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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You May be the Answer!

So you want to be used by God? Who doesn’t!? Here’s a simple way that you can cooperate with what God is doing — and anyone can do it! Someone may be praying for a loved one right now — and You May Be the Answer!

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When our Expectations Remain Unmet

Have you ever been all set up emotionally for God to come through, for that breakthrough you can see in your mind's eye to materialize, only to have what looked like the perfect opportunity evaporate before your eyes? Me too. And this is what I felt the Lord told me about those times.

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Leftovers & Judgment

I am passionate about living my life from the perspective of eternity. Usually that lights a fire under me, but on this occasion, the Lord gave me the conviction that I needed to not make such a big deal out of some things in my life!

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Have You Missed It?

Have you ever felt that you’ve missed it? - that one chance; that perfect timing; that singular opportunity for seeing the fulfillment of your dearest dreams? Well, not only are you not alone, there’s only two things you really need to do about it. I learned this during a recent conversation I had with the Lord and it brought such relief and peace to me, that I just had to share it with you.

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