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The Necessity of Change

Change can be scary. There is fear of the unknown, fear of the known coming to an end, fear of failure and fear of being uncomfortable. These fears can scare us into staying at a job we know we’ve outgrown, avoid pursuing a business venture, and setting our goals too low. But, change propels us…

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A Blank Canvas

“Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34 HCSB) Recently, I’ve found myself striving more often to be intentional about living for today as if tomorrow doesn’t exist. This doesn’t mean that I don’t make plans and set goals for the future,…

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The Greatest Act of Love

What an Easter Sunday! Even though it was celebrated unusually in the midst of social distancing, I hope it was still a beautiful day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection — a fundamental, guiding premise of our belief and the greatest act of love ever committed.  “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the…

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Discerning God’s Voice

Very early on in my nephew’s life, my sister could understand what he was trying to communicate. No matter what mode of communication he used — loud or soft cries, baby sign language or incoherent speech, she would know what he wanted. He’s three now, and if he says something too fast or if he…

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Words Have Power

Scripture Reading: James 3 Words have power. Thinking back, I have said numerous things I wish I could have said differently or decided not to say at all. I can also point my finger on instances where I wish I could have said something, but stayed quiet instead.  If words didn’t have power, we wouldn’t…

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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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For God’s Glory

One of my favorite songs is “For Your Glory” by Tasha Cobbs Leonard. For me, this song is a reminder that wherever God is, is where I desperately want to be – where I desperately need to be. Being in God’s presence, being in His will, going where He calls us to go, sounds scary…

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Love is a Verb II

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have…

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Serving God Even With Fear

Sometimes serving God can be quite difficult. No matter how much we say we love God, or how much we actually love God, putting this love into action can be an arduous task. But, the sacrifices, the fears, the uncomfortable moments that often weave themselves into the life of a believer will always prove that…

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God Sees You

Often times we may think that God only sees the big, tangible things we do, i.e. sharing the Gospel, hosting a Bible study, donating money, etc. God cares about those things, but He also sees the intangible things — our patience, our diligence and our self-control. He knows our mental stability, our sorrows, and our…

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