Aerial panorama of Botafogo Bay , Rio De Janeiro

How I Found Crazy Generous Love (+The Way It Transformed Me)

A few years ago, we gathered a team together that was going to Brazil on a missions trip. Our church supports missionaries there and we wanted to visit and serve in the community we have been supporting for decades. As God seems to do often, He blessed us with life lessons far beyond our expectations.

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The Biggest Reason Why You Need To “Pull Weeds” From Your Life

It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life that I forget to take a moment and ask, “Is this adding to my life or taking away? Is this bringing me closer to God or further?”

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The Sun Is Shining All Around You

A prisoner leans forward to get his face in direct line with the few angled beams of sunshine that make it past the bars and shadows of a tiny cell block window, to feel the warmth and glow and pure joy that such a simple thing can bring.

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What’s Your Focus?

There’s nothing fun about the tough times of life. But if we focus on God, our worries disappear and we find encouragement in Him.

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Stepping into the Next Chapter of Success

It’s graduation season and which means we hear a lot about what it means to be successful. But what does it mean to be truly successful?

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Don’t Worry About Anything

Don’t worry about anything…What?! That’s easier said than done, right? Worrying is like breathing in and breathing out. You’re not human if you’re not worrying. But how much does worry really add to our lives? Is worry robbing me of the peace I long for? The peace that exceeds anything we can understand?  Philippians 4:6-7…

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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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