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Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

Life’s demands grind us down in the best of times. But since Covid, our lives have radically changed, possibly forever. Each burden we carry is elephantine with trepidation and insecurity compounding the weight. Fear snakes its way around our decisions and dreams. And unbelief haunts our steps. Have you wondered: Where is God in all… Continue reading Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

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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: Come To Me–Repent and Be Forgiven

Jesus’ offer of rest isn’t just for our bodies and burden-laden lives, but for our souls. Our hearts. Our minds. It’s a total package. Once we’ve surrendered our life to Him and accepted His gift of Salvation, He invites us to repent of our sins and unbelief. Our greatest oppression isn’t a result of the… Continue reading Take 5: Come To Me–Repent and Be Forgiven

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Rest: Come to Me

What are we to do? Overwhelm. Anxiety. Uncertainty. Fear of the unknown—all are very real right now. Stress is elevated to unprecedented heights. Mental illness is plaguing many we know and love—including ourselves. And we’re walking on eggshells, afraid one misstep will cause the chaos, destruction, and mayhem to erupt again. What are we to… Continue reading Rest: Come to Me

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Take 5: Work for the Lord Rather Than People

Colossians 3:23 is easier said than done isn’t it? Sadly, this verse has been relegated to the “trite sayings of the Bible.” But what if we read it in context? Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them… Continue reading Take 5: Work for the Lord Rather Than People

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Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance

When is the last time your perspective about something changed dramatically? In other words, when is the last time you had a complete about-face after an in-your-face confrontation? For me, about two weeks and continuing… I shared in Running on Empty God recently confronted me about the work-rest imbalance in my life and ministry; exposing… Continue reading Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance

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Lead With Love: Hate is the Opposite of Love–12 Scriptures to Redirect Us To Love

#Love seems so simple, doesn't it? But when you look at God's definition of #love, we realize it's anything but. However, when we abide in His #love for us through faith in His Son Jesus Christ, we CAN #love like He does! How? Through the #love He pours into us. He fills us to overflowing… Continue reading Lead With Love: Hate is the Opposite of Love–12 Scriptures to Redirect Us To Love

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Lead with Love: 11 Scripture Passage to Pray as You Examine Your Heart

These are some of the passages I have been meditating on over this past weekend in reference to "Examining The Heart" and remembering who I really am. A sinner in need of a Savior. Each of these passages encouraged me to stop. Reflect. Open myself up to God. And see what is really inside. Then… Continue reading Lead with Love: 11 Scripture Passage to Pray as You Examine Your Heart

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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