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Forty-Eight Things you Can Do to Relieve Anxiety

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Dealing with anxiety can be an up-and-down journey. The hills and valleys come when you least except them. We would love to just take the short cut to avoid them, or the straight path that will cut right through them, but it is not always that easy. Believe me, I know. Anxiety is a frequent feeling that I have dealt...

A Free Five-Day Devotional on The Three Greatest Gifts: Faith, Hope and Love

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Of all the gifts we are given by God, there are only three that we are told will remain into eternity: faith, hope and love (1 Cor. 13:13). What does this mean for our life? How can we pursue these gifts in our daily life. In this devotional series a person will learn: What faith really is and how to...

Why Are Trials Necessary to Grow our Faith?

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One of the great mysteries of God is why He allows trials and hardships for those who love Him. In our human view, we believe that a loving God always has to show His love, and therefore absolve our life of any pain. Yet, if you've journeyed with God for any amount of time, you know that He does...

Why Is It That Life Feels Fuller in Quarantine?

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Life in quarantine has me feeling busier than I have felt been in any months previously. Even though so many places and events are shut down and taken away from us, my schedule still is overflowing. Our office staff isn't even working together in the same place. Our programs are not hosting events at the church because we cannot gather anyone...

Online Good Friday Service: Seven Cries of the Cross

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Good Friday is a tradition that has been celebrated for centuries by the Christian church. It is meant to be a day of remembrance about the crucifixion of Christ and His earthly death on the Friday before Easter Sunday. For hundreds of years, churches around the world gather in the afternoon or evening to reflect on the death of Christ...

A Free Five-Day Devotional to Help Overcome Fear

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Dealing with fear can be a relentless fight for sanity. Our imagination can run wild and anxiety can hold us tight in its grip. The Bible commands us to "fear not" and trust God. I have created a five day devotional series for both families and individuals. In this devotional series a person will learn: Who God is as the great Shepherd ...

The Power of Contentment: Three Ways to Change Your Perspective Quickly

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If you came to my house on any given day there are a few phrases you may hear repeated are: “Stop it!,” “Moooooooom,” or “I’m Doooone!” But one phrase I know you would hear is “That’s not fair.” Living in a home with five little kids who constantly battle with each other means that at any given moment one of...

Six Ways to React to Unexpected Trials in Our Life [video blog]

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Freak out... or have faith? Those seem to be the only two options for Christians when it comes to facing trials in our life, but what does that look like practically? In today's video blog I address six ways we can react to unexpected trials that come into our life. These principles are based on Mark 4:35-41 and Matthew 14:22-36. Watch...

Six Ways to Stop Thinking Fearful Thoughts

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If you grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s as I did, you’re familiar with the idea of mixtapes.  Mixtapes were a way of creating a compilation of music onto one source that played in any Walkman, car stereo, or boombox. To us back then, mixtapes are what playlists are to us today except with about 100 times the effort....

The Greatest Idol Crushing We Have Ever Seen 

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The coronavirus pandemic feels like an Old Testament judgement of God on the Earth. In the past, God destroyed whole Nations and people groups. He promised after Noah to not wipe out the entire world again, but if we are honest, there are moments it appears like it is headed down that path. The longer this crisis goes on, the...

Understanding Why God Is Silent

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? I just needed to get away. The stress of ministry life, family life, and just life seemed to be overwhelming to me. I described my life as a stereo turned up all the way and the volume control was broken off. I didn’t need to just turn down the noise--I needed to turn it...

10 Bible Verses to Support Your New Year’s Resolutions

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A New Year is seen as a fresh beginning, a time for resolutions and promises on habits and behaviors we’d like to incorporate into this new start. Here are 10 Scriptures to support and encourage you in your New Year’s New Beginning.   All verses from the ESV translation. Psalm 5:3 "O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare...