A Christ-like Response in a Chaotic Time

Question #1: If God is sovereign, why is the world in upheaval? It is a question that has been asked in one form or another since the beginning of time. All throughout scripture we uncover people in desperate, dark, and confusing situations, often crying out to God for answers. There are many examples of this…

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His Life Brought Light to Everyone

 It happens every year, but this year it seems like a rampant disease. The Christmas to-do lists, pressure, exhaustion, and anxiety. Getting “ready” for Christmas has become less about preparing our hearts and WAY more about preparing for duties, responsibilities and trying to stuff-down all of our raw emotions so we can smile along to…

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Called with Purpose: Becoming the Woman God Created You To Be.

5:00am wakeup call after a sleepless night with a sleepless and fussy baby.With tired eyes, I see pumpkin pancakes spiraling across the kitchen and swirling all over the high chair and the floor. I’ve done 3 diaper changes and 1 outfit change.I’m washing dishes and bottles and scrubbing impossibly orange high chairs and floors.I’ve read 10…

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Dreams and Desires

I’m a dreamer and a doer. The wheels in my head are constantly spinning and they won’t stop. I’m always coming up with a new idea, painting a picture of what’s next, or creating a fresh vision. This dreamer mind-set stirs up so much anticipation and excitement about the potential in situations or the possibilities…

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Available + Faithful: Women with Jesus

Mary, Susanna, Joanna, and Lydia. Luke Chapter 8 and Acts Chapter 16 give us a glimpse into the lives of women who had their hearts wide open to the transforming power of Christ. These women didn’t keep Jesus’ power private, but instead they had willing hands to put God’s work on display and humbly serve…

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Grace Squashes Perfection

“For it is by grace we have been saved, through faith, it is not from ourselves- it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8) “Create in me a clean heart, Oh God. Renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)“If anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold…

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Steadfast

“He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in His faith and gave glory to God, because He was fully convinced that what God had promised, He was also able to do.” (Romans 4:20-21) The second part of this verse is something a lot of us struggle with and probably couldn’t…

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Use Permanent Ink

Bravely Pursuing God’s Vision for Marriage My outlook on marriage has been a patchwork of feelings and opinions that have shifted over time. I thought maybe I would be married somewhere far, far in the future at 35 or something. Most of the time trying to conceptualize the thought of marriage at all seemed like a stretch.  I would…

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How Soon We Forget

“The disciples were astounded. They didn’t understand what had happened with the loaves of bread. Instead, their minds were closed.” (Mark 6:51-52) The disciples had just witnessed Jesus do the unthinkable. It was altogether breathtaking and miraculous. They had just witnessed Him feed 5,000 hungry people with only five loaves of bread and two fish.…

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