Spiritual Growth

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

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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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How to Persevere in Faith When You Feel Like Giving Up
Most mornings I exercise on a path near my home and get to practice how to persevere when you feel like giving up! Occasionally, as I head out the door, a neighbor waves and says, “headed for a run, good for you!” It feels good to think people see me as a runner. I think…
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Girl with Sunflower-Godly contentment
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 shift began in my spirit. I developed internal confidence, because of my trust in God, which…
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Lady praying-Benefits of daily prayer
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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Lady looking in mirror-What is Identity in Christ?
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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Flowers in basket-waiting on God's timing
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
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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6 Ways of Finding Hope in Difficult Times and Seeking Blessings
6 Ways of Finding Hope in Difficult Times and Seeking Blessings
Finding hope in difficult times is challenging. Experiencing stressful, life-altering events often leads to despair which then threatens to swallow your desire and ability to trust God. But our faith muscle grows strongest when tested by the trials of life. God does not promise a stress-free life but He does promise to guide and walk…
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Trusting God in Times of Uncertainty: 6 Ways God Rescues Us
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 know we are already rescued by…
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