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What’s Next?: Start the Journey

What’s Next?: Start the Journey

We need to look to God as our ultimate GPS, our soul’s true compass, if we want to live a life that’s purposeful, joyful, and significant for eternity ~ Chris Hodges Getting Started Sometimes, the most difficult part of a journey is the first step. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe there is a place in

Help Your Kids Sparkle And Shine For God

  I have always been fascinated by the uniqueness of God’s creation. Each day, as I walk through my neighborhood and soak in the beauty of the trees, the flowers, and the wildlife around me, I am awestruck by God’s unlimited imagination and His vast creative powers. In a similar fashion, when I think about

How to Silence the Negative Voices In Our Daughters’ Heads

  Last year, during one of those miraculously divine appointments that only our great God can arrange, a beautiful, bright-eyed college student walked into my life. As I’ve gotten to know this young lady, I’ve discovered that God has blessed her with a multitude of gifts. She’s smart, sensitive and compassionate. She possesses a heart

The Jewish Roots of Christianity | How to Reclaim Your Inheritance

As a born-again Believer, do you feel as though your walk with God has stalled? What once was a burning fire and a passion for the Lord just isn’t the same — the light is still there, yes, but it has dimmed. Are you going through the motions in your faith journey but long for

Tailor Made: The Authentic You

The authentic self is soul made visible. — Sarah Ban Breathnach 1 We are the most at ease when no one is watching. We are free to be ourselves and act the way we feel at the moment when no one is there to judge us. When I took my daughter, Holly, to her first

Insecurity and the Runaway Bride: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

You know Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride? Surely you do. Man, I hope you do. That Julia, goodness gracious, she’s the cutest. But she’s a tiny bit of a head case in Runaway Bride. The story goes that she’s this woman who has been engaged three times, has left all her fiancés at the altar, and

Raising Kids to be Super Heroes for God

Before we were born, God lovingly envisioned us in His mind’s eye. He created us for a purpose. He crafted special plans for each of our lives (Jeremiah 1:5, 29:11; Ephesians 2:10). Although we live in a broken world that constantly tempts us to forget who we are, to set aside our spiritual gifts, and

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

She’s Still There: Fight for Your Life

You have to choose to be brave enough to believe that a uniquely beautiful life is still yours to have. And you have to choose to be bold enough to grab hold of the hope you have for the girl inside. The girl who’s still there. The girl who dreamed of — and deserves —

Unforgivable Sin: Does God Ever Leave Us?

An Earth Shattering Instant No one saw Harriet’s suicide coming. Two nights before her death, she wrote an e-mail to a friend in which she admitted that she was struggling with doubt but believed she was turning the corner. She even had an affirming conversation with her spiritual mentor the night before she took her

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