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The Art of Listening

  “Listening means responding to what you hear.”  Jennifer Dean  The Lord has drawn me to become more like Mary of Bethany, who sat at Jesus’ feet. I’ve asked Him to show me what she looks like. A few weeks ago while prayin
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I Choose You

  “We cannot have a change in behavior without a change in the way we think.”  Steve Backlund  Christmas celebrations have come and gone, but the pleasant memories still linger in my mind. One of my favorite Christmas songs is called &
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To Us a Child is Born

  “Christmas is the gift from heaven of God’s Son given for free; If Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under the tree.”  Charlotte Carpenter  One of my favorite Scriptures during Christmas sea

God’s Favor

  “Other people may have more talent, education, or experience but God’s favor can cause you to go places you could not go on your own.”  Pinterest  My high school Young Life leader encouraged us to simply say thank you when

The Weaver

  “Suffering is unbearable if you aren’t certain that God is for you and with you.” Tim Keller Life is like one big tapestry. God weaves each person, place, and situation to create a beautiful tapestry. Even the suffering we go

Knowing God

“Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord.” J. I. Packer We get to know God by spending time with Him in the Word and by experienc

The Overflow from the Heart

“Our words are a faithful index of the state of our souls.” St. Frances de Sales It’s important to take care of our hearts, because what is in us will come out, whether we like it or not. When I returned from a mission trip to war-t

Complete in Christ

“You can give up the need to compete in the world-when you accept being complete in Christ.” Ann Voskamp For years my shame kept me from feeling significant and valued. My low self-worth prevented me from seeing and believing who I am thr

Nothing is Impossible for God

  Belief is a truth held in the mind. Faith is a fire in the heart.” Joseph Fort Newton King Saul’s son Jonathan and his armor-bearer were up against impossible odds with the Philistines. But because Jonathan’s faith was groun

Our Life Plan

“You have been given a gift-your life. What will you do with it?” Michael Hyatt Last fall I had the privilege of meeting with a life coach to discover my Life Plan, what God had created me for. Jesus also had a life plan. We can read abou