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I Can’t Be Perfect

I Can’t Be Perfect

Trying to Be Perfect Dear Jesus, I am so frustrated and disappointed in myself. I want to be better than I am, and I want to do bigger and greater things. I know I’m not being all I can be — not for myself, not for those around me, and definitely not for You. Lord,

The Storm Inside: From Shame to Love

No matter how we look at it, one truth remains evident: life can be difficult. Like the changing seasons, we have days which are sunny and bright. We also have seasons which are filled with storms. It is the difficult stormy times that shape us into the people we are. Life storms test our faith,

God will forgive you for your past

Getting Past My Past

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 3:13-14 NIV, emphasis added We

Do Our Kids Know How Adored They Are by God?

  As parents, we constantly strive to raise emotionally healthy children, don’t we? We do our best to provide our kids with safe, stable and supportive home environments where words of love are spoken, acts of kindness are practiced daily, and mercy, grace, and forgiveness flow freely. We make it our parental priority to tend

Unpack Your Bags

  Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday featuring Devotionals Daily audio devotions. Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotion from Glory Days by Max Lucado.     Jimmy Wayne never knew his father. His mom spent more time in prison than out. When he was twelve years old, she was released

Passion: The Wide-Open Life

Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection.

#blessed

My daughter died of cancer at 8 years old, and I am blessed. Excuse me? Yes, you read that right. This statement appears to be oxymoronic, to be oil and water. Delusional. After all, the loss of Daisy Love drove me to spend some serious time questioning. Why, God? Why a broken world? Why me?

The Sixth Love Language

Editor’s Note: Chad and Julie Veach’s lives turned upside down when they learned that their beautiful baby girl Georgia had a rare brain disorder called Lissencephaly. Soon friends began getting tattooes of the letter G in support and prayer. Before long, G-tatts were being shared on social media the world over including super stars and

Depression: Jesus Understands Deep Sorrow

I was thirteen, working on some homework at the kitchen table when the yellow crank-dial phone that hung on the wall rang. My mom was washing dishes at the time, and I remember her gently drying off her hands before she answered it. “Oh no!” was her response. I watched as her shoulders sank and

Finding Hope in a Hopeless World

These three remain: faith, hope and love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13 Faith, hope, and love. According to the Bible these are three indispensable and eternally enduring commodities, ones we ultimately can’t live without. Love, said Jesus, is the driving principle behind God’s greatest commands. We must love God first, with everything we’ve got. And we

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