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Tools: Reading, Meditating On, and Praying God’s Word

Have you ever opened up about something to a fellow Jesus follower, and without skipping a beat they ask, “Are you reading your Bible? Have you been praying?” The thing is, they’re not wrong to ask that. But there is so much more to it. What tools do we have?  We were on our way… Continue reading Tools: Reading, Meditating On, and Praying God’s Word

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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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Listen: Hearing Other’s Pain through the Power of the Holy Spirit

We often try to fix those we love instead of allowing a safe space to exist and be heard. Helping others in pain requires us to listen through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get… Continue reading Listen: Hearing Other’s Pain through the Power of the Holy Spirit

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Altars: Readying Our Hearts for New Transformation

We can be distracted by the ways God showed up in the past, that we miss how He is showing up in the present. We dance around old altars, instead of readying our hearts for a new transformation. It seems to me that we often, almost sulkily, reject the good that God offers us because,… Continue reading Altars: Readying Our Hearts for New Transformation

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Dirty: Bringing the Darkness of Trauma into the Light of Hope

The feeling of being dirty can cause us to feel like we are in a sea of darkness. When we are in these times it is important to remember that light is never gone and hope can always be found. We must stand with women who have been through trauma and we must speak out… Continue reading Dirty: Bringing the Darkness of Trauma into the Light of Hope

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Dreams: Receiving Instruction, Warning, and Prophecy from The Lord

The Lord can speak to us in our dreams. Whether it’s an instruction, warning, or vision of things to come, we need to pay attention to what He’s showing us. For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon… Continue reading Dreams: Receiving Instruction, Warning, and Prophecy from The Lord

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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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Judging: Taking A Posture of Mercy Toward Our Neighbors

Judgmental attitudes can get in the way of the Lord’s work in our own hearts. Judging others is not our job, we must take on a posture of mercy.  I was walking in my neighborhood on a beautiful, sunny day. It was a great reprieve from the winter gloom and rain, so naturally, a lot… Continue reading Judging: Taking A Posture of Mercy Toward Our Neighbors

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Plateaus: Trusting that God is Always at Work in Us

We often look at plateaus with a negative connotation, but all they are is room for growth. Why are they room for growth? Because they represent an opportunity to change.  We all hit plateaus. We all have days, weeks, even years of no movement. Are you standing still right now? I am. In several aspects.… Continue reading Plateaus: Trusting that God is Always at Work in Us

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Mountaintop: The Grace of the Mountains and Valleys

We often pursue the mountaintop experiences, yet life’s gracious road takes us through both the mountains and the valleys. The valley is a place of mercy.  My family and I recently moved to the mountains for my husband’s new job. We have a beautiful house just outside town, with stunning views. I am in absolute… Continue reading Mountaintop: The Grace of the Mountains and Valleys