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Shattered: Picking Up The Pieces Of A Broken Heart

Odds are, we all, at one point or another, have fallen in love. For me, my first love was when I was 16 years old. I was a sophomore in high school. I entered into a new school with new friends and was lucky enough to be picked to be on the JV Cheerleading squad. Everything was going for me. My past had been full of ups and downs, but now, as a sophomore, things were taking a turn for the better. Then I met… him…

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The Potter: Trusting Our Sovereign God to Take Care of Us

Asking God ‘why’ is natural. But we can rest and trust in God; His decisions, His timing. He is the Potter; Sovereign over us, His children. The Life-Force is a sort of tame God. You can switch it on when you want, but it will not bother you. All the thrills of religion and none… Continue reading The Potter: Trusting Our Sovereign God to Take Care of Us

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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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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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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