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Anxious for Nothing — That’s a Wrap!

Anxious for Nothing — That’s a Wrap!

How did that go by so fast? It’s wrap-up week already, friends! It’s time to grab your study guides and review our journey together, and if you haven’t finished the videos, or you want to rewatch them and take more notes (I do it all the time!), you have all week to catch up. This

Rest in Me

Peace for Today

Trust Me in the midst of a messy day. Your inner calm — your Peace in My Presence — need not be shaken by what is going on around you. Though you live in this temporal world, your innermost being is rooted and grounded in eternity. When you start to feel stressed, detach yourself from

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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

Anxious for Nothing Week 2 — Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything… — Philippians 4:5-6 Unchecked anxiety can unleash an Enola Gay* of destruction that levels everything in its way. ~ Max Welcome back! It’s week two of the Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study with Max Lucado. *The Enola

Noise Pollution {5 Minutes with Jesus} | Sheila Walsh

Noise Pollution {5 Minutes with Jesus}

Noise Pollution Stop for a moment and just listen. What do you hear? Maybe the neighbor’s lawnmower… the barking dog a few houses down… a clock ticking… the cars on the street. Now stop for a moment and just listen to the noise inside. What is keeping your heart from being quiet and at peace?

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 4 — Expectant Hope

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her! — Luke 1:45 He has promised that we can have joy in the midst of everything that life is throwing at us. ~ Stasi OBS Friends, You’re half-way through the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! Last week

Unwavering: A Reason to Celebrate

INTRODUCTION Group leader reads aloud these opening words from Stasi: I love to celebrate. I love birthday parties and baby showers, holidays and homecomings. But I especially love Christmas. Except when I don’t. At the beginning of too many holiday seasons, I can become overwhelmed by what is “required” of me. That is, I did,

Where, O Death, Is Your Sting?

A note from Stasi: As we grieve with and pray for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, the persecuted church around the world and all those in hard situations around us, to hold on to joy ourselves can seem an impossible task. But it isn’t meant to be – because of all that Jesus

He is risen | An Easter Devotion

HE IS RISEN: Alive and Victorious!

HE IS RISEN: Alive and Victorious! “Which person, alive or dead, would you choose to talk with over coffee, and why?” The question came from a group of ladies whose church conference I would be speaking at in a few months. They thought it would be fun to include some trivia in the program. The

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