Living Encouraged in a Discouraged World

The world is cooking up an all-you-can-eat buffet of sin to entice us with. As we patiently wait in line to see what God has on the menu for us, we may be tempted to indulge on a snack of discouragement. Discouragement is a lethal emotion that drenches our walk with God. Struggles with discouragement have …

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Growing in the Dark

O.k. y'all (cue the dramatic dum dum dum, I am Southern) as followers of Christ we know that our greatest growth comes during times of adversity. When we are pressed to the wall and can barely breathe because the world has squeezed the life out of us. The little breath we do have left comes …

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Drowning in a Sea of Pinterest Quotes?

Pinterest is my social media happy place. Where else can you fall out of your chair laughing at a Kermit the Frog meme while learning how to decorate dog biscuits for Daisy's Christmas stocking? Those lovely Pinterest fails, that make us realize we are not alone in trying  to make a watermelon baby or pose …

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Are You Forcing Someone to Turn the Other Cheek?

The pain of a biting word that gnaws its way to your heart can leave a trail of sorrow, discouragement and strength. Yes, strength but we will address that later. Let's discuss the journey of those intentional/unintentional words or actions that cause an unsuspecting cheek to turn. But whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn …

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Onesimus Moments

Running, running, running. We are always running somewhere and always in a hurry. In life we find ourselves running to the grocery store, running after our children, running to catch up or sometimes running away. Running away is what I like to refer to as an Onesimus moment. Onesimus was a runner, a cross-country runner …

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Is it Possible to be Burned and not Smell Like Smoke?

The Bible is filled with verses that reference fire. Whether it be the refiners fire or the fire of an altar, God uses fire. Today I want to focus on the fire mentioned in the book of Daniel. Specifically, chapter 3 verses 25 and 27. 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, …

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Satan’s Workshop: Perception

When you are living and breathing the ways of Christ, it is guaranteed that Satan will not be far away. The moment you purpose in your heart to do more, see more, to accomplish more for Christ, the enemy will be at your heels. He can't accomplish his business if you are surrendered and determined …

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Who Are You Allowing to Control You?

Children are very industrious. They are notorious for spending more time playing with the box the toy came in, than the actual toy. Which is why when my five-year old picked up a broken game controller and proceeded to have her Daddy "control" her, it was comical. She would squeal with laughter after a command …

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Are You Going To Eat Your Crumbs?

We have all done it at times in our life. Hung around the proverbial dinner table of someone else, waiting to see what crumbs they have left to offer. A little crumb of acceptance, friendship, happiness or love. We dart about as a little mouse, seeking just a little nibble of what is cast off. The entire …

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Beautiful Feet That Take Us Down Ugly Paths

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isaiah 52: 7.  Do you have beautiful feet? Our feet take us down many paths. Along the way they can become soiled, …

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