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It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way OBS Week 1 — The Birthplace of Disappointment

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way OBS Week 1 — The Birthplace of Disappointment

Perfection sang in perfect harmony and danced with precision in this Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve could stand naked and unashamed — physically, emotionally, and spiritually because they had no other opinion to contend with but the pure love of God Himself.  ~ Lysa Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the

The Birthplace of Disappointment

Welcome!  Welcome to Session 1 of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. Opening Discussion How would you define disappointment? Watch Session One: The Birthplace of Disappointment The Birthplace of Disappointment (28 minutes) This Week’s Statement to Hold Onto: What would happen in our lives if we really lived in the absolute assurance of God’s love

Find Delight in What Is Right

Paintings and People It was July 21. My forty-eighth birthday. I was in one of the hardest parts of this season of suffering. The season of dust. I wasn’t able to do the typical “Hey, since this is my birthday, let me just do a little planning… a little dreaming” thing. Nope. The future felt

When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

There’s no easy way to attach the word cancer to your world and not make all who love you cry. I kept thinking about that statement everyone loves to throw out in times like these: “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” But that’s not actually in the Bible. God does say He

Unanswered Prayers

It’s easy to slip into the mentality that we somehow fell through the cracks of God’s good plans. Things are too final. The ink is too dry. The page has been turned. Their heart is too hard. Your heart is too hurt. The doctors have said impossible. The account is too bankrupt. The biological clock

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Dust

I grabbed my chest while tears slipped down my cheeks in an unending stream. The pain in my heart wasn’t physical. But the stabbing emotional hurt was so intense I could hardly breathe. My hands were shaking. My eyes were wide with fear. My mouth felt paralyzed. My life had gone from feeling full and

You’re Invited to the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study

In their hearts people plan their way, but the Lord directs their steps. — Proverbs 16:9 Sometimes to get your life back, you have to face the death of what you thought your life would look like. ~ Lysa TerKeurst Have you ever looked at your life in disappointment, heartbreak, deep loss, or just frustration

Top 10 Book Gift Ideas 2018

Sing with us now!.. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!.. And, it’s time to decide which books we’re giving our family and friends for Christmas! We love giving faith-building books to our loved ones. Here are some of the best current books and devotionals by some of our favorite Christian authors. Enjoy! Us

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Between Two Gardens

Genesis tells us that the human heart was created in the perfection of the garden of Eden. Can you imagine what the world looked like when God first created it? When He said it was all good. Very good. And it was all perfect. Perfection’s symphony filled the atmosphere. Everything ebbed and flowed in complete

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