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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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Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary: 5 Simple Postures to Discover Beauty in the Mundane
Change sometimes tiptoes in. Maybe at times, it catches us off guard. But mainly it slows down bidding us to attend to the moment. “Pay attention,” it whispers. It is nudging us to see the beauty set before us…the extraordinary in the ordinary. So, I have a choice to make: will I attend to the…
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5 Inspiring Ways For Dealing with Failure and Trusting God
Dealing with failure is hard because we want our story to be dominated by success and winning. It is natural to hope for and expect positive results when we invest time, money, love, emotions, and other valuable resources. Success is a great feeling, but no one is always a winner which is a good thing;…
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34 Amazing Life Changing Stories Revealing God’s Faithfulness and Transforming Power
Waking up one morning I enthusiastically proclaimed to my husband, ‘I am going to collect 50 life changing stories and write a book.’ My husband looked over at my squishy morning face and affectionately said, 50 is a lot, maybe start with 30? These morning revelations are not unusual. I often wake up sensing a…
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How to Change Your Mind, Be Powerfully Transformed and Make Godly Decisions
A quick lesson on how to change your mind to make Godly decisions. “Please don’t follow me. I just need to think” I said as I quickly closed the apartment door praying he would understand and not take this personally. I grabbed the handrail to walk down the stairs and suddenly it hit me. –I…
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Finding Your Value in God: 3 Exciting Ways
Finding Your Value in God: 3 Exciting Ways
Finding your value in God sometimes begins in unexpected ways. “We are letting you go.” She stated so matter of fact. No, “We’re so sorry”, “Due to downsizing”, or “We are eliminating your position”. Just five simple words that would change the course of my life forever. Since the arrival of my new manager, the…
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The Story of John the Baptist: 4 Powerful Lessons and Bible Verses
The Story of John the Baptist: 4 Powerful Lessons and Bible Verses
The story of John the Baptist is a compelling, guiding narrative to introduce Jesus as the Messiah from someone who knew and loved him. John the Baptist’s story is full of purpose, hope, and heartbreak much like the story of you and me. His mission may seem more significant than ours but we are all…
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How to Humble Yourself Before God: 4 Beautiful Ways
How to Humble Yourself Before God: 4 Beautiful Ways
If you are wondering how to humble yourself before God, read Arrica’s story filled with Bible verses about the amazing benefits of a humble heart. A few months ago, our pastor said something on Sunday morning that convicted my heart. He said, “You should be reading the Bible to learn about God and not to…
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What God Says about You? 3 Amazing Truths
What God Says about You? 3 Amazing Truths
Do you wonder what God says about you? This post highlights three amazing truths about what God says about you. Nearly a decade ago, my husband wrote Ephesians 2:10 on a white 3×5 index card. Our two children were toddlers at the time and we had gone to the community pool to enjoy the dog…
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