Devotionals, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, Knowing God, My 15 Minutes, Psalm 1, Surrender to Jesus

Psalm 1–How Happy Are Those

Oh, the joys of those… (NLT) Blessed is the one (NIV) How blessed is the man (NASB) How happy is the one (CSB) Psalm 1 explodes off the page with an emphatic declaration of the soul-satisfying happiness only found in a relationship with God. Happiness that will change our lives for all eternity! With it’s… Continue reading Psalm 1–How Happy Are Those

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Psalm 1 — There's No Room for Gray

1Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3He is like a tree planted by streams of… Continue reading Psalm 1 — There's No Room for Gray

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Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s not something we really talk about or acknowledge. But we should need to. Why? Because SAD affects many more people than we realizeBecause SAD is more than just “the winter blues”Because SAD can significantly magnify anxiety, agitation, clinical depression, and bipolar disorder Because SAD’s symptoms become more severe as the… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

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Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered

Disclaimer: When I wrote Not Today Satan I didn’t expect to write a “part two.” But God had other plans. As I already shared: Last Friday, when I read the words, "The Bible study is officially off to the printer!" I was exhilarated! But before the first whoop left my lips, fear gripped me so… Continue reading Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered

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My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads

We had some of the strangest weather yesterday. It started out with a constant misty-drizzle, everything was drippy and dreary. Then a few hours later, the sun came out displaying one of my favorite things: sunshine glittering off raindrops still clinging to the grass and trees. Everything looked bright and exciting, fresh and clean, holding… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads

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Psalm 100, Part 1: Our God, Our Creator

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… Continue reading Psalm 100, Part 1: Our God, Our Creator

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Day 28 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Importance of Community

Today I joined a gym. Before you ask “How long is this going to last?” Know I’ve already asked myself that at least a dozen times. I’ve read the Scriptures commanding me to take care of my body more times than I can count. And every single time, I’ve felt the Spirit spur me to… Continue reading Day 28 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Importance of Community

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Day 2 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Parable of the Apple Tree

In Minnesota, Fall is the season to transition from boating, camping, and catching fireflies to snowmobiling, ice fishing, and catching snowflakes. It’s one of my favorite seasons because it’s a total package: Football, quilts, and apple cider; campfires, colorful leaves, and cooler temperatures; layered outfits, scarves, and cute boots. But it wasn’t until I met… Continue reading Day 2 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Parable of the Apple Tree

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I Was In A Mood

Ever have one of those days? You know what I mean, those days you wake up...in a mood. The attitude you went to bed with steeped all night to produce a potent concoction. It’s not just a grumpy mood quickly fixed by a cup of coffee. No, this mood has the power to take your… Continue reading I Was In A Mood