Attitude, Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life

Attitude, Part 2–Nuts, Guts, Heart, and Mind

img_3828Attitude. It’s a choice. Your choice. And it takes grit.

Did you know we’re commanded to have the same attitude Jesus Christ, The Lion of Judah, had (Philippians 2:5)?

In part 1, I identified where our crappy, sour, negative attitudes come from and the eternal consequences they can have. Then I stated, to have the same attitude as Christ, we need to repent of our selfishness and pride and “let the Spirit renew our thoughts and attitudes” (Ephesians 4:23).

As I was preparing for this series, one of Tyler’s wrestling coaches, Tim Hartung, sent out one of his motivational writings. As I read it, I was tickled by how his words perfectly aligned with my outline and with his permission, I get to share some of his thoughts with you. Continue reading “Attitude, Part 2–Nuts, Guts, Heart, and Mind”

Devotionals

We Have A Winner

Congratulations Christy! I will contact you on how to best get this amazing devotional to you! I’m so excited for you to learn at Kristin’s feet! She is an amazing teacher.

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Our Best For Him–Even when You Don’t Feel Your Best

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Being sick sucks!

Wouldn’t you agree?

It takes more than it gives and when it’s over, you have to play catch-up.

For two weeks now a virus has had its way with my family. We’ve dropped one-by-one, like dominos falling in slow motion. Continue reading “Our Best For Him–Even when You Don’t Feel Your Best”

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Some Days Don’t Go As Planned…

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My last several days have not gone as planned. Do you ever have that?

I know you know what I’m saying. I see your hands raised. I hear you shout, “Same!”

You lay out your plans; you create your to-do lists, you set your schedules, and get everything in order to make it all past-tense…and then— Continue reading “Some Days Don’t Go As Planned…”

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, Psalm 100

Psalm 100, Part 5: COME!

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Come.

What does that word stir-up inside you? What does it make you think? What does it make you feel?

Come.

This word is either a directive or an invitation. Continue reading “Psalm 100, Part 5: COME!”

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Psalm 100, Part 4: Serving Others

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What if I told you serving others in the name of Jesus Christ is a form of worship AND can be instrumental in your healing? Would you believe me? Continue reading “Psalm 100, Part 4: Serving Others”

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Welcome To The Holiday Season

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Welcome to the Holiday Season.

The world’s on fast forward, and I feel like I’m standing still.

There’s a blur of activity around me, and I’m going in slow motion. I know I’m moving. I know I’m making progress. I know I’m getting stuff done…right?

Balance is a mirage in the distance. The pressures are unending and unrelenting. The tasks relentlessly demand to be seen, heard, and completed. I search for something to eliminate, anything to lighten my load, but I’m afraid everything will come crashing down like Jenga blocks if I pull one more thing out. Continue reading “Welcome To The Holiday Season”

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Psalm 100, Part 3: SHOUT!

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There were a solid 10 years I dreaded Thanksgiving. Not because I didn’t have something to be thankful for, but because there was (and still is) an emptiness. A void. An estrangement. That emptiness was like a vacuum, sucking out all the joy of the holiday and my life. But a few years ago, after a lot of healing, I decided I didn’t want that to be my reality anymore. I wanted something more. Continue reading “Psalm 100, Part 3: SHOUT!”

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Psalm 100, Part 2: Our God, Our Redeemer

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Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!

Worship the Lord with gladness.

Come before him, singing with joy.

Acknowledge that the Lord is God!

He made us, and we are his.

We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;

go into his courts with praise.

Give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good.

His unfailing love continues forever,

and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

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GOD IS OUR REDEEMER!

This is the second reason WHY we should give our thanks to God, Continue reading “Psalm 100, Part 2: Our God, Our Redeemer”

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Psalm 100, Part 1: Our God, Our Creator

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I am in awe of the young woman before me. Over the last several years I’ve had the privilege of mentoring her and loving her like a daughter. And just recently she’s discovered a passion for Jesus that knows no bounds. She’s experienced His grace and healing in profound ways; and therefore, has every reason to give thanks.

“Cheyenne, how do I show God I’m thankful for what He’s done for me? I mean, it’s not like I can do anything for Him that He can’t do for Himself. He doesn’t need anything from me. He doesn’t even need me–yet Continue reading “Psalm 100, Part 1: Our God, Our Creator”