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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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Controlled Burn in Preparation for Renewal

I don’t know about you, but I am glad 2020 is in full swing, and many people have told me they feel the same way! 2019 was very challenging for me. I like to think that the challenges I faced made me a better Christian and that I’ve grown from them. The truth is, most …

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Keeping Christ Close while Facing your Worst Fear

Imagine facing your worst fear. Do you know how you would handle it? Do you think God would be there to help you? I can answer these questions because one of my worst fears came true.       Keeping Christ Close while facing your worst fear became the most important thing to me. Struggles …

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Reckless and Audacious Prayer

I’m trying to pray reckless prayers. Reckless and Audacious. Reckless because I am not concerned about what others think about my prayer. Audacious, which is not a word that gets used every day, because I need a boldness that isn’t always appropriate. Reckless Prayer Requires Courage Dictionary.com uses such phrases as “recklessly brave” and “recklessly …

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What Does it Mean to be Chosen by God?

Have you wondered, what does it mean to be chosen by God? Nothing is required for us to be chosen by God. Jesus already accomplished our salvation over 2000 years ago on a cross. I always knew this truth, but understanding God’s love for me was illustrated and became real through the adoption of our …

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