The Contentment in Joy

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 ESV Psalm 16:11 is one of my favorite scriptures. The joy that David speaks about here is much different than happiness, which is based on circumstances. This joy is…

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Together Forever

As we navigate this world, it is important that we find community. Community looks different for everyone, but no matter what groups we join and what friends and family we intentionally connect with, they’re vital to our existence. “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a…

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The Humanness of Enduring

One thing about life is that it teaches us to endure, and increases our will to persevere in the face of great difficulty. No matter whose life we think of, we have all experienced situations that beg to take the breath out of us. And in these moments of great stress, we may think it’s…

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Trusting is a Process

As a child, I was always afraid of the water. I failed my swimming class. I cried when I had to get my hair washed. I even despised water on my face. But, one day my family and I went on vacation and my dad put me on his back, and took me all the…

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Jesus is for Everybody

Before we go any further on this blog. Before we write any more devotionals about anything, I just want to pause for a second and present the Gospel (the good news of God) to those who have never accepted Jesus, and to those who believe in God, but are not 100% sure they are going…

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Love Is All We Need

Have you ever stopped and wondered why there are so many songs written about love? Love is something we yearn for as human beings. When we experience it, it gives us a sense of belonging. God wants us to experience unconditional love, and He desires for us to share this kind of love with everyone…

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A Content Life

Don’t you love those moments when you feel at utter peace? Everything seems to be in the right place, the storms have calmed, and a clear mind is present. Contentment in these moments come easy. But, what about those moments of utter disaster? The storms are raging, every hair is out of place, and it’s…

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Choose Bravery

Bravery is a necessary component of following Christ. Even though it may cause great internal stress, we must try as hard as we can not to give into fear. Bravery in the face of fear does not develop overnight, but comes from trusting our relationship with God. “Fear of man will prove to be a…

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Emotional Rollercoasters

Monopoly Mega — a game of high priced rent, extravagant skyscrapers, elaborate property trades and my rollercoaster of emotions. A few days ago, it was a family game night, and the game of choice was the longest game possible. Throughout the entire night, I was up, and I was down. I would buy properties, earn…

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Perspective is Everything

During the last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective. The way we perceive any situation, whether with pessimism, optimism or somewhere in between, affects our mood and our ability to learn from these situations. In this life, it’s not a matter of if we’ll experience seasons of loss and heartache and failure,…

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