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when you’re too busy to grow

Do you have a desire to grow? Is there a list of things you feel you should be doing in order to grow personally and in relationship with God? I am constantly reminded by sermons, articles and books about what I’m supposed to be doing but I often think to myself, “when am I supposed more »

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Nothing Is Wasted

Do you feel complete today? Is your heart at peace and satisfied? Whether you reply with a content nod or a sigh and realization of a restless mind and spirit, take a moment to acknowledge the Shepherd of your soul is available to provide for your individual needs. God is purposeful even in the midst more »

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Comparison Devastates Your Influence

Comparison suffocates influence and isn’t your responsibility.

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The S word

My husband has been preaching through a sermon series entitled “Family Matters.” As he was preparing, he asked me if I would write something about submission. I sat down and this is what I wrote: When I first began a growing relationship with God, I could get behind most of what I read in the more »

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Are You Wasting Your Life? Maybe Not.

John Piper has a book called Don’t Waste Your Life–and before you think I’m criticizing Piper–I’m not. So, take a deep breath. I love the challenges Piper presents in Don’t Waste Your Life. That book has shaped my commitment to God and my passion to make the most of the short time I have on more »

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A Better God

“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near to us whenever we pray to him?” Deuteronomy 4:7 Have you considered the fact that the God of the Bible–the one, true God is better than any other god? Obviously, it’s not hard to more »

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2019 Word of the Year

Do you have a word of the year? For the past decade or so, our culture has trended toward encouraging a word to define what you hope for your year. I love the idea, but often struggle with narrowing it down to one concise word that packs the punch I really want. It makes sense more »

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Why Christians Are Afraid to Tell the Truth

I was watching the Today Show last week, when a story came on about a series one of the reporters was doing.  The reporter was interviewing the mothers of “successful” people in our culture.  From professional athletes to politicians to philathropers, the reporter was seeking out the secrets to raising a successful human being.  As more »

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When You Struggle Alongside Someone

As you may remember, I have served as the Student Ministry Interim at our church for the last several months. It is funny how time has a way of marching on and with it comes seasons that are hard and taxing and seasons that are sweet and memorable.  This season as the Interim Student Minister more »

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What I Think About Women In Ministry

A few years ago, I did a series of posts called Ask The Blogger.  My readers sent in questions and I did my best to answer them. At the time I was sent the question, “What do you think about women in ministry?” I kept the question in the queue, but to be honest, I more »

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