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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 …

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

Are you wondering, how the Bible can change your life? How the word of God can completely transform you? 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 …

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Trusting God One Step at a Time

Lately, my husband has become a weekend “tinkerer”. I thought he would appreciate having his tools near him on the carport, so he would not have to go in and out of our house. Also, his tools were taking up needed space in our already cramped utility room, so yes, a little selfish motivation on …

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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 internal confidence, because of my trust in …

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4 Benefits of Daily Prayer

There are so many benefits of daily prayer it would be hard to list them all. Praying daily, writing in a journal, and enjoying the presence of God is now an important part of my routine. It was not always that way; when I was younger, I thought going to church once a week was …

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Who am I? What is Identity in Christ? 3 Inspiring 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. I felt loved and secure in my identity …

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An Invitation to Wait on God’s Timing

Living in southeastern Wisconsin, every winter I am reminded of the importance to learn to wait on God’s timing. How to Learn to Wait on God’s Timing Each year my big Mother’s Day gift is when my husband takes me on a shopping spree to pick out flowers for the hanging baskets in our entryway. …

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6 Steps to Spring Cleaning of the Soul

I look forward to Spring Cleaning! I am 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 the proper place. I also love “to-do’ lists. My taskmaster personality enjoys focusing on and …

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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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Trusting God in Times of Uncertainty: 6 Ways God Rescues Us

Uncertainty in life is difficult to face especially when we feel alone. In a recent dream, I was reminded that trusting God in times of uncertainty is possible when we put our trust in Him and not our circumstances. When we put our trust in God, it helps us realize we are already rescued. Jesus …

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