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I Give Up OBS Week 2 — God’s Character Matters

I Give Up OBS Week 2 — God’s Character Matters

Surrender can be scary but it becomes less scary and less risky when we know better the One we’re surrendering to. ~ Laura Story The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 Hi there, friends! Welcome to week two of the I Give Up Online Bible Study with our friend and

Conviction not shame

Let Go of Shame

Genesis 3:9-10 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Isn’t it crazy how the first feeling Adam and Eve expressed in the garden after they sinned was shame? I remember listening to

God Says You Are Enough Because I Am

We are a generation of women who have never worked harder to have it all, yet go to bed most nights worrying that we aren’t enough. We are constantly asking “Why?” We are constantly measuring. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, if you’re married, if you’re rich, poor, old, young, in college, or out of

Colossians 1:15 (Phillips)

Blessing Your Grandkids

Before we launch into some creative and meaningful ideas for grandparents, let me (John) share with you something I remember vividly about my grandfather. We called it the Great Parakeet Fiasco, and it became a legend in our home. I was in second grade. Our parakeet had escaped from its cage while we were at

Just as I am without one plea, I come, I come, O Lord, to thee.

Acts of the Almighty: Unity Matters

1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Paul spent eighteen months in Corinth, establishing and enlarging a church there. After he met and befriended two of the Christians whom Claudius Caesar had driven out of Rome, Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, Paul left Corinth and sailed to Ephesus, where, as always, he proclaimed the name of Jesus as the

He Paid the Bill

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a medical condition, chances are, you are also being confronted with mounting medical bills. And health care is expensive. Globally, health care cost is projected to continue skyrocketing. In 2016 researchers found that America spent almost twice as much on health care compared to other

The Books of the New Testament

Anyone who picks up the New Testament will find, if they give it a chance, that it is one of the most explosive books ever written. ~ N. T. Wright INTRODUCTION There is a massive difference between being familiar with something and understanding it. Having an acquaintance and building a deep friendship are radically different

Philippians 2:8

Roles We Never Imagined

You’ve got roles you were born into. You’ve got your position in your family of birth. You’ve got the role your parents put on you, your role in the family dynamics — the dutiful daughter, the rebel, the comedian of the family, whatever that is for you. You’ve got the roles you’ve sought for yourself.

What Is Bible Journaling And How Do I Start?

When you listen to a sermon or read the Bible, how many of the important things that God is saying to you do you actually remember? We are bombarded by so many demands each day. It’s often hard to recall anything that isn’t vying for our immediate attention, but the spiritual discipline of Bible journaling

Walkaway Jesus

Since Jesus came from Heaven to walk among us, Christians tend to think that walking away from anyone, or letting anyone walk away from the truth, is a failure on our part. But Jesus walked away or let others walk away… a lot. I reread the gospels and counted every occurrence where Jesus deliberately parted

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