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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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Reflect: Living A Life That Expresses Confidence in Our Savior

Current Christian culture can tempt us into checking spiritual boxes to feel ‘good’. Our lives are to reflect confidence in a perfect, loving Savior.  Have you ever met a new acquaintance at a function, and she didn’t take a breath, talking about herself the entire time you were together? For maybe 30 minutes? Do you remember… Continue reading Reflect: Living A Life That Expresses Confidence in Our Savior

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Stubborn: The Lord’s Overwhelming, Relentless, Sacrificial Love

The Lord is stubborn in His pursuit of our devotion. His love is relentless and sacrificial. He knows the pain we carry and is waiting for us to trust Him. “You need to get off the table,” I spoke as calmly as humanly possible. Deep breaths. Preparing for what was to come. We were on… Continue reading Stubborn: The Lord’s Overwhelming, Relentless, Sacrificial Love

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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

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Assurance: When Having Faith Doesn’t Change Our Circumstances

Having big faith doesn’t always mean our circumstances change. We can have assurance in the promises of the Lord, even we do not see His plans.  Just have faith… Over time the phrase almost became offensive. Like the squealing of dull brakes. You knew it was coming, but the way each word came grinding upon… Continue reading Assurance: When Having Faith Doesn’t Change Our Circumstances

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Compassion: Portraying Tenderness through Actions, Not Just Words

Compassion is more than a feeling, it’s an action. We must live this two-fold mission, to truly love those around us. To truly portray the love of Christ.  Sharing my testimony is a tool I use to help others feel comfortable with me. I tell the nitty-gritty of my past so that others know I am… Continue reading Compassion: Portraying Tenderness through Actions, Not Just Words

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Mentor: Teaching Through Intentional Relationships

To mentor is to teach through relationship. It’s having someone to go to with questions, who will be honest. This is the purpose of Oh Lord Help Us.  For most of my life I have loved people, but feared their rejection. When I went into high school I was desperate to fit in. And after… Continue reading Mentor: Teaching Through Intentional Relationships

Devotional · Stay Sane

Little: Being Faithful with the Small So He Will Entrust Us with More

As we serve the Lord, we are called upon to do many small things. Only when He finds us faithful in these little things, will He entrust us with more.  For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice… Zechariah 4:10 One recent morning, I found myself getting flustered. The night… Continue reading Little: Being Faithful with the Small So He Will Entrust Us with More

Devotional · Stay Sane

Oath: God Can be Trusted Through the Most Fearful Times

Being prepared is not a wrong value, but it is when I put it over faith. God has made an oath to His children and He can be trusted. Preparation is something I value. But with 4 kids, it can be fleeting. I mean as in impossible… Distanced Rally It was 6:30 in the morning.… Continue reading Oath: God Can be Trusted Through the Most Fearful Times