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Rich: Living As New Creations in Christ and Heirs to His Kingdom

Money. Yikes. Man’s best friend and the root of all evil. As someone who loves stuff, I find money to be quite convenient to have. Besides, in a world where everything costs an arm and a leg, why not rack up on cash? As I begin to learn the ways of the world, and money, I’ve definitely fallen to the stigma of “more is better” and most of the time don’t even realize it.

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Weak: When We are Empty, God’s Strength is Enough

When we feel weak, Christ is the strength we need to serve out of our emptiness. He is enough especially because we are not. Perception I love giving feedback especially when it is good. Recently, a few of us threw a wedding shower and it was so beautiful. The decorations were lovely, the games were… Continue reading Weak: When We are Empty, God’s Strength is Enough

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Apology: Asking for Forgiveness is Difficult but Freeing

Admitting we have hurt someone and asking for forgiveness can be difficult. A genuine apology shows obedience to God and frees us from sin and pain. Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. Ephesians 4:32, NET Polarizing Tactics For the first twenty-five years of our… Continue reading Apology: Asking for Forgiveness is Difficult but Freeing

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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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Sufficiency: Finding Comfort in the Promises of God

The messages of the world can leave us feeling empty. We must seek our comfort in the promises of God and trust in His sufficiency.  If you subscribe to the concept of love languages, it would take you five minutes with my son to recognize that his love language is clearly physical touch. In a… Continue reading Sufficiency: Finding Comfort in the Promises of God

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Run: Fleeing from Anything that Stimulates Youthful Lusts

Sin can be sneaky. Especially in our minds. We must run, flee from anything that tempts us into allowing sexual sin power.  As women, we have been really sneaky about making men feel alone in their struggle against sexual sin. I don’t know how it happened, but it seems that men are just assumed to… Continue reading Run: Fleeing from Anything that Stimulates Youthful Lusts

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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

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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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Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others

Sharing about our past can leave us feeling exposed in front of others. Our approval comes from God alone. We must proclaim the good things He has done in our lives!  The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools. Proverbs 15:7, CSB Have you ever had a dream where… Continue reading Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others

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Past: Leaving Resentment and Pain Behind Us to Live Freely

The holiday season can quickly bring up old wounds and resentments within us that cause pain or anger. Leaving the past behind enables us to love freely.  Most of us have spent the first of America’s two major holidays of the year with members of our extended family. For various reasons, many of these family… Continue reading Past: Leaving Resentment and Pain Behind Us to Live Freely