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BEHOLDS: A Redeemed Life beholds the word of God and their mind is renewed by His truth. (ROMANS 12:2)

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CULTIVATING A THANKFUL HEART BY KNOWING GOD’S NAMES

“To trust God in the light is nothing but trust him in the dark – that is faith.” C H Spurgeon It had been almost thirty years since I let go of religious efforts to please God and accepted His saving grace. All my young life I went to Sunday school and church, learning stories...
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THE JOURNEY OF DESIRE

“To live with desire is to choose vulnerability over self-protection; to admit our desire and seek help beyond ourselves is even more vulnerable. It is an act of trust. In other words, those who know their desire and refuse to kill it, or refuse to act as though they don’t need help, they are the...
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OUR ANCHOR, WORN & STRONG

“You may have traveled long and far, across states and time zones to make it to this moment. You may have only traveled a short distance. Maybe you have been looking forward to this week all year, or maybe a friend invited you, and you’re still not quite sure how you got here. But I...
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FAITH CAN MULITPLY YOUR LITTLE INTO MUCH

Continuing to grow in Jesus, especially after knowing Him years upon years, is a beautiful and beggarly feat. It’s a long-ward journey, often marked by highs and lows, by which we follow Jesus into the depths upon depths of an ongoing intimate relationship, conforming more into His likeness, and walking out a life of Spirit-driven...
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LORD OF THE PARTY

I remember first coming to Christ and not believing that grace was real. It sounded wonderful coming from the mouth of my pastor. The concept was stuff of great stories, but in real life, I wasn’t so comfortable receiving it. To one who had convinced herself that approval must be earned, it was awkward. I...
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MY MOTHER’S LEGACY

Before anything else has been said, I know that my Mama would want me to preface that she is not perfect. She has made mistakes, she has failed, and she attributes anything else to the grace of God.  But, what my Mama will not tell you about herself is that she is an amazing woman,...
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REMINDERS OF GOD’S LOVE

My oldest daughter turned 22 years old last Friday. That means that it was 22 years ago that I had my first child. She was beautiful. She was tiny. She was mine. And I was young – 19 to be exact. Years ago, I was a teenage mom, not married, and in the fall of...
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TRANSFORMING GRACE

I will use her.  I will lead her into the wilderness and comfort her. There I will restore her vineyards; turning the valley of trouble into a gate of hope. Hosea 2:14-15 There is something I find uniquely exhilarating and pure, wild and rugged about being in nature.  Breathing in fresh mountain air. Watching the...
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THE GREATEST STORY

Here’s a little piece of advice: Never go to the movies with me.  For starters, I’m quite the talker. I fully engage in the experience—out loud.  I will eat your Twizzlers. I’ll get really engrossed in the film and drink from your Diet Coke. Then (because I’ve now slurped down your drink, as well as...
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