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Acknowledging The Lord

God blesses us so richly, but at times the presence of God can become too commonplace in our hearts. As God's grace and blessings become familiar and comfortable the temptation can be to abandon thankfulness. I am reminded of how often I fail thank God for giving me another day ...
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Held

The grandeur and majesty of God cannot be overstated. He reigns and rules sovereignly over all of creation in glory and honor. Tearing through the void of existence God formed the cosmos out of nothingness. He cut through the planets with His voice, separating earth and sky. It was God ...
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Perceived Identity

In Matthew 16:13, Jesus asked a seemingly simple question. “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" I believe it is a safe conclusion that Christ wasn’t looking for validation or identity when He asked this question. He stated within His question, “I, the Son of Man.” ...
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Show Me Your Glory

I have been taking time to pause and reflect on my views about Scripture and my beliefs about the nature of God. The goal of which was to challenge my presuppositions and increase my faith. In that, I have realized just how often and the depth to which I interject ...
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Stand

The Christian life is often described as a war or battle. It's a common comparison that most of us intrinsically understand and relate to. Onslaught is expected, thus the need for protection is a given. Ephesians 6:14-17 responds to that need by providing us with the armor we are instructed ...
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What did you say?

In Proverbs 18:20-21 the Bible says, "from the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." That analogy is saying that ...
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That is Grace, My Dear

I rarely warm up when I exercise. I can mentally hear the groans of my friends who know I go on 2-4 mile runs and do intense cardio workouts. I can hear their worried exclamations. "Do you know how much damage you could do to your body? You're going to ...
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Peace in the Storm

I was listening to the rain. I could hear the thunder roar and see flashes of lightning outside my window. There was such intensity in its reflection of my emotions. Highlighting the feelings of sadness mixed with frustration and anger; tears overwhelmed by the desire to scream. A thunderstorm rolling ...
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The “Where Are You” Moments

Our culture loves superheroes. I am a Marvel girl, myself, but I'll still give a nod to those misguided DC loyalists. That is meant jest of course, but simply the idea that there is someone out there- a team of saviors- ready to rescue us from pain caused by those ...
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A Personal Resurrection Celebration

This Easter will be unlike any most of us have experienced in our lifetime. For those who are accustomed to large gatherings with egg hunts and activities in the park, there will be none. Churches won't be festively observing this time with lively events for families and our communities. The ...
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Tithing

I don’t like to talk about finances. It's always been something that I have felt is incredibly personal to an individual. Thus when God laid this post on my heart, it was uncomfortable, to say the least. However, in light of God's goodness, I don't mind being a little uncomfortable ...
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We Are Not Disconnected

I had a bad mental health week. I was blessed to have friends who walked with me through it. They uplifted me through phone calls and text messages and told me in loving ways that I needed to get over myself. Last night I came out of the fog and ...
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Run with Endurance

In high school, I was a sprinter. My destination was always in sight and it was quick to reach. All of my energy was expended for several seconds and then I was done. Recuperation was also short, so there was an ease in which I experienced the ebb and flow ...
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Honoring God in Thought and Action

My mind runs at a million miles an hour most days. I can analyze myself into a frenzy and dispute an issue until I become insufferable. From theological truths that, while interesting, don’t require application to pertinent decisions that demand action, I often find myself getting stuck in a loop ...
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Transformed from Glory to Glory

I find it amazing that God chooses to transform our lives instead of rejecting us because of our sin, rebellion, weaknesses, and flaws. He looks at our imperfections as areas in which He can infuse His presence and create perfection. God never tires of doing this. In His mercy, He ...
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A Lesson in Love

There a few passages of scriptures written by Paul that describe our freedom in Christ and the unfathomable love of God. 1 Corinthians 6:11-12 states, "And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and ...
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Joy Doesn’t Discount Your Struggle

The tears you cry, sweet friend, are no less important if you embrace the fullness of joy available in Christ. It doesn’t make your pain invalid, but rather provides an unshakable peace on which you can rely. Giving you the freedom to forgive, God's love affirms the impact of the ...
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The Humility of Accepting Imperfection

Characteristic of the lifestyle of a Christian is imperfect pursuance of Christ. The propensity to sin is present in us all. At times that can be frustrating. Our desire to trust and rely on God gets drowned out when uncertainty comes our way. We purpose in our heart to be ...
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Resolute Surrender

It’s the time of the year in which we start to self assess. Did I lose the weight I wanted? Did I stick to that new workout routine? Did I get that promotion? Did I reach out to that estranged friend? Did I limit my screen time and spend more ...
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Hidden Treasures

I have heard the story of Christ’s birth countless times. I have read the gospel accounts, listened to commentaries, seen it re-enacted, have books ranging in detail from simplistic kids versions to adult studies and devotionals. I know all the characters and the events leading up to and following His ...
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Faith in the Furnace

An interesting truth found throughout the Bible is that God’s people speak of His protection while in the midst of situations in which His protection appears to be absent. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are perfect examples. These men trusted God to the brink of death. There were so many opportunities ...
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The Great Physician

Throughout the scriptures and through the miracles of Christ, God is shown as our Great Physician, healing not only physical wounds as described through John 5:1-9, but as shown in Mark 5:1-13. He restores the mentally and spiritually oppressed as well. Psalm 147: 3 says, "He heals the brokenhearted and ...
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The Right Conditions

A few months ago I sat across from a friend telling her I couldn't run a 5K. I had justifications for why I was incapable. There are physical limitations. I have a genetic disorder that makes it more difficult to circulate oxygen. I also used the standard Christian out; God ...
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Water Walking

Have you ever asked for God to take you deeper in your relationship with Him? It's a faith-filled desire given to us by God Himself. It's a stirring from within, as we see God's character revealed in our life and come to know His faithfulness, produces discontentment. Our spirit is ...
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With Him

Sometimes I fall into the trap of reading Bible study after Bible study, while actually neglecting my relationship with God. I go through intriguing studies of the Old and New Testament. Responding to insightful questions, I strengthen my knowledge of myself through the lens of the Gospel. I build upon ...
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