Putting on our New Selves

Ephesians 4:22, 24 (NIV)  says, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires… and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

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The Weight of Sin

He looked at me with glassy eyes. As if it had taken him away from me. As if it stripped him of anything that made him human. He laid back down and began to breathe deeply and quickly as if the room was depleted of air. He didn’t respond before, but the light had left […]

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When Home Isn’t Home Anymore

You may know that feeling when you’ve been traveling on a long journey and you open the door to your home and…ahhhhh….there’s that feeling of relief, rest, and contentment. You suddenly remember that there really is no place like home. There’s also a coming-of-age phenomenon many people discover after they go off to college or […]

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Lessons from the Wilderness

“This is my prayer in the desert, when all that’s within me feels dry.  This is my prayer in my hunger and need.  My God is the God who provides.”  (Desert Song, Hillsong United) I often think the Bible is filled with stories of people doing good that I could never achieve or evil that […]

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Insecurities: Don’t be fooled, we all have them

What defines confidence for everyone is so different. Is confidence being able to speak out about what you believe in? Or being able to keep quiet to really show that you’re not swayed by other people’s words. Is confidence the same thing as courage? What distinguishes those?

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Why Resolutions Don’t Work

As the temperature starts to rise and the flowers start to bloom, we know that spring is in the air.  Wait, spring? Oh no! Where did time go? Is it me, or does it feel like we just skipped the first quarter of the year?

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Positions and Promises

A few weeks ago, I sat across my friend at lunch and shared with her how weary I’ve been feeling and that I’m struggling to bring that before The Lord. She then asked, “How do you think the Lord is viewing you?” I started crying, knowing that even though I know in my head how […]

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