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How Fear Can Make You Stronger

September 19, 2014

How Fear Can Make You Stronger In his book Fearless, Max Lucado writes, “Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?” If Mr. Max came to visit me, I’d have to tell him, “No sir, I can’t imagine a life without fear. And, if I’m honest, I can’t even imagine [...]

Purple Ribbons

September 18, 2014

Purple Ribbons When I was a kid, I had all kinds of ribbons on my walls for races I had run, but not one of them was blue. Not one of them had the words “first place.” They were all purple. Purple represented “honorable mention.” An honorable mention is not first, second, third, or fourth place. It [...]

The Full Implication of God’s Ownership

September 17, 2014

The Full Implication of God’s Ownership From beginning to end, Scripture repeatedly emphasizes God’s ownership of everything: “To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it” (Deuteronomy10:14). “The land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants” (Leviticus 25:23). “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the [...]

How to Spend Time With God

September 16, 2014

How to Spend Time With God The phrase “quiet time” is tossed around causally in most Christian circles. But if you didn’t grow up in church, you’re probably wondering the same thing we’ve all wondered at some point: What does the phrase “quiet time” actually mean? And what does it practically look like to spend time with God? Most of us [...]

Purpose Without Christ?

September 15, 2014

Purpose Without Christ? Humans have an innate and deep desire to know they are fulfilling their purpose. This is why there are a plethora of books on the market dedicated to helping people understand why they are here. There are times during a trip to Barnes and Noble that I come across one of these reads. As I [...]

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What Was Solomon’s Secret?

September 12, 2014

What Was Solomon’s Secret? If you could be not only rich, but super rich, would you be happy? The answer seems simple. After all, doesn’t everyone want to be rich so they can be happy? But what if being “rich” is not synonymous with being happy? What if true happiness is the product of a different pursuit? A pursuit [...]

Will You Put on Your Waders?

September 11, 2014

Will You Put on Your Waders? Because I am out this week for my honeymoon (Yay!) I am re-sharing a devotional from last year. I hope it encourages you. I look forward to connecting with everyone next week! In his book Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge, author Mark Batterson tells an inspiring story about a group of Mississippi [...]

Bridle It Sister

September 10, 2014

Bridle It Sister “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” (James 1:26 ESV) The other day, a well-meaning Christian woman reminded me of how good I looked ‘back when I was thin’. Yeah. I wasn’t impressed either. Having picked myself up off the floor, [...]

How to Live Without Regret

September 9, 2014

How to Live Without Regret The Bible is filled with metaphors that teach about the brevity of life. Life is described as a mist, a fast runner, a breath, and a vapor. To live intentionally and make the best use of your life, you must never forget that life compared with eternity is extremely brief. I love how the psalmist [...]

What Society Will Never Tell You: Inner Beauty is True Inner Beauty

September 8, 2014

What Society Will Never Tell You: Inner Beauty is True Inner Beauty Today’s message from Randy Alcorn reminds us that everyone has been affected by the media’s definition of beauty, including both men and women. If you frequent social media, perhaps you’ve seen singer Colbie Caillat’s music video for her song “Try,” in which she challenges society’s expectations of beauty for women.  The video, which features the [...]

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