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Jesus Calling: Turn Toward Me

Jesus Calling: Turn Toward Me

Jesus Calling: Turn Toward Me Make Me your focal point as you move through this day. Just as a spinning ballerina must keep returning her eyes to a given point to maintain her balance, so you must keep returning your focus to Me. Circumstances are in flux, and the world seems to be whirling around

Do you also live in the now-and-not-yet wrestling match of skin and soul. Our bodies are good. We are loved by God… including our bodies. Even when it doesn’t feel that way! In this fallen world we’re told otherwise, but if we want to live free from shame, we have to live in the truth, right?

Why Body Image Is a Spiritual Issue

  I’m grateful you’re here. I believe healing is available for us. I believe our culture is ripe for revival as it pertains to seeing our bodies in light of God’s kingdom. I’m literally praying for you. Let’s get started. I was riding in the back of one of my parents’ cars; I can’t quite

If you’re suffering right now, Jesus in not indifferent! He isn’t late. He isn’t unaware. He has a bigger plan than we can currently imagine and in the end it will be worth it. Come share your thoughts with us.

The Power of Perspective

  Several years ago, a good, very godly friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. It was devastating. We had prayed and prayed for her recovery, but there was no sign of God’s healing hand. Jim sat by his wife’s side all day, every day. Anything he could do to make his wife more

What Holds the Key to Your Heart?

When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then come, follow Me.” — Luke 18:22 I long to be a woman who follows hard after Jesus. And I’m not talking about a plastic-Christian life,

Red, White, and… Books!

  Independence Day — America’s birthday — is right around the corner! Are you ready to celebrate?! Today, we’ve rounded up several titles to bring out the red, white, and blue in you. Enjoy!

Maybe the toughest part of following God faithfully is trusting He is good through very hard seasons. God is for us, even when it is hard and even when the hard lasts so much longer than we ever imagined. He intends what hurts for the good!

Joseph: “God intended it for good.”

  Genesis 50:20 Although Joseph spent most of his life in Egypt, he represents Jewish manhood at its best . He had clean hands and a pure heart, yet he suffered considerably because of what others did to him. His father pampered him and his older brothers hated him and sold him as a slave.

Love. I don’t know what that means. I don’t know that You love me, and I suppose I don’t know if I love You either. I fear You and I respect Your power, but I’m afraid Your next move will take another chunk out of me.

Are You Painting Your Masterpiece with My Pain?

  Honest Prayers for The Darkest Times Dear God, I was making a list of things I know for sure, but when I went to write “God loves me,” I couldn’t — it felt like a lie. I believe You love me, but I don’t know it. I think You do. Your book says You

Submitting is hard for us because we’re so willful! We want to do what we want to do! But, we can follow Jesus’ example and choose to align with God the Father and obey Him in every way and do life His way! Let’s sit down inside and out!

How Jesus Lived

  There was a little girl who was being unruly, disobedient, and obstinate. Exasperated, her mother finally told her to sit in the corner until her attitude changed. The little girl, with arms folded, stomped over to a small chair in the corner and sat down. A few minutes later, she shouted out, “Mom, I

Let Your Father Fight for You

  With us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles. — 2 Chronicles 32:8 NKJV Nadin Khoury was thirteen years old, five foot two, and weighed, soaking wet, probably a hundred pounds. His attackers were teenagers, larger than Nadin, and outnumbered him seven to one. For thirty minutes they

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