The Valley of Blessing

In 2 Chronicles 20, several armies declared war against King Jehoshaphat at the same time. It says he was terrified when he heard the news. He immediately began to beg The Lord…

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Defiant Hope for Troubling Times

“In this world you will have trouble…” What an incredibly uplifting sentiment, right? I think the last few months have been evidence enough that this true. So much pain, heartache and loss.…

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An Emotional Healing Process Everyone Should Know

Everyone deals with painful emotions from time to time. You might struggle with anger, envy, fear, or guilt. These emotions might be related to a current experience, or they might be emotions…

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We Disagree, Therefore I Need You

This week, I would like to share a few thoughts about how I believe Jesus wants his people to relate to one another on matters that are important, but that are also…

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Pursuing Presence in Isolation (Pt. 1) “A Starting Point”

I’m not one who likes to hug strangers, but the last time I went to the grocery store I had the insatiable urge to embrace everyone I passed. I didn’t, of course.…

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How I Survive Social Distancing

When you’re experiencing a crisis in your life, it’s natural to dwell on that crisis more than anything else. Whether it’s a small personal dilemma or a global pandemic like we’re currently…

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Stand Strong

One of my favorite people in the Bible is Gideon. I’m reminded of his story so often because I find myself in need of all the lessons it teaches. In Judges 6,…

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Don’t Compartmentalize Your Christianity

The next time you’re standing in your kitchen, bedroom, or at your desk, I want you to look at drawers. Yes, drawers. The place where you store cutlery, clothes, or staplers and…

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Hooked

byDave Mierau Captivating entertainment has never been more ubiquitous, accessible, and affordable. There’s a spiritual battle being waged over our time, attention, and affection. What we treasure determines what we desire (Matthew…

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Healing Toxic Self Condemnation

The voice of toxic self-condemnation can still get loud in my head, even after years of “knowing better”. This toxic voice says: —”It’s selfish to consider your own wants and needs.” —”It’s…

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