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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

Secure in Christ

“Are you getting more value from Him or from your assignment?” Eric Johnson I have been on a writing adventure with God for many years. He called me to write when my heart was¬†covered in shame and my identity was locked into performance.

Rest and Receive

“You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.” St. Augustine of Hippo The day before surgery, the Lord told me to “rest and receive” during my time of recuperation. For some that

Pleasing God

“If we displease God, does it matter whom we please? If we please Him does it matter whom we displease?” Leonard Ravenhill “If it’s not productive, it’s a waste of time.” I unconsciously believed and lived by this

Be Yourself

“Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.” St. Catherine of Sienna As a speaker I am tempted to compare myself with other speakers and I always come up short. I wish I was more charismatic, an entertaining story

Shelf Theology

“Jesus came to announce to us that an identity based on success, popularity and power is a false identity-an illusion! Loudly and clearly He says: ‘You are not what the world makes you; but you are children of God.'” Henri Nouwen Fe


“I cannot be the man I should be without times of quietness. Stillness is an essential part of growing deeper.” Charles R. Swindoll My family and I went on a short-term mission trip to Kenya, the summer of 1992. While there we learned a p