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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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Renewing: Training Our Minds to Seek the Will of God

We strive toward our own plans but we must allow God’s word and voice to direct us, daily. This provides a supernatural renewing and calm to our minds. Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God;… Continue reading Renewing: Training Our Minds to Seek the Will of God

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Prayer: Avoid Living Recklessly by Inviting the Lord’s Daily Leading

When prayer isn’t a daily part of our lives, it causes us to live recklessly. Lacking prayer causes us to fall asleep to the Lord’s leading.  I was standing in Home Depot with my husband when I received a text from our daughter. She relayed a glorious, long-awaited answer to prayer for a beloved friend.… Continue reading Prayer: Avoid Living Recklessly by Inviting the Lord’s Daily Leading

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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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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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Noise: Allowing the Lord to Carry Us Towards Ultimate Peace

It is difficult to truly find stillness with all the noise surrounding us. In the darkest of seasons, the Lord will carry us towards His ultimate peace.  How I longed for the feeling of peace. To be able to sit in stillness and feel the Lords comforting arms wrap around me like a warm blanket.… Continue reading Noise: Allowing the Lord to Carry Us Towards Ultimate Peace

Devotional · Stay Sane

Posture: The Difference Between Striving and Obedience

Outwardly, striving and obedience may look exactly the same. It is the posture of our hearts that determine if we are acting with confidence.  The week was spent running errands, making phone calls, meeting with other people, processing what was gained from the meetings, making stuff, prepping meals, laundry, loving on children, correcting children, loving… Continue reading Posture: The Difference Between Striving and Obedience

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Peaceful: Looking to God for Our Source of Peace

God is our only source of peace. He desires us to be peaceful. But, when we ignore His direction and try to create our own peace we end up in chaos and confusion.  Finding peace in my life was a long journey. Throughout my late teen and early adult years, I found myself in a… Continue reading Peaceful: Looking to God for Our Source of Peace

Devotional · Stay Sane

Holding Fast: Letting Go and Allowing God to Guide Toward Peace

How do we respond in the unexpected disappointments of life? We must learn to let go of our natural responses. Holding fast to God, while He guides us towards peace.  We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go. We become something new by ceasing to be something old. Frederick Buechner Letting go, so… Continue reading Holding Fast: Letting Go and Allowing God to Guide Toward Peace

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Value: Giving Worth to Ourselves, Others, and God

As women, we are prone to diminish our worth. When we rely on God, He changes our thoughts and actions to express value in ourselves, others, and Him.  My early twenties have been nothing that I thought they would be. While there are accomplishments in my life I am immensely proud of (buying my first… Continue reading Value: Giving Worth to Ourselves, Others, and God