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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...

The Love of the Father

Have you ever wondered if God loves you? Perhaps you think you are not worthy, not good enough, or that you’ve done too much wrong, but the beauty of God’s love is that you cannot do anything to cause Him not to love you. That’s a beautiful and reassuring thought....

Is Trusting God Difficult for You?

We all know that trust is not something that is built overnight. Trust is something that is earned. We also know that in order to trust someone we must spend time with them. The same is true with our relationship with God. Unless we are spending time and getting to...

Grace To Live By

We’ve all heard of grace. It can be used in secular terms as in elegance or poise, but in Christian terms grace is unmerited and underserved favor. And if you’ve experienced grace, you won’t soon forget it. One act of grace that has always stuck with me is a scene...

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