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Steadfastly Pursuing Peace

"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3 stead·fast: resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering Oh to have a steadfast heart . . . one that is intimately acquainted with peace. How? The passage continues: “Trust in the LORD...

When It Doesn’t All Work Out

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 ESV) "It’ll all work out." I’ve heard this so many times over the past couple of months. But every time I hear those words I feel stung and think ....

The Heart of Worship

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Crossroads
The Day I Left The Pastor Standing In The Baptismal

The Pioneer Woman has an entire section of her website called, The Humiliation Chronicles. I have wept with laughter as I have read her shameless tales of self-deprecation. Who doesn’t love someone who can laugh at themselves? On that note… January, 11, 2015 will forever be remembered...

Psalm 126, A New Year’s Prayer

2014 was a year of great joy and also of deep loss for many. It's amazing how joy and sorrow seem to be intertwined in every season of life. Psalm 126 remind us that, no matter what our current situation may look like, God has...

It’s OK to Rest

"It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity." George MacDonald I find it interesting that our culture seems to think that only during pregnancy is it OK for a woman to admit...

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Perspective, Purpose, & Perseverance

It's amazing how easily we lose perspective when we don't carve out time for quiet. Last night I was finally able to go to our church's monthly worship & prayer night. The service was simple—no hype, no fancy lights, no loud praying. Just a dim room...

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The god(s) of this world

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. (1 Timothy 4 ESV) We live in an age where knowledge is available to us...

Expectations in Relationships

"Whatever men expect, they soon come to think they have a right to: the sense of disappointment can, with very little skill on (the devil's) part, be turned into a sense of injury." C.S. Lewis Conflict in relationships usually occur when expectations are not met. For...

Worthy Of Our Trust

Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was...