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You are not an archetype

Let’s See Other People

Let’s See Other People

Do you love personality tests? I love personality tests. Myers-Briggs, DISC testing, even the one that classifies you as an animal (I’m a lion, by the way). My favorite two are the Enneagram and the Fivefold Ministry Test. I’m an eight on the Enneagram and a Prophet on the Fivefold, and these two things help

Sleep Like a Baby

Gideon came to the Jordan and crossed over, he and the 300 men who were with him, exhausted yet pursuing. — Judges 8:4 ESV Whoever coined the phrase “sleep like a baby” clearly never had one wake them up every two hours for nights on end. Having a newborn in your home makes you understand

What Is Surrender Anyway?

I don’t know what you are facing today, but I know what it’s like to face circumstances that are out of your control. Life can be swirling around us, it can be overwhelming and hard. We long for peace over a situation, but we try to hold on tightly for control because we feel we

Who Do I Surrender To?

A Great, Good, Trustworthy God Let’s say you need an operation on your heart. You can’t do it yourself, obviously. You’re going to have to trust a professional to open you up and fix whatever is wrong. You probably have a few criteria for someone who will crack your chest and take your heart in

Finding True Fulfillment – A Tale of Two Rings

  Editor’s Note: For years, Barry Zito lived as a walking personification of the American Dream. Professionally, he was at the top of his game as a Cy Young Award winner in Major League Baseball. Financially, he signed the richest contract ever given to a pitcher—seven years for $126 million. Socially, he was one of

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 5 — When the Enemy Comes Against Us

O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee and will look up. — Psalm 5:3b The enemy is vicious but he is not victorious. Because of Jesus, the victory is ours. ~ Lysa OBS Friends, It’s hard to believe it’s week five of the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Your Sins Are Forgiven

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. —­Romans 8:1 NIV The algebra of Heaven reads something like this: Heaven is a perfect place for perfect people, which leaves us in a perfect mess. According to Heaven’s debt clock, we owe more than we could ever repay. Our debt is enough

No one gets through without scars

The Promise of Strength to Endure

Our scars tell our stories. They are the mile markers of our existence, reminding us where we have been. Like chapter titles, they announce what has been written onto the pages of our lives. Even as they cover and hide our wounds, they reveal to all that we have suffered. As with a block of

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