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Trusting in the Master Gardener

Trusting in the Master Gardener

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east in Eden. — Genesis 2:8 The Butchart Gardens of Victoria, British Columbia, enjoy a worldwide reputation. Begun in 1904 in Mr. Butchart’s abandoned stone quarry north of the city, the gardens now contain fifty acres of year-round blossom and sculptured greenery. I first visited

Good Success

Have you ever experienced outward success while privately battling internal feelings of insignificance? Have you ever smiled for the camera after receiving an award or recognition, but struggled with emptiness and worthlessness afterward? Have you ever hustled your way to professional or personal success, only to find fatigue and frustration on the other side of

Groomed: Overcoming the Lies that Shaped our Past and Stepping into a Limitless New Year

I’ve spent more than a decade working with American survivors of sex trafficking — precious young girls who, before they had everything stolen, lived a lot like my daughter or yours. When I first started working with them, I thought I was there to help them, but the more I listened to their stories, the

Gluten-Free Pasta: The Failure of Perfection

We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection. ~ Brené Brown The congested traffic curved for miles ahead of me, looking like a winding line of red

Rebekah Lyons Invites You to Rhythms of Renewal

Rhythm is something intentional that we decide that we’re going to do every day. And, renewal is to repair something that has been broken down or worn out. Rhythms of Renewal is God inviting us in to a cadence with Him. Where we rest with Him and He leads us. He wants to be our

Join the Rhythms of Renewal Online Bible Study

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path… — Psalm 142:3 God pours into us in the still and silent places so He can pour us out in the world He loves. ~ Rebekah Lyons Hey, friends, Are you ready for a fresh start in 2020? I have a love-hate relationship

Focus on Love This Christmas

Let all that you do be done in love. —1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV My friend from law school, Diana, pulled into the snow-covered drive. I put on boots and went out to greet her. “Merry Christmas,” I said, embracing her. “Thanks for inviting me to your family Christmas,” she said. “I thought I’d have to

Why Should I Read the Bible?

These instructions are not empty words — they are your life! — Deuteronomy 32:47 When I was younger, I saw the Bible as a book of rules, a long list of dos and don’ts. Although I was saved at a young age, my view on God’s love was severely skewed. I thought I was a “good” Christian if I did

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