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Just Be Held

October 1, 2017

  The more I study and read God’s Word – the more I learn about His love – the more I am in awe of what God does for us. I’m learning that God really doesn’t ask as much from us as we sometimes think He does. His call is simple, but also really hard.   As Christian girls, we…

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The Gospel in Action: How the Word of God Lives On

July 22, 2017

  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”   One of the most beautiful things about the Bible is how every page, every character, every story fits together perfectly and beautifully. There are threads of love, mercy, and redemption throughout the whole book. The thread that…

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Slaves of Righteousness: Who is on the Throne?

July 5, 2017

    In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul is writing to a group of people that have been called to be in Jesus (Romans 1:6). They are strong Christians, and their faith has been proclaimed in all the world (1:8). As he writes this letter, Paul mentions “righteousness” many times. In chapter 6, Paul introduces the idea of being…

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The One Thing: Why “Doing Christian” Isn’t Enough

June 26, 2017

  It was the opportunity of a lifetime. She was running around, serving food and cleaning up after her treasured company: the Lord Jesus. As can be a common occurrence when people have company, Martha was stressed out. She was serving the Messiah, after all! She was putting all she had into serving Jesus.   It’s very easy for us to…

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Beauty from the Ashes

June 21, 2017

  God’s people in the Old Testament, the Israelites, really get a bad rap, and they probably deserve it. If we were ever trying to find a completely broken and messed-up group of people, the Israelites are the answer. There was idolatry, sexual immorality, theft, murder, and a whole host of other sins that infested the tents and lives of…

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Just Listen – Opening our Bibles and Hearts to God

June 16, 2017

  Having a real relationship with God should be one of the primary goals of a Christian. Someone who genuinely wants to live a Christ-reflecting, light-shining life knows that she must have a relationship with her Lord. Prayer is a very important and much talked about topic when we think of having this kind of relationship. But there is a more important…

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It is Well.

May 26, 2017

Sweat and tears fell from His face as He prayed, alone, in the garden. He knew that the moment for which He had been sent to earth had arrived. He prayed that His Father would remove this cup of anguish from Him. He didn’t want to endure this. But He didn’t end His prayer there. His powerful and meaningful words…

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Trust and Obey: When You Give God Your Dreams

March 20, 2017

A year and a half ago, my family brought home my two precious Chinese sisters. Their adoption was completed and they were officially part of our family. But this didn’t happen because we made it happen. About a year before we began their adoption, we had been adopting another little girl, but this adoption fell through. After we lost her, my parents…

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Light Wins: Starting a Chain Reaction

March 13, 2017

A girl is walking down a hallway at school. At the beginning of the hallway, she puts on a smile. As she walks down the hallway smiling at friends, strangers, even enemies, others start smiling too. This girl started a chain reaction of light in her school.    In Matthew 5:14, Jesus gives us a familiar statement, reminding us that we are…

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Choose Love

March 3, 2017

“We are here to heal, not harm. We are here to love, not hate. We are here to create, not destroy.” — Anthony Douglas   I feel like I owe an apology to all of my readers for not posting in forever. I could launch into excuses about being too busy and not having enough time, but they simply wouldn’t be true.…

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Facing Your Giants

December 22, 2016

“Large” doesn’t even begin to describe the giant. The ground probably shook as he walked. And if his size wasn’t intimidating enough, he was covered from his huge head to his big toe with extremely heavy armor. His coat of armor weighed a little less than the average man. Everyone knew this guy was indestructible, and no one dared face…

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The Most Important Lesson I Learned in 2016

December 16, 2016

This year has been a year full of many ups, downs, and often not knowing the direction I was going in. I have grown spiritually this year, but I’ve also had some all-time lows. I started some new, exciting projects and let go of older ones. I’ve made a lot of friends and lost a few, too. This summary of…

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Revive Us Again

November 28, 2016

Whenever we go through times of trial, we often feel like the dry bones from Ezekiel’s vision in Ezekiel 37. We lose our hope. We feel dry and even dead. Most would say that we could never be revived.   But the Lord’s power cannot and will not be limited. When we immerse ourselves in the soul-reviving word of the…

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It’s Not About Me: Shining HIS Light

November 21, 2016

Some days, I have so much motivation to do good and write well. Some days the words form faster than I can type them. And some days, my writing doesn’t come from my mind but from my heart and my soul – praying that maybe I will encourage someone through my words.   Today was not one of those days.…

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To the Suffering Sister: We are Called to Crazy

November 14, 2016

To the suffering sister: we are called to “crazy.”    We are called to be different.   We are called to live in a way that makes people ask, “Why?”   Today, if you are enduring hardship for the sake of Jesus, I’m right there with ya. As Christians – a special people that is set apart and sanctified through…

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Making a Difference

November 7, 2016

We love comfortable. We, as American Christians love our happy, picture-perfect, mess-free lives. We don’t like to take off our tunnel-vision glasses and shift our focus to what this world is really like. But the truth of the matter is that life is messy. Did you know that there are 140 million orphans on our planet? That means 140 million…

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