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When Strivings Cease Session One — Favor You Cannot Earn

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 There is a place where duty is replaced by delight, performance is replaced with presence, self-improvement is replaced by transformation, and fear is erased with

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

15 Powerful Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel in Memphis, TN. On the 50th anniversary of his passing, we honor the legacy of this powerful speaker, writer and leader of the civil rights movement — a man for whom the love of Jesus Christ was a

Digging Behind "Never Enough"

Digging Behind “Never Enough”

I wish you could meet Harlie. She knows what’s up. I met her over a decade ago at the bakery next door to my church in downtown Atlanta. I’d go there five days a week and order coffee. You want to get better at turning strangers into friends? Here’s a pro tip: Remember names. Someone’s

Fiction Friday

Fiction Friday: January Reads

Snowed in? Or just staying out of the cold? Perfect! Grab these fiction titles and curl up for a long winter’s read by the fire. There’s nothing we enjoy more than reading with a big cup of something hot and yummy! Get cozy with these recommended titles and — bonus — they’re on sale!

: Before you can truly thrive, you need to know and embrace your true value. God is the One who created you and declares your worth and He says you are loved just as much as Jesus! How amazing is that?! Know deeply in your soul how much you are loved by God the Father today and thrive in that peace!

Your True Identity

Whether you are regarded as somebody or nobody in your family, job, school, or church, you are somebody to God. Whether you achieve great or small things, your infinite worth and value to Him are undiminished. God thinks highly of you and wants you to see yourself as He sees you. He wants you to

Let’s pray today for those who need restoration in their lives, including ourselves. God will help! He’s done it in the past and He’ll do it again. He’s the Master Builder!

Pray for the Dad Who Rebuilds

  I have friends who like to restore cars. I have other friends who like to restore houses. Many times we like to restore things because they are broken or because fixing something usually costs less than buying it new. But I think many enjoy the challenge of a fixer-upper because we enjoy the process

God Isn’t Uncomfortable With Your Grief

God Isn’t Uncomfortable With Your Grief

Grief is uncomfortable. Not just for the griever, but for those next to or in the general vicinity of the griever. Of course, I knew nothing about this until what had begun as a season of gratitude quickly and unexpectedly transitioned to one of deep grief. On a cold January night, I arrived at the

Reignited Fire in the Spirit

The first time I had ever been to my cousin’s house was also the first time we ever prayed together as a family. Unlike our usual family festivities, this get-together was a hard one to attend. We were here to pray for healing over my aunt who was just diagnosed with cancer. Everyone gathered together,

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