Spiritual Growth

Insights to help guide and develop faith and trust in God.

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What is Discouragement and How to Not Let it Define Us

What is discouragement? It is a curtain of doubt that falls on us when our optimism over a certain outcome is ripped away.  I can vividly remember situations where I have felt discouragement. A season of hope that was replaced by uncertainty and confusion. The moment my husband walked into the room after Hurricane Katrina …

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What does the Bible say about encouragement

What Does the Bible Say about Encouragement & 5 Tips to Build Each Other Up

It seems some people naturally know how to encourage others.  In their presence, we feel refreshed; they freely offer praise, admiration, and genuine encouragement. When I am around encouragers, it makes me wonder, how are they so kind? Is it possible for all of us to become encouragers?  What does the Bible say about encouragement? …

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How the Bible Can Change Your Life and Understanding the Power Found in God’s Words

When I was in grade school, I was part of a team that would memorize Bible verses for a competition. I would sit on my porch, eat Lemonhead candy and practice Bible flash cards. I hate to admit it, but I mostly read the Bible to win the competition not realizing how the Bible can …

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Finding Godly Contentment & Overcoming the Need for Seeking Approval

Godly contentment brings a deep sense of satisfaction that affects every area of life. For a long time, contentment eluded me and I sought satisfaction along paths that led to dead ends. After placing my faith in Christ, a shifting began in my spirit. I found myself developing an internal confidence, because of my trust …

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Who am I? What is Identity in Christ? Finding Answers to Life Changing Questions

When I was a little girl, my family attended church regularly and I loved it!  I felt God near me, learned the Bible and was embraced by our community of faith. I participated in children’s programs, went to kids camps and was involved in Youth for Christ. Seeds of God’s love were planted, ready to …

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Spring Cleaning

I look forward to Spring Cleaning! I’m one of those people that LOVES to organize and purge this time of year. There is such a sense of accomplishment when I open my cabinets and closets to see everything in it’s proper place. I also love “to-do’ lists. My taskmaster personality enjoys focusing and getting things …

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He Loves Us

During Lenten Season we are reminded that Jesus loves us and sacrificed His life for us. But we can also start feeling that we are not where we should be spiritually. Have you completed everything you intended for this Lenten season? Did you strive and achieve heroically? Did you keep resolutions and promises? Did you …

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