Discipleship

20
Oct

Imagine the Bigger Picture of Your Life

Some time ago, God revealed to me that He is a big picture God and that He is equally detailed too. Why should this matter? Because for us to see the bigger story in our lives, we need understand the bigger picture and the bigger purposes of God in our lives. Time frames our lives, and the images we paint

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17
Oct

What’s Your Foundation?

If you were building a house, you would never start framing until a solid foundation was properly in place. So why not approach your spiritual life with the same care and concern? Without a strong foundation, our houses crumble in severe storms. Similarly, without a solid spiritual foundation, we crumble, sometimes at the mere mention of a storm. Jesus uses

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13
Oct

Self-Talk is Serious Business

  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2   Recently, I was in the produce section at the grocery store, talking to myself about what type of lettuce I wanted to purchase. I

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10
Oct

Walking With God

Do you ever stop to think about what it means to walk with God? In Genesis 5:21-24 we read of a man named Enoch who began walking with God after he turned sixty-five years old ––  and he continued walking with God the rest of his life. “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. Then Enoch walked

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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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