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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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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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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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Foundation: Distinguishing God’s Word As the Final Authority

Giving Scripture the last word lays a solid foundation in our lives that cannot be moved. We must be alert to follow God’s Word and encourage each other in it daily so we do not become deceived (Hebrews 3:13). One of the many conversations in our home right now is learning how to spot false… Continue reading Foundation: Distinguishing God’s Word As the Final Authority

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Align: Thinking Thoughts and Speaking Words of Truth

When our thoughts about ourselves and others align with the truth of God’s Word, the words we speak will be life-giving to those around us.  As is so often the case, recently I’ve been learning a lot about this walk of faith through parenting my children. I have an eight-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter,… Continue reading Align: Thinking Thoughts and Speaking Words of Truth

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Feed: Nourishing Our Spirit with The Daily Bread of The Word

Just as we need to feed our natural bodies with wholesome food, we must nourish our spirit with the daily bread of The Word of God.  O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8 Folks, I’m sorry to announce this, but I’ve become one… Continue reading Feed: Nourishing Our Spirit with The Daily Bread of The Word

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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