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Walking Purposefully

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed writing – journal entries, short stories, poems, etc. For the younger me, it was easy to attach words to the worlds I created in my head because there was no pressure. Now, as I’m working towards a writing career, I’m consistently overthinking and repeatedly riddled…

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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 beliefs, and the greatest act of love ever committed.  “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the…

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Love is Hard

To love deeply, to love sacrificially, to love with every implication of 1 Corinthians 13 is a heavy responsibility. “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…

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Peace Over Anxiety

If you read this blog often enough, you know I’m anxious about, well, a lot. And now add to this list all the implications that come with a coronavirus pandemic. Because my life is dotted by irrational fears, I must combat these anxieties each day. At first, I try to put the brakes on these…

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A Fool’s Answer

The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1 NIV) Recently, a pastor mentioned that the scripture above should actually read: A fool says in his heart, “No, God.”  With this new translation, I was baffled. I’ve always thought fool was reserved for nonbelievers, atheists and agnostics. But, lo and behold, I’ve…

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Stop People Pleasing

People Pleasing – Sigh. It can become quite overwhelming to complete a task list while simultaneously pleasing everyone and maintaining a level head (I’ve tried it). Being tugged in many different ways, without consulting God first will prove unsuccessful every time. “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or…

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Prepare for Elevation

From uncomfortable situations to joyous occasions, everything we encounter is intentional. As we continue to live out God’s will for our lives, situation after situation will prepare us for continued elevation. However, if we hide our purpose, or become lazy in fulfilling our purpose, God has nothing to elevate. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by…

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When Life Hits Hard

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-9 NIV) When life hits hard, I…

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Believe in God

God is our refuge and strength,     an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way     and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam     and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3 NIV) For a few seconds, I…

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Pause

Here in Wisconsin, as the snow makes its arrival, I’m alarmed that it is already Fall. With each passing day, I find myself increasingly aware that one day I won’t experience these seasons any longer. My clock will stop ticking, and what I have done up until that point will be all I have to…

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