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Being a witness in your world – living your faith every day

Imagine the risen Lord standing in your presence. You saw Him hanging on the cross, you watched Him draw His last breath. But now, now He stands before you. Jesus who had died, alive and teaching once again. Acts 1:8 shares the final recorded words to His apostles before the ascension, “But you will receive… Continue reading Being a witness in your world – living your faith every day

sin, grace, and salvation, the struggle is real, so is God

Demolishing arguments of negative self-talk and taking sinful thoughts captive

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:5 I don’t know about you all, but my thoughts, they need to be taken captive sometimes. My struggle is in my head. I have trained… Continue reading Demolishing arguments of negative self-talk and taking sinful thoughts captive

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Living like Queen Esther – Learning to obey in such a time as this

I don’t often compare myself to a queen. Never, actually. That is until I met Queen Esther. She wasn’t born into royalty, neither was I. She didn’t expect God to use her, neither did I. She was scared to obey and take risks when the Lord called, so am I. She questioned and prayed, so… Continue reading Living like Queen Esther – Learning to obey in such a time as this

letting go and holding tight: a fight for control, the struggle is real, so is God

When the waters of worry threaten to drown you, cling to these Bible verses.

Nothing threatens to drown my heart like worry. If allowed, it will consume every thought and spawn illogical fear. When thinking about verses of scripture on which to focus when my heart is drowning in worry, several immediately come to mind: Do not be anxious about anything (Philippians 4:6), who can add one hour to… Continue reading When the waters of worry threaten to drown you, cling to these Bible verses.

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Focusing your heart on scriptural truth: You are beautiful, loved, and valued.

You play the comparison game every day, don’t you? At work, on social media, in the checkout line, even at church. You compare your body, hair, clothes, kids, parenting skills, job, talents, accomplishments, house, cars… everything. The problem with playing the comparison game is that you lose every. single. time. Comparison breeds feelings deep in… Continue reading Focusing your heart on scriptural truth: You are beautiful, loved, and valued.

sin, grace, and salvation, special days, special lessons

Bringing our messy hands to the cross – an Easter message

Yes, that is food on her forehead. On this particular evening, I decided to get a head start on the nightly to-do list, so I got all the baths done while supper was in the oven. Woohoo! Way to go me, being productive and efficient.   And then we ate.   This little girl knows… Continue reading Bringing our messy hands to the cross – an Easter message

the struggle is real, so is God

Fighting disappointment by clinging to God’s promise and hope

We packed all four kids, luggage (including swimsuits), toys, and plenty of snacks into the vehicle for a three hour drive to watch our high school girls basketball team play in the first round of the state tournament. In the days leading up to the big game, we explained again and again that IF the… Continue reading Fighting disappointment by clinging to God’s promise and hope