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STATUS UPDATE: OTHERWISE UNKNOWN

Before I begin reading through a book in the Bible, I read the introductory information given in the pages before the first chapter. Knowing the background, date, and purpose of the book helps me better understand what I read and make personal application. Today I want to share how an “otherwise unknown” prophet delivered just…

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BE CAREFUL WHO YOU FOLLOW

I overheard a conversation recently where some people were discussing who they’d follow off a cliff. Of course, they were referring to qualities that make an individual a leader worth following. I know for sure my list of people I’d follow off a cliff is pretty short. How about yours? But are you careful about…

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DEALING WITH SHAME AS A BELIEVER

Shame is defined as a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. Have you ever experienced shame? Most of us have but I find it is one of, if not the, most difficult emotion to talk about.  Today I had a complete stranger attempt to shame me. To be clear, there was…

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FOR WHEN YOU LONG FOR PURPOSE AND CONNECTION

In my life I’ve had two ongoing struggles: purpose and connection. I share this because I know I’m not the only one. Every week I talk to individuals who wonder, “Am I doing what I’m supposed to do, what I was created to do?” These same people also express a desire to connect with others…

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One Pan Rosemary Honey Chicken Recipe

Do you ever have one of those weeks that feels two days too  long? A week when there are too many questions and not enough answers? Where it seems everyone’s getting it right and you’re still trying to figure out how to begin? Or is it just me? I’ve had one of those weeks. Two…

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THE RAY OF GRACE

A deeper walk with Christ is evident when our first response, our most compelling desire at any given time, in any situation, is to hunger for the advice found in God’s Word. The Word of God, when interwoven with prayer, serves as direction and guidance, conviction and comfort, a deterrent from sin, an escape, a…

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BATTLING THE BUDGET BLUES

Do you ever get the budget blues? The budget blues is the occasional feeling of discouragement and overwhelm caused by the gap between what you think you need/want and what your budget says you can afford. The feeling can be made worse by scrolling through Pinterest or watching HGTV. Battling the Budget Blues I have…

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YOUR EMPTY HANDS

Do not be thinking of how little you have to bring God, but of how much He wants to give you. He is the giver of all good gifts. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17…

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