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You Are the Girl for the Job — Wrapping It Up (Or, is this is just the beginning….?)

You Are the Girl for the Job — Wrapping It Up (Or, is this is just the beginning….?)

Friends, what a study You Are the Girl for the Job has been for us! I don’t know about you, but in this crazy time, it sometimes feels like just doing the minimum required of each day is a victory (and it is!), but the Lord created us for so much more; He’s got plans

You Are the Girl for the Job Week 3 — What?

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 [Mary Magdelene] was a woman who knew trauma. For so many of us,

He gives us the grace to persevere.

In My Weakness

My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV The Scriptures don’t provide the specifics, but we know that the apostle Paul struggled with what he referred to as a “thorn in [his] flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7). Whatever the problem was, it was so bothersome

No one gets through without scars

The Promise of Strength to Endure

Our scars tell our stories. They are the mile markers of our existence, reminding us where we have been. Like chapter titles, they announce what has been written onto the pages of our lives. Even as they cover and hide our wounds, they reveal to all that we have suffered. As with a block of

Permission to Lament

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A Yoke for Rest?

In Jesus’ day, farmers used a yoke — a kind of collar — to link two oxen to each other. The yoke was then attached to some other object, such as a plow. Linked by the yoke, the two oxen could then work together, pulling whatever burden was attached to the yoke. Jesus applies this

You Can Have The Life You’ve Always Wanted

Success in any field requires work, practice, dedication, and the ability to learn from setbacks. When something is worth our effort, we throw ourselves into the task. What makes us think becoming spiritually mature is any different? The Apostle Paul used terms borrowed from the sporting world. “Work out your salvation,” “run to win,” “buffet

Plant Your Seeds

Faith in Action When we told our close friends and family that we were pregnant and that we still felt called to adopt, many people thought we were crazy and cautioned us to reconsider the timing. But Ari and I held fast to an unexplainable, unwavering faith that this was God’s plan. This plan didn’t

The Prayer of Blessing

One year I gave my six-year-old daughter, Amanda, a small, decorative box. Inside it I put a small piece of jewelry that she had been wanting for a long time. When she unwrapped the gift and saw the box, she squealed and remarked on every detail. “Oh, Mommy, this is so beautiful! Look at the

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