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Work: Persevering Through Exhaustion to Serve God’s Kingdom

Day to day tasks and work can feel unfulfilling, causing exhaustion. We must persevere through negative attitudes to continue serving God’s Kingdom. Don’t grow tired of doing good… I know it’s easier said than done. I know because I’m exhausted with it. Exhausted I’m exhausted from homeschooling my children so they will be trained in… Continue reading Work: Persevering Through Exhaustion to Serve God’s Kingdom

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Intentions: Learning to Desire God’s Pure Love Above All

Desiring a partner is natural, but we must examine our intentions before we enter into relationships. We must learn to desire God’s love above all.  Boys, boys, boys. Oh boy. I’m sure it’s no surprise that I, a teenager, am writing about boys. But let me ask you this, am I the only age group… Continue reading Intentions: Learning to Desire God’s Pure Love Above All

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Voice: Speak Hope in the Midst of Turmoil and Division

Every entertainer loves a captive audience. Yet, we do not have to become captive to the media’s show. We can rise above and be a voice of hope.  In our house, we have several little sayings that remind each of us who we are, and what we are called to. For example, I often hear… Continue reading Voice: Speak Hope in the Midst of Turmoil and Division

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Motivations: Allowing Scripture to Guide Your Growth

Having a plan for personal growth is a positive venture. Being aware of the true motivations behind that desire can help determine the maturity actually derived from the pursuit of such goals.  Some people thrive on New Year’s resolutions. Having a plan forward motivates them to be purposeful about their goals. Whether it’s wellness, organization,… Continue reading Motivations: Allowing Scripture to Guide Your Growth

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Vulnerable: Letting Go of Fear and Embracing God’s Guidance

Fear is the enemy and the answer is becoming vulnerable. That seems crazy, yet God calls us to be a little crazy. Let go of the fear and embrace God’s guidance.  “I don’t know.” Why do these three little words cause such fear and anxiety in us? I hate saying these words. They make me… Continue reading Vulnerable: Letting Go of Fear and Embracing God’s Guidance

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Stubborn: The Lord’s Overwhelming, Relentless, Sacrificial Love

The Lord is stubborn in His pursuit of our devotion. His love is relentless and sacrificial. He knows the pain we carry and is waiting for us to trust Him. “You need to get off the table,” I spoke as calmly as humanly possible. Deep breaths. Preparing for what was to come. We were on… Continue reading Stubborn: The Lord’s Overwhelming, Relentless, Sacrificial Love

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Depression: Fighting for Joy in the Midst of Darkness

As believers, we may think depression and faith could not occur together. But because of the cross, we who face despair can still find hope.  Depression is something we hear about all the time. I’m here to tell you it is much more than just being sad. Most Christians I know who have struggled with… Continue reading Depression: Fighting for Joy in the Midst of Darkness

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Friend: Loving at All Times Through God’s Abundant Grace

We can all be tempted to be a superficial friend. Being a true friend requires God’s abundant grace to lay down our lives. Resting on my desk in a silver frame is a photo of beloved friends sitting, smiling, and leaning into each other around a table. It was taken at a favorite restaurant in… Continue reading Friend: Loving at All Times Through God’s Abundant Grace

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Noise: Allowing the Lord to Carry Us Towards Ultimate Peace

It is difficult to truly find stillness with all the noise surrounding us. In the darkest of seasons, the Lord will carry us towards His ultimate peace.  How I longed for the feeling of peace. To be able to sit in stillness and feel the Lords comforting arms wrap around me like a warm blanket.… Continue reading Noise: Allowing the Lord to Carry Us Towards Ultimate Peace

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Uncertain: Allowing God to Guide Through the Unknowns

We all have the desire to know our future is secure. We fear the uncertain. When we surrender our plans to God, we have an assurance that He works for us and puts things together for our good.  Life is full of uncertainties. I fight against this fact, tooth and nail. I am a planner.… Continue reading Uncertain: Allowing God to Guide Through the Unknowns