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Decisions Decisions!

Setting an eternal mindset and rooting our decisions in His Kingdom is the first and the hardest step. However, God provides us with two ways to help us continue seeking His will in making the wisest decision.

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Restoration – Beauty in Brokenness

The first time I learned about Kintsugi, I was captivated. Kintsugi (golden joinery) is an ancient Japanese art form that was birthed from a philosophy that “…treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise…” (Wikipedia, 2016). Cherished pieces of pottery, porcelain, or ceramics have a story and value. The…

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The Best Way to Respond to a “Heavy” Feeling

Please tell me that I’m not alone in this—many times throughout the day, I feel a “heaviness” in my stomach.  It could be one of those beautiful, warm spring days like we’ve had here lately. I’ll be basking in the sunshine one moment and then feel that proverbial dark cloud around me in the next. I…

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Is It Saturday In Your Life?

I have a super fancy college word that I’d like you and me to learn together.   Ready? Here’s the word – denouement (say it DAY-noo-mahn). Webster’s Dictionary defines it as the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved….

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What’s So Good About Good Friday?

ARIMATHEA (God In My Grave) Watch an interpretation of the Easter Story from Joseph of Arimathea’s view. To learn more about Joseph of Arimathea, read: Matthew chapter 27, Mark chapter 15, Luke chapter 23, John chapter 19, and Isaiah 53:9. Thanks to Passion City Church for this content. What’s so good about Good Friday? Watch…

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Receiving Real Rest

Are you weary? Are you carrying heavy burdens? Sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling like the weight of the world is on me. I may get temporary, physical relief, or even a mental escape, from a vacation or time doing something I enjoy. Although those things are all good and needed, I still…

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Great Days Can Become Sad

What are some of the most important days of the year for you? For many, Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, special holidays are among the most important. These are all great days to celebrate and memorialize. At times though, GREAT days can become SAD or discouraging days. In December, I buried my lovely bride of 27 years,…

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Sacrificial Love

Lately, I have been walking through a unique season in my life that has me thinking about the nuances of love we don’t often hear about. Yes. Love can be beautiful, fulfilling, and life-giving, but there are seasons when love is simply a challenge — when love is sacrificial love. Last year, my husband and…

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Looking Back

The other day, I googled quotes on looking back. Boy, what a mistake. First, the volume of opinion about whether or not looking back in your life is a great, or terrible, idea is substantial. 50% of all the quotes I read centered around the idea that looking backward in life is unnecessary, unproductive, and…

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I Have Something To Confess

I have a confession to make. After years of walking with Jesus, and studying the Bible, I still struggle with extending grace.  Perhaps you can relate. It is one of the most challenging commands from God that I’ve had to follow. Yet, it seems that the more I pray, and ask for grace, the more…

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