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Abandon: Answering God’s Call to Surrender Our Lives

God would call us a thousand times if He has to. May we not ignore His call and surrender our lives to live for Him with reckless abandon. A few weeks ago, while driving to the beach with our oldest granddaughter, we drove Gary, my husband a bit mad with blasting chick music. Since she… Continue reading Abandon: Answering God’s Call to Surrender Our Lives

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Loved: Knowing God Desires Us for Who We Were Created to Be

We believe so many lies. One of the easiest to believe is that we cannot be loved. But God desires and loves us for who He created us to be! I’m a pretty good driver. The only accident I’ve ever been in was entirely not my fault. I’ve never received a ticket. Never even been… Continue reading Loved: Knowing God Desires Us for Who We Were Created to Be

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Finite: Surrendering to God’s Infinite Power and Grace

We often forget our humanness. When we accept that we are limited and finite, God’s infinite power can work. It’s through Him we can do anything at all! I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16, NLT Confronted… face to face with my… Continue reading Finite: Surrendering to God’s Infinite Power and Grace

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Empty: Supplying Everything We Need from Our Limitless God

If you constantly run, you’ll grow tired. If you’re always running out of gas, but never filling back up, you cannot go anywhere. Why choose to be empty when we can choose to overflow with the love of God? Running On Empty Lately, I’ve been living from moment to moment. What’s next? What am I… Continue reading Empty: Supplying Everything We Need from Our Limitless God

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Remembrance: Erecting Memorials in Our Hearts to God

Jacob and Joshua erected stone memorials for remembrance of the Lord’s work. Do we actively create memorials in our hearts for Him? My father passed away in November. It seems surreal to think that I am living a part of my life without him in my background. In a quiet moment, I might remember that… Continue reading Remembrance: Erecting Memorials in Our Hearts to God

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Unafraid: Trusting God to Take Control of Our Lives

Fear is crippling. We must surrender the reins of control to God. In order to live a trusting and unafraid life, we must accept His grace and mercy, daily. Trust. Five letters. One simple concept. We utilize it on a daily basis… We trust that our alarm clock will go off in the morning and… Continue reading Unafraid: Trusting God to Take Control of Our Lives

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Empowered: Modeling Jesus’ Example to Strengthen Others

Jesus not only empowered His disciples but He empowers us! He is who we are to model when it comes to strengthening one another. Jesus’ ministry was to empower others. He empowered His disciples, was empowered by God, and finally, He empowers us. Jesus’ example of empowerment is one to live by and never be… Continue reading Empowered: Modeling Jesus’ Example to Strengthen Others

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Stories: There is Always A Mess and A Lesson

What is your story? I’m sure it is messy because everyone’s is. God teaches us through real-life stories. He is there with you through the mess. That is His promise. Imagine being nine years old. Your mother has just passed away from AIDS, which was horribly debilitating and you saw her wither away. You and… Continue reading Stories: There is Always A Mess and A Lesson

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GPS: Using The Best Navigation Helps Us Find Our Way Home

Just like we all rely on GPS to get us to and fro, we need Spiritual GPS to keep us from becoming lost. The Trinity has everything we need to make it to our Heavenly home. I tell you, use the worldly things you have now to make ‘friends’ for later. Then, when those things… Continue reading GPS: Using The Best Navigation Helps Us Find Our Way Home

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Courage: Strengthening Our Confidence in Christ for What Lies Ahead

Courage can feel unobtainable, but through Christ, our confidence is strengthened for what lies ahead; for the plans the Lord has designed.  May A few days ago I was reading through one of my journals and I stumbled across this entry from last year:  I stuck my toes in the freezing cold water and decided… Continue reading Courage: Strengthening Our Confidence in Christ for What Lies Ahead