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Abandon: Answering God’s Call to Surrender Our Lives

God would call us a thousand times if He has to. May we not ignore His call and surrender our lives to live for Him with reckless abandon. A few weeks ago, while driving to the beach with our oldest granddaughter, we drove Gary, my husband a bit mad with blasting chick music. Since she… Continue reading Abandon: Answering God’s Call to Surrender Our Lives

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Finite: Surrendering to God’s Infinite Power and Grace

We often forget our humanness. When we accept that we are limited and finite, God’s infinite power can work. It’s through Him we can do anything at all! I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16, NLT Confronted… face to face with my… Continue reading Finite: Surrendering to God’s Infinite Power and Grace

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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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Courage: Strengthening Our Confidence in Christ for What Lies Ahead

Courage can feel unobtainable, but through Christ, our confidence is strengthened for what lies ahead; for the plans the Lord has designed.  May A few days ago I was reading through one of my journals and I stumbled across this entry from last year:  I stuck my toes in the freezing cold water and decided… Continue reading Courage: Strengthening Our Confidence in Christ for What Lies Ahead

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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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Uncertain: Allowing God to Guide Through the Unknowns

We all have the desire to know our future is secure. We fear the uncertain. When we surrender our plans to God, we have an assurance that He works for us and puts things together for our good.  Life is full of uncertainties. I fight against this fact, tooth and nail. I am a planner.… Continue reading Uncertain: Allowing God to Guide Through the Unknowns

Devotional · Stay Sane

New: Dragging Our Haunting Shame to the Feet of Jesus

There are days we allow shame to take over our minds. We must remember that through Christ we are made new, our sin has no hold over us, we are redeemed.  It’s no wonder winter brings so much sorrow. It’s downright ugly outside…most days. Winter has a way of isolating us. Or is it hibernation?… Continue reading New: Dragging Our Haunting Shame to the Feet of Jesus

Devotional · Stay Sane

Questions: Being Honest With God About Our Doubts

God does not feel offended when we wrestle with doubt. Asking questions can lead us to surrender, and can change our perspective.  The eight years we lived in Chicago can best be described as a desert season in my life. Yes, there were definitely times we rejoiced in the occasional “oasis” that we would encounter.… Continue reading Questions: Being Honest With God About Our Doubts

Devotional · Stay Sane

Moments: Surrendering Our Time as God’s Instruments

Surrendering our time to God is important. When we structure moments on being His instrument, we can find rest and assurance through God’s perfect design. In relationships, I tend to say “yes” a lot. Does someone need a meal? I can deliver. Did someone lose their babysitter last minute? Bring your kids to me. You… Continue reading Moments: Surrendering Our Time as God’s Instruments

Devotional · Stay Sane

Surrender: Focusing Our Hearts and Eyes On the One Who Calls

Jesus isn’t after our successes, but our hearts of surrender. When we fix our eyes on Him, all the BIG things simply become One thing. What are we called to? As Christians, what are we really called to? I have spent a ton of time asking God for “my calling.” What is the one big… Continue reading Surrender: Focusing Our Hearts and Eyes On the One Who Calls