Category: Bible

Advent: A Hopeful Story

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you’re hoping to receive? (Rule out the fact that, as an adult, you could probably acquire this…

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Defeating Your Past

Do you ever feel like your faults, failures and past sins disqualify you from being used by God? Sometimes those voices that tell me those things get so overpowering that I start…

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Changing Seasons

September 29, 2020, 2:36 p.m. Outside my window trees are tossing down their crimson, golden and blaze orange leaves, unfurling a vibrant welcome mat for the changing season. The newly cool autumn…

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Faith in Turmoil and Tumult

Over the last few months, we all have seen the memes about 2020. My favorite: “If 2020 were a piñata” superimposed over a picture of a huge paper wasp nest. I love…

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Types of Loneliness and the Importance of Facing It

No one wants to feel lonely. And yet, every single person does. Loneliness, along with anxiety, is one of the most basic realities of being human. Facing your loneliness takes courage. And, it’s…

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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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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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