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Jesus In Me Week 5 — Embracing the Purpose of the Holy Spirit

Jesus In Me Week 5 — Embracing the Purpose of the Holy Spirit

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Hi, who have been called according to His purpose. — Romans 8:28 Your life’s purpose is the same as mine: to know God and to give Him glory as you make Him known through the way you live your

When Your Grief Is Almost More Than You Can Handle

I remember well the day my husband, Danny, gave me my engagement ring. We were sitting on the couch beside the fireplace in my parents’ living room. Inside a little black velvet box was the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. It was exactly what I would have selected had I done so myself.

Don’t be afraid of 2021! All is not lost! We need a new beginning and God is here to bring it!

2021: All Is Not Lost

  I’m a self-professed choir nerd. Or I used to be. The melodies of a choral ensemble warming up before state competitions are the most memorable soundtracks of my high school years. Show choir, girls’ pop, quartet — you name the combination, I wanted to sing in it. Rarely a stand-alone soloist, I was at

Grief: take one step at a time, one day at a time.

Where Is God When I’m Grieving?

The Goodness of God Can you truly say that God is good? “One of the worst things you can do as a Christian is to go around with this plasticized mask on saying, ‘I love God, and He’s so good,’ when your heart is breaking inside,” says Dr. Joseph Stowell. “Sometimes you may say, ‘God

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 6 — Kingdom Minded. Eternally Focused.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. — James 1:12 The pain we’re walking through… It isn’t for nothing. ~ Lysa Welcome to our last week of the It’s Not Supposed

Take Courage

  Editor’s note: Bear Grylls is a survivor. You’ve likely seen him on one of his many survival and adventure TV shows, such as Man Vs. Wild, You Vs. Wild, The Island, and Running Wild with Bear Grylls. In his life, Bear has served with British special forces, climbed Everest, crossed the north Atlantic unassisted,

I am with you always

Prayer Is a Peace-Giving Gift

  Many decades ago, one of my college friends gave me a small picture that has meant a great deal to me. There is nothing remarkable about it from an artistic standpoint, but it has given me great comfort during some important times nonetheless. In fact, not long ago, I asked the Lord for direction

A Beautiful Ending

A Beautiful Ending

  The emperor of China had a problem. Something was destroying his mulberry trees. So he did what any brilliant man does when faced with a problem he can’t handle: he turned it over to his wife! When Empress Ce Ling Shee looked at the trees, she noticed a moth laying eggs on the mulberry

Relinquishing Control

When you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep — read Scripture. Distinguish between God’s voice and the voice of fear. Worry takes a look at catastrophes and groans, “It’s all coming unraveled.” God says, Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. — Romans 8:28 MSG Worry claims, “The world

3 Scriptures That Will Help Draw You Near to God

This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. — 1 John 5:14-15 Have you ever shared something deeply

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