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How to Surrender to God and 8 Inspiring Bible Verses about Surrender

 When you surrender to God, you give up control and yield to Him. Easy enough…no, not at all! Learning how to surrender to God is one of the hardest but most important things in your faith journey. Surrendering to anyone or anything feels counterintuitive and unnatural. Many see surrender as weak, a sign of defeat, …

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What is Being Double-Minded? Important Faith Lessons from the Book of James

It was the fall of 2018. An excited newly certified nurse practitioner, I finally completed my post-master program, the culmination of a dream many years in the making. I was thankful to be done with school and ready to start my life’s next assignment. In fact, several years prior God had told me exactly where …

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5 Tips for Managing Emotions and Growing Spiritually

Managing emotions can be tricky, exhausting, and a huge distraction. At times managing emotions seems similar to managing a pesky fly swarming around your head. You grow weary of managing emotions and getting them under control, so your feelings begin to accumulate like a layer of dust on your spirit. And then one day you …

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5 Powerful Steps for Healing Emotional Triggers

When I realized my response to emotional triggers negatively affected my relationships, I felt grief and a desire for change. As I allowed God to guide me in my emotional triggers, I experienced freedom and the courage to speak out. If emotional triggers impact your life, I hope you find encouragement and hope in my …

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Dealing with Uncertainty: 8 Inspiring Ways

We live in uncertain times. Everywhere we look we see evidence of unrest around us. The truth is nothing remains the same. Change is inevitable, and along with change comes uncertainty about the future. Dealing with uncertainty is a challenge for anyone trying to adapt to unforeseen changes in their life. We have only to …

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Betrayal in the Bible & 4 Tips to Find Healing from Betrayal

Betrayal in the Bible is part of the scripture’s narrative along with the painful consequences that often follow. By studying stories of betrayal in the Bible you can find healing from betrayal in your own life. Betrayal is a painful reality to grasp and is never sought, desired, or welcomed whether in Bible times or …

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The Story of Mary and Martha: 6 Inspiring Lessons We Learn

The story of Mary and Martha in the Bible is a true tale of two sisters who passionately loved Jesus. I have studied both of these women frequently throughout the past few years and each time I study Mary and Martha I learn something new! At the time of this writing about the story of …

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How to Know God Cares for You

Is it really possible to know God cares for you? I boldly say, yes, you can know God cares for you because He reveals it in His words, His life, and His love. This should be a short article and I could stop here because that is an extremely comforting revelation. But even when we …

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Understanding the Joy of the Lord and How it Can Change Your Life

Many people think of happiness and joy as the same thing, but they are not.  In this post, I want to dig down and embrace a faith that brings about a state of mind and not just a feeling.  The joy of the Lord is given to those who seek it and accept it and …

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3 Spiritual Goals to Grow Your Faith

Do we really need spiritual goals? Do spiritual goals help us grow closer to God? Do spiritual goals help us grow in our relationships with others? My answer to all three of these questions is yes! When we consider investing time to set spiritual goals, it is important to ask ourselves probing questions. All goals …

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