Wave Walkers

It’s way too easy for us to imagine that we will know what to do and how to react in the moments we are called to follow onto the waves. It all seems so straightforward from the sidelines. But it is in the stepping out that we find out what is really lurking inside our hearts and minds.

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He’s Cheering You On

God knows, understands and has compassion for all you’ve been through. He will deal appropriately with the areas of your life where you’re weak and sensitive. At the same time, He desires healing and growth for you. How did the Lord show this to me at a coffee shop?

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Territorial Gods

As a young teen, I would worship God when the songs in church moved me, but when it came to finding love, controlling my tongue or being honest, I was moved by my feelings and my fears more than by God. How much of my life is still this way?

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Be Still

I thought I could, through ample complaints and tears, pull God to my way of thinking. It wasn’t working. Instead, in the relative silence around me I heard, in my spirit, a voice speak so distinctly that I turned to see if it had been my dad in the kitchen two rooms away. This Voice did not speak words of comfort and reassurance, though I found comfort and reassurance in them. It did not speak an answer to my problem, though it was my answer for what to do right in that moment.

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If God is Your Teacher, What Kind of Pupil Are You?

The boy was talking a mile a minute, spewing out every excuse in the book, all while wearing a mischievous smirk. The frustrating thing is that he would have enjoyed the lesson had he not been so intent on playing this role he slipped into on a daily basis. Education requires great teachers, but it also requires pupils who are willing to learn. What kind of pupil are you?

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Be More than a Learner

We can spend our whole lives on a pew, listening, paying attention, studying the Word faithfully. But unless we are actually doing the things we are told we should be doing, we can’t really call ourselves disciples.

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is...

Fear is sneaky. It’s an emotion that, if not dealt with correctly, can bring about some of the worst consequences in our lives. Come give this blog a quick read to learn how fear can disarm you before you know what’s hit you. And then learn how to stand your ground!

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Doubting Your Fears

I used to be crippled by fear. Having been a fearful child, and then having been abused, threatened and stalked as a young adult, my filter saw everything through a lens of fear. But then a series of events began to expose the true nature of fear!

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Yesterday’s Manna

How effective do you desire to be in your daily work? Whatever field we are in, our work has eternal value. How can we make sure we are having the impact the Lord intends us to have?

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What we Learn through Jeremiah's Complaints

With all my deep feelings, I relate well to Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet who is often saddled with the moniker, “The Weeping Prophet.” Here’s what I’ve learned by studying his six pain-filled and personal complaints.

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What I Need in the Moment of Rejection

I had studied and learned, but my reaction to a fresh rejection proved that I had only acquired knowledge, not the strength that comes through applying that knowledge. How do I go from knowing the truth beforehand, to actually being able to tap into those truths in the moment of rejection when my emotions cloud over the truth?

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4 Things You Need to Know about Rejection

We all experience rejection. But sometimes the shame that tries to piggyback on rejection causes us to not talk about it. Many of us just try to sweep it into a corner so we can try to ignore it and get on with life. Eventually, that can catch up with us. Let’s DEAL with rejection!

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The #1 Lie Keeping You from Trusting God

This last year, as I struggled to learn to trust the Lord in a specific and often tested area, I began to feel the whisper of the enemy tempting me back into worry. This lie has the potential to keep us from trusting the Lord. It’s the topic of my latest blog. Come take a quick 3 minute read and see how to win this battle!

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Confessions of a Speeder

Speeding is one of those things that we’ve all done at one time or another. And we don’t generally see much harm when everyone else is going much faster than we are. But the Lord showed me how we often fall into this trap in our spiritual lives too: Thinking that if we aren’t the worst offenders, there’s really no offense at all. How does God see this? Read the full blog post to see a different, perhaps unique, perspective.

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Motivated Goals

Are you setting goals this New Year? If you are, I’m sure you have the best of intentions. Many of us make goals, but few stick with them. How can you craft goals that are keep-able and that you actually WANT to keep? I’d like to help! I’ve had New Years goals for nearly every year of my life and I think I’ve learned a thing or two that I’d love to pass on to you!

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Peace on Earth

“Peace on Earth.” It’s a beautiful concept, but is it a bit idealistic? Have you looked around lately? There isn’t much peace in this world. And yet, this is the proclamation made by the angels to the shepherds that very first Christmas night. What can they be talking about and is it available now?

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