Tag: Trials

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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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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Disciplined Bible Reading

During this time of quarantine, I’ve finally figured out how to incorporate exercise into my daily life. To consistently exercise, I realized structure is necessary for me. Each day, I need a precise schedule to follow on what to do and how to do it – rest days included. Left to my own devices, I…

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Chains of Monotony

If you’re like me, most days can seem like more of the same – working, eating, sleeping,  scrolling through social media, working out (on a good day). But today, I want to encourage you to break out of the same monotonous routine. Do something different today! Pray for guidance, and then work towards your short…

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Stand Firm

One day, as I was scrolling through my social media feed, I saw an intriguing video featuring two police officers and some protestors.  Officer A was in the midst of scolding protestors, and suddenly shoved over one protestor already kneeling on the ground. Officer B sprinted into action by pushing Officer A away from the…

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Courage Over Comfort

Recently, I watched a Netflix talk by Brené Brown on the necessity of vulnerability. Among the many great lessons she presented to listeners, one piece of wisdom stood out among the rest. Each day she settled to choose courage over comfort, and she encouraged viewers to do the same. “‘Be strong and courageous. Do not…

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Overwhelmed by the Bible?

Reading the Bible can be overwhelming, especially when we use it as a mirror for our lives. There is so much to work on, so much to do, so much not to do, so much forgiveness to ask for, so much forgiveness to give.  But, one thing is for certain. As we love God with…

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Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak

Once when I was in middle school, a “he said, she said” dispute developed between two of my classmates. When the pair couldn’t come to an agreement, someone in class turned to another one of my classmates and asked him what happened. My classmate said, “How should I know?” And the investigator responded with something…

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Work With Your All

Recently, I had to make a return at a local grocery store. Before I could proceed to the customer service desk, one of the workers greeted me, and asked if he could see my return. He diligently rummaged through the items marking each tag to signify a return, and then marking those same items on…

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