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The Difficult Stuff Is the Beginning of Joy

The Difficult Stuff Is the Beginning of Joy

While I may have read in my Bible that we are in a spiritual war, that truth had not fully adjusted my expectations of this life. To accept that life is supposed to be hard is the beginning of joy. There is freedom in understanding that Heaven is coming and we are not there yet. We’re called to live, instead, aware

We matter because He says we matter

What’s Keeping Us from Dreaming?

He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. – Ephesians 1:4 What could cause us to miss God’s plans? I think a lot of us are afraid. We’ve got hang-ups, and some of us have deep needs that we don’t even have words for.

Restless: What Are You Passionate About?

William Wilberforce knew his passion. He resisted it, but this passion held him captive as a young man, nearly at the same time that he became completely captivated by Jesus. He met God and wanted nothing more than to begin vocational ministry; he was convinced this was the best way to serve God. But the

Books for a Flourishing Faith

Editor’s note: Don’t you just love books that lift you up? Books that encourage your heart? Books that plant new seeds for your faith? Check out some of the latest new releases in Christian publishing — books that will strengthen your walk with Jesus, offer you strategies to get through hard seasons, and build your foundation

Chasing After the Heart of God

What are you chasing? We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind. A man after God’s own heart… As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see

Restless: What Is Your Passion?

Threads of Passions William Wilberforce knew his passion. He resisted it, but this passion held him captive as a young man, nearly at the same time that he became completely captivated by Jesus. He met God and wanted nothing more than to begin vocational ministry; he was convinced this was the best way to serve God. But the passion that

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