. In those moments we must rely on the Bible to distinguish between religion and relationship. I have been a Christian for much of my life and like many Christians have doubted my religion and even my faith. “Is this real?” “Am I actually connected to God?” Those are… Continue reading Religion: Distinguishing between Obligation and Relationship

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Anger: Slowing Anger to Help Us Conform to God’s Image

The anger is rarely righteous and does not help us reflect the image of God. We must look inward and to His Word to inform how we act upon our emotion. As a child, I boiled over with outrage on a regular basis. I felt the anger so viscerally, I thought it was important to… Continue reading Anger: Slowing Anger to Help Us Conform to God’s Image

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Now: How Are We to Practice Godliness in a Life of Tension?

In 2 Timothy, Paul talks about what will occur in the last days, or end times. Has every generation before now read this passage and thought, Is this now? I sure do. In a life of tension, how do we keep practicing godliness? But understand this, that in the last days there will come times… Continue reading Now: How Are We to Practice Godliness in a Life of Tension?

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Deeper: Diving Deep Into God’s Word Instead Of Treading On Its Surface

We have been given the best treasure for finding and knowing God. The only true way to truly know Him is by diving deeper into the Bible. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Genesis… Continue reading Deeper: Diving Deep Into God’s Word Instead Of Treading On Its Surface

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Refocus: Centering Our Lives on God While the World Fades Away

Being overwhelmed by the responsibilities of this world should not take our focus off of God. We must refocus our lives on God and let the world fade away. My relationship with God is my number one focus. If I nurture and grow my relationship with Him, He will take care of everything in the… Continue reading Refocus: Centering Our Lives on God While the World Fades Away

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Restoration: Allowing The Lord to Heal Our Brokenness with Beauty

When we hand over the broken pieces of our hearts to the Lord, we can expect restoration. We emerge from His mending with even greater beauty and value. A few years ago, I found myself in one of the most lovely places I’ve ever seen: Duck, North Carolina. A tiny barrier island at the northernmost… Continue reading Restoration: Allowing The Lord to Heal Our Brokenness with Beauty