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God Is Our Provider

God Is Our Provider

Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. — Proverbs 24:3-4 In the Scriptures, wisdom is portrayed as valuable as precious treasure and riches. We all know of foolish people who lost a great deal of wealth due to

My worth

In God’s Image

God created human beings in His image. In the image of God He created them. He created them male and female. — Genesis 1:27 NCV  Some of us spend an enormous amount of time and effort attempting to prove our self-worth. A constant need to be validated impacts our work, home life, finances, fitness, and every aspect of day-to-day living. When

Debt Up to Our Ears and How to Pray About it

3 Devotions and Prayers to Fight Off Financial Anxiety What the Word Says: Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.  — Philippians 4:6 NCV According to a recent poll, money is the number one stressor among Americans. Among those surveyed, more than 40 percent reported feeling

Focus on Love This Christmas

Let all that you do be done in love. —1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV My friend from law school, Diana, pulled into the snow-covered drive. I put on boots and went out to greet her. “Merry Christmas,” I said, embracing her. “Thanks for inviting me to your family Christmas,” she said. “I thought I’d have to

The Weekly Faith Project: A Challenge to Journal, Reflect, and Cultivate a Genuine Faith 

The moment has come. Your alarm goes off (maybe for the second time), and your feet hit the floor. It’s still a little dark outside, and you’re all sorts of groggy. It’s the start of another day, and you already feel exhausted, overwhelmed and underprepared. You have approximately 45 minutes to take a shower, make

Mary: Trusting God’s Grace

  “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” — Luke 1:38  Why have we not taught that one should certainly trust in the grace of God, and count our works as of no value: or that they are not ours, be they ever so good, but God’s? For if the works

Prayer That Aligns with Jesus’ Heart

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. — 1 John 5:14 NIV A friend sent me a pretty graphic with the statement “Those who put everything in God’s hands eventually see God’s hand in everything.” I’ve also heard, “Pray and pay

Psalm 44:21

Tucked Away Jesus

He knows the secrets of the heart. — Psalm 44:21 NKJV It was a small nativity scene. A little box holding a few plastic pieces my mother had brought home from her travels. I had hesitated before I shoved it onto a shelf. Shouldn’t I just put it in the garage-sale box? I had wondered.

3 Prayers for Joy and Gratitude

Thank You for Joy! The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. — Psalm 19:8 Dear Jesus, Sometimes I crave the unbridled joy of childhood. I remember how it felt to pedal my bike fast, wind whipping through my

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