Mama Love ... Reveling In God's Great Love Story

Mama Love ... Reveling In God's Great Love Story

Since becoming a mom a few short months ago, I feel like I’ve gotten to see a small glimpse of what God’s love for me looks like in a way I never have before. While I know God’s love for me is still pretty much incomprehensible, I think becoming a mom has shifted my perspective. It’s opened my eyes to a new kind of love that I’ve never felt before, and it began at the cross. Do you revel in God’s Great Love Story?

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Maximize the Micro-Moments in Your Marriage

Maximize the Micro-Moments in Your Marriage

The two feet between our chairs felt more like miles. How did we get here? Is it possible to experience kindness and love toward each other? Forever seems too long. I’m tired. I sat genuinely confused. How could I fix our marriage when I didn’t understand how it became broken? We hadn’t experienced a huge crisis in our marriage. So why did it feel like we disliked each other so much? Why were we simply tolerating each other? Where had the intimacy gone? Could we ever get back to a place where we were excited to be married to each other? The fact that I didn’t have a reason for our lack of connection bothered me even more. So I did some digging. And it turns out, we weren’t alone.

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Reading With My Eyes Open...Guest Author!

Reading With My Eyes Open...Guest Author!

I need to examine my own life for truths from God’s Word. Am I turning a blind eye to truth because it may be uncomfortable and hard to absorb? There is risk in studying the Bible. Once I know the truth, I can be convicted to change, and change is scary! There is comfort in studying and knowing the Bible as well, because God’s guidance is so much better than my wisdom. God, help me to read the Bible with my eyes wide open and a give me a heart that is ready to receive what You have to say.

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Balancing Jesus and Me ... A Lesson In Distracted Devotion

Balancing Jesus and Me ... A Lesson In Distracted Devotion

I used to think I was doing really good at balancing my Jesus time and me time. Self care-you know. Then one day while I was happily having some “me time” Jesus and I had a little chat. My devotion to the Creator of the Universe was getting side stepped by a Hallmark movie and I had been ignoring my first love. My lesson in distracted devotion unfolded like this…

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The Day Worship Became My New Normal

The Day Worship Became My New Normal

Intimate worship. There is simply no better place to be than in His presence, continually washed by His grace. Swimming in His sea of redemption. Being surrounded by His protection. Feeling His embrace and seeking His comfort. Knowing the security of being engulfed in His sanctification. What passion needs to awaken inside your soul that will enable you to worship God more intimately?

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God's View From My Garden

God's View From My Garden

Yes, it was just an ordinary, simple farm garden, but it was there I learned God loves just the ordinary, authentic me. I have a heart that is just like my garden. A little bit fancy on the outside and a whole lot of weeds on the inside. It is pleasantly productive and particularly pitiful all at the same time. That is just how my life is sometimes. I live in the flesh, and it is a mess, yet God still chooses to use me and produce fruit from which others benefit. I am thankful He faithfully deals with the sinful weeds choking the life out of me by pulling them out by the root  and not just mowing them off the surface.

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How To Feel Secure In A World That's Not

How To Feel Secure In A World That's Not

The world tells us our security is in the temporary. Money, achievement, a house, and family all tell us how we can gain and measure our worth and social status. It is a dark veil that the world puts over our eyes to dictate who we think we are and how good we are at being ourselves. Somehow we traded innocence for the insecurity and our lives are falling apart. How can I find security?

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How To Live A Godly Life In An Ungodly World...Without Judging

How To Live A Godly Life In An Ungodly World...Without Judging

How do we live a godly life in an ungodly world? How do we manage to sort out sinful judgment of others from the Scripture’s command to “know their fruit?” It starts with seeing ourselves clearly and then extending grace to those around us. Living a godly life in an ungodly world takes wisdom.

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