Discipleship

5
Sep

Who Do You Say I Am?

Who do people say we are? How do family, friends, and coworkers describe us to others? According to a 2016 Barna Research Group survey, about three out of every four Americans identify themselves as Christians.[1] Have you ever wondered how the term “Christian” came into being –– what it meant during the culture of the early church –– and what

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20
Jun

Are You a SAGE Con?

Ok –– I’m sure I’m not the only one who had no clue “what” or “who” a SAGE Con is –– right? When I ran across the reference to this title in a recent article, I had to stop, pull out my handy-dandy dictionary –– Google ––, and look it up. According to the Barna Group, a SAGE Con is

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18
Apr

What Do You Believe?

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) When I was a little girl, my understanding of the Bible was limited. What little I knew about God and His Word revolved around children’s

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11
Apr

GRACE: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense

Two very special friends welcomed their second beautiful daughter into the world a few days ago. Laying eyes on this lovely baby girl, with a head full of thick – black hair, brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. In much the same way, this week, tears of joy will be experienced by millions across the globe

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21
Mar

The Point of Change

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that is good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 There are hosts of destructive behaviors we can find ourselves trapped in. Whether it’s something seemingly harmless like lacking boundaries, enabling loved ones, overloading our schedules,

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15
Mar

Feet on the Right Path

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105 As a young Christian, little did I know, lying within the leather cover of my practically untouched Bible, were life-giving Words that would, not only comfort me in times of pain and direct me in times of confusion, but would also teach me many

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3
Jan

Courage for the First Step

How can we maintain courage even when life gets difficult? In today’s blog, Ann challenges us to embrace our God-given courage and take that very first step toward making significant changes in our lives.

6
Dec

Courage Is: Being Honest with Ourselves and Others

In a world full of noise and worldly advice, how can we maintain a positive, courageous focus? In today’s Blog, Ann discusses the importance of courageously choosing to be honest with ourselves and others, and she offers important steps that help us do just that!

27
Sep

Choosing Courage

In a world full of noise and worldly advice, how can we maintain a positive, courageous focus? In today’s Blog, Ann discusses the importance of courageously choosing to maintain a focus grounded in our faith and hope in Jesus Christ, and she offers three important steps that help us do just that!

13
Sep

Recognizing the Enemies of Courage

How can you maintain courage even when life gets difficult? In today’s blog, Ann identifies three specific enemies of courage we must recognize and defeat if we are going to live courageously.