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Take 5: Come to Me–Refinement and Restoration

“Come to me.” Jesus whispers as He stretches out His hand.“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) When we come (back) to Him, accept His gift of salvation, repent and are forgiven, Jesus offers us a place to rest under His… Continue reading Take 5: Come to Me–Refinement and Restoration

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Take 5: What is Your Underlying Motive?

Has Satan deceived you and robbed you of the gift of work? Oh he has me! I was lured in by his lie, “It’s all about me.” When God called me to this ministry I believed I was 100% responsible for my success or failure. It was my job to “build my platform.” If I… Continue reading Take 5: What is Your Underlying Motive?

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Take 5: God Will Give You the Desire and Power To Do What Pleases Him

Is it possible to take pleasure in your work? Yes! We often go to work dreading what the day holds. Dreading being with the people we work with (even if we’re self-employed). Dreading the tasks, challenges, and demands we’re about to come face-to-face with. But we can change our attitude when we determine to re-adjust… Continue reading Take 5: God Will Give You the Desire and Power To Do What Pleases Him

Jesus in Everyday Life, Obedience, Pause, Rest, Sabbath

Running on Empty

One of this Minnesota Girl's fears is running out of gas and being stranded on the side of the road--especially in the winter. So when my gauge approaches 1/8 tank, I start searching for a gas station. Unfortunately, I'm not as careful with my physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual energy. I push them as far… Continue reading Running on Empty

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God Is Not Surprised By This: What if…?

Hey my friend, how can I pray for you today? Are you coping or thriving? Existing or excelling? Wasting your time or investing it well? Pretending or preparing? I ask because when Covid-19 first came on our radar, the internet was flooded with funny memes and jokes. Videos of people playing battleship across courtyards and… Continue reading God Is Not Surprised By This: What if…?

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God is Not Surprised By This–Rebuking Anxiety

Hey, my sweet Friend, how are you holding up? What worries, thoughts, anxieties and fears are creeping into your mind? Staring you in the face? You’re not alone—I’m feeling and battling them too. Then, a few days ago, my dear friend, Dr. Michelle Bengston, challenged me with this quote from her book, Breaking Anxiety’s Grip:… Continue reading God is Not Surprised By This–Rebuking Anxiety

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God is Not Surprised by This: Prepare for a Harvest

Covid-19 has taken our world by storm—leaving a path of destruction in it’s wake. But there is a God in heaven and this virus doesn’t surprise Him. It rages through continents, countries, cities, neighborhoods, and homes depositing anxiety, worry, and fear, illness, and death. But there is a God in heaven who still sits on… Continue reading God is Not Surprised by This: Prepare for a Harvest

Goals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Pause

The Lesson of the Five Balls

Have you ever read a book purely for entertainment and then later realized that the book stuck with you? What was intended to be a diversion, a distraction, ended up teaching you something profound. Life changing. At the time, the lesson buried itself under the busyness of life; was lost in the book’s storyline. Forgotten.… Continue reading The Lesson of the Five Balls

Pause, Reflect

Pause. Breathe. Reflect

Tonight's sunset is a great reminder to Pause. Remember who God is and that He has not abandoned you in your season of transition. Thank Him for His unfathomable love and constant care. Breathe. Take a few deep cleansing breaths to clear your heart and mind while leaning on your Father for endurance and strength. Ask… Continue reading Pause. Breathe. Reflect