Spiritual Growth

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6 Secrets to Finding Happiness with God: Understanding Happiness in the Bible
Does finding happiness matter to you? Most people answer “yes!”, because happiness and contentment are fulfilling and life-giving. Finding happiness is a good pursuit, but sometimes happiness takes center stage and matters too much. Learning about happiness in the Bible and finding happiness with God changes your perspective on what ‘being happy’ looks like. How…
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The Proverbs 31 Woman Cultivates Life with a Heart of Hope
I love how Proverbs 31:16 reveals a woman with a heart set on hope. “She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.” We’re not told if the Proverbs 31 woman knew in advance how much the fields would yield, how long it would take to see…
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How I Learned Our Amazing God Does Not Need Our Help
How I learned God does not need our help. I worked as an ICU nurse for five years and cared for critically ill patients with all kinds of sicknesses, helping pull many back from the brink of death. But it wasn’t until I became a family caregiver that I realized God didn’t need me to…
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7 Inspiring Ways to Turn Tragedy into Opportunity
Do you wonder how to turn tragedy into opportunity? Is this possible and how can we create opportunities from our tragedies? Nobody wants to experience tragedies and suffer. We hear about tragedies; we read about tragic events, but we also push away the reality that tragedies may come into our lives. But God redeems suffering…
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When You Are Feeling Forgotten: 4 Powerful Ways to Know God Sees You
I did not understand the pain of feeling forgotten until the day I noticed my brother outside of my friend’s window. Watching as he paced back and forth on the sidewalk, I could sense his sadness. Taking a few small steps he would pause, glance at the window, turn around, and repeat the pattern.  “What…
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3 Powerful Strategies for Fighting Spiritual Battles
Does it seem like you are in a hidden place with darkness and an enemy breathing down your neck? This is how we often feel during spiritual battles. But be encouraged there are strategies to fight spiritual battles. Historically in times of war, snipers are skilled and trained to spot enemies from a concealed place.…
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3 Secret Weapons to Love Others God’s Way in a Not-So-Lovable World
As believers and Christ-followers, we recognize God’s command to love others. But we struggle when we are tested through painful, real-life experiences. When handled properly, challenges to love others become glorious opportunities to grow in spiritual maturity and participate in the building of God’s Kingdom. “If all you do is love the lovable, do you…
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How God Used a Word of the Year to Change My Perspective
It was almost the beginning of a fresh new year. For as long as I could remember, I had been praying and asking God to give me a word of the year. It was more than a habit or a ritual; it was a message and a reminder that I was not alone. I loved…
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How to Trust God in Hard Times: 5 Powerful Strategies for Overcoming Your Biggest Challenges
I often wonder, what life would look like if we didn’t have to struggle so hard. I know challenges have a purpose. We don’t like enduring hard times, but our trials and tribulations are good for us. You wouldn’t expect someone who’s endured quadruple amputations to make such a statement. However, I discovered some simple…
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Waiting on God’s Promises: 5 Encouraging Promises Fulfilled in the Bible
Are you in a season of waiting on God’s promises? Find encouragement knowing God repeatedly fulfilled His promises in the Bible. Wait. Waiting. Still waiting. We wait in grocery store lines. We wait at the traffic lights. We wait for small children to put their shoes on or teenagers to get ready (patiently, of course).…
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