Tag: Bible

God Pursues Our Hearts

God chases after our hearts. “‘What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that…

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Be Fearless

“On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. But Jesus knew what…

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Created on Purpose

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.     We are the clay, you are the potter;     we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8 NIV) You were created on purpose for a purpose. We are vessels to get God’s will out, and how beautiful and miraculous it is that He would choose us specifically to…

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Feelings of Hopelessness

As I watched the events at the capital unfold, my stomach churned. The violence, the anger, the mob mentality became too much to watch. At one point, I wanted to curl up in a ball and cry. But, just as I felt a breakdown creep up, scriptures flooded my spirit. “Peace I leave with you;…

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Merry CHRISTmas!

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 NIV) For some, the Christmas season can evoke tremendous amounts of happiness; and for others, a painstaking…

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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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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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Stones of Judgement

“But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he went to the temple again, and all the people were coming to him. He sat down and began to teach them. Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center. ‘Teacher,’ they said to him,…

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What a Year!

Whew! What a year 2020 is turning out to be, right? All we have experienced collectively in the past nine months — senseless murders of black men and women, the passing of modern-day heroes, extreme weather conditions, a global health crisis, etc. — have proved difficult to say the least.  I’m certainly at a loss…

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