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How to protect your heart when you’re under attack from the thoughts in your own head

“In all circumstances, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one” Ephesians 6:16, ESV   You don’t belong here. You’re not good enough. What makes you think you can do this? You should give up before you embarrass yourself. Flaming darts flying straight toward… Continue reading How to protect your heart when you’re under attack from the thoughts in your own head

devotions, the struggle is real, so is God

Even when the field of life looks dry and worthless, God has plans for a harvest

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Hebrews 10:39, ESV   Driving down the highway, I see field after field of dried up corn and brittle stalks of soybeans. I know if we pull over, and I walk into the… Continue reading Even when the field of life looks dry and worthless, God has plans for a harvest

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In need of a little help that only the Holy Spirit can provide

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you." John 14:26   From one season of chaos to the next, we move. From baseball practice to soccer, from fair projects to school,… Continue reading In need of a little help that only the Holy Spirit can provide

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