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Hope That Endures

This week as I was spending time with the Lord and asking Him what to write about, I sensed the word Hope. I believe that the Lord wanted to remind you and I where our hope comes from and where it should be placed. Where have we been placing our hope? Is it in our...

Let Yourself Dream Again

Our pastor recently gave a sermon series entitled, Dream Again.  At first I thought, what are my dreams? Do I have still have any? Have I just not allowed myself to dream lately? Has life gotten so busy that I am just stuck in the day to day? Can you relate? I started...

Love is the Key

Love is the key and what every heart needs and searches for. Many find love in the world but none find perfect love except through God. He is the only One capable of true, unconditional love. That is what our hearts seek; what every heart desires. Everything else is...

The Antidote for Disappointment

We live in a world full of people who make mistakes, including ourselves. We disappoint others, and they disappoint us. And sometimes it’s our circumstances that bring the disappointment. Disappointment has a way of nagging at our hearts and minds. But how do we...

Whose Approval Are You Seeking?

 Is it people’s or is it God’s? How do we distance ourselves from wanting the approval of our peers? Why is it so tempting to want other people’s approval? For most of us, we want to be liked, esteemed and well-thought of. But do we do that at the...

Praise Him in the Storm

When times are tough, often the last thing we want to do is praise God. Our human nature would much prefer to worry, complain, cry and moan about our circumstances. As I write this, we are on day two of Hurricane Harvey. I’ll be honest, nothing in me feels like...

Unexpected Freedom

During the last couple of months, we have been on a journey of selling what we thought was our forever home and moving into a home less than half the size. We had accumulated quite a bit with such a large property and were able to use that home for a great deal of...

Even If

 So, by now, many of you know that we have put our dream home — the home we originally thought would be our forever home — on the market out of obedience to what God laid on our hearts. And not just on the market but in a luxury, no reserve, auction....

What Does It Mean To Surrender?

 God has really been working on me in the area of surrender for the past couple of years. For most of my adult life, I’ve surrendered parts of my life to God but not all – not everything. I suppose subconsciously I was afraid of what it would mean to “surrender all”...

Learning to Hear from God

When you desire to align your life with God, you first need to hear from Him. I’ve had seasons where I did not feel like I was hearing from God often, and it troubled me. I missed Him, and I wanted to know what I could do. I went through the usual steps to make sure I...

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