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Finding Perspective: Focusing Your Eyes on Jesus

I knew there was only one way off that mountain, and it was 6 miles of hiking through treacherous terrain. So, I did what I had to do, I just kept walking, and I prayed–I prayed like someone who has come to the end of themselves and knows that they won’t be able to make it on just their own abilities. I pleaded with God, “Lord, please help me make it down this mountain!”

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Scatterbrained: Focusing on God Amidst the Chaos

Where is God when we’re busy? Where is God when we cannot focus? Is He our focus? Well, personally I’ve lost focus in every sense of the term, but just received the sweetest reminder. I hope all who read this and need to hear it can learn to rest in it.   Scatterbrained Oh. My.… Continue reading Scatterbrained: Focusing on God Amidst the Chaos

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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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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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Comparison: Finding Validation in Christ and Not Others

Comparison is something that we all battle. It is crucial that we focus on what God has given us so we can break loose from the bondage comparison brings. “Why did they get that and I didn’t?” “What do they have what I don’t?” “Must be nice.” “I wish I looked like that.” How many… Continue reading Comparison: Finding Validation in Christ and Not Others

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Resolute: Learning to be Unwavering in Our Purpose

Many times we go into the New Year with resolutions, but lack actually being resolute. How much would our lives change if we lived with purpose and acted it out in every aspect of our lives?  Year after year I have made many New Year’s Resolutions and year after year I have not succeeded in… Continue reading Resolute: Learning to be Unwavering in Our Purpose

Devotional · Stay Sane

Mission: Looking Behind, Seeing the Vision Ahead

We can learn by looking back. We are taking time to reflect on the previous year of our mission and refocus our vision and purpose.  At the new year, my husband and I sit down and write out what happened the previous year and what we foresee in the year to come. Then the following… Continue reading Mission: Looking Behind, Seeing the Vision Ahead

Devotional · Stay Sane

Pride: Resolving to Correct Misplaced Worship to Fulfill God’s Purpose

Pride wears many faces. It is a sneaky thing that isn’t all bad but can quickly become a monster if it is misplaced. To fulfill God’s purpose, we must lay down those things we place above Him.  I asked the following question to a mixed group of folks, (some claiming Christ, others who do not),… Continue reading Pride: Resolving to Correct Misplaced Worship to Fulfill God’s Purpose

Devotional · Stay Sane

Self: Shifting Our Focus from Ourselves to Christ in Us

Shifting our focus from ourselves to Christ, we die to self and live for Him. Alive in Christ, we reach the fullest expression of who He created us to be.  Recently I received an email from a friend who asked me two very simple yet thought-provoking questions. She was writing a talk for an upcoming… Continue reading Self: Shifting Our Focus from Ourselves to Christ in Us

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Lent: Focusing On the Lord Through Fasting, Prayer, and Service

During this season of Lent, let us focus on the Lord, and His truth. Through fasting, prayer, and service, we align our hearts with His. Dear God, Help me share Your good news with others. Let Your light be reflected in me, and through me to others. Give me the right words and stories to… Continue reading Lent: Focusing On the Lord Through Fasting, Prayer, and Service