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Rest: Work is a Gift

God demonstrated the pleasure and joy found in work done with excellence. (read more about that here) And then… He passed that same pleasure and joy onto us. As creatures created in God’s very own image, we were always meant to work. And work was intended to bring us pleasure and joy—total satisfaction from a… Continue reading Rest: Work is a Gift

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Take 5: Your Work Bears Your Mark–And God’s

We were created in God’s image. We are the work of His hands. His craftsmanship. We bear His mark. God was proud of the work He had done with creation in general and in humans in particular. And when He finished His creative work, He said, “it is very good.” And then He rested. When… Continue reading Take 5: Your Work Bears Your Mark–And God’s

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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 24 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: A Surreal Morning

Have you ever been in a situation that feels so surreal that you have to pinch yourself to be sure it’s happening? That, my friends, was up my morning. First, I had the privilege of watching my dear childhood friend shoot Camron’s Senior pictures. I still can’t believe it’s time for this. All morning I… Continue reading Day 24 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: A Surreal Morning

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Day 21 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Simple Things

Yesterday morning I had the joy of sleeping in. It was the first time in weeks I didn’t have to get up early and hustle out the door to accomplish some early morning task. It was cold and rainy outside, and my bed was warm and cozy--offering to be my companion for the day. And… Continue reading Day 21 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Simple Things

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Day 20 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in You Daily Life: There’s Something About a Campfire

There’s something about a campfire, isn’t there? It never fails to bring a smile to my face when I walk outside on a crisp autumn day and smell one on the breeze. Its seductive fragrance entices me to breathe its perfume deep into my lungs, savor it, and then let it go. I’m always amazed… Continue reading Day 20 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in You Daily Life: There’s Something About a Campfire

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Day 17 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Share Your Story

Has God ever stopped you dead in your tracks while reading His Word? You’re reading along, absorbing, learning, pursuing—and WHAM! The breaks engage, throwing you back in your seat. Black tire marks mar the pavement, and the smell of burnt tires fills your nostrils. That was me today. Our pastors just wrapped up a sermon… Continue reading Day 17 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Share Your Story

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Day 13 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: God Is NOT a Vending Machine – Part 2: Abide and Ask

Ever wonder what it means to abide in Jesus and why it’s so important? And what it has to do with treating God like a Vending Machine? Well,come on in and I will let you in on the secret.

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Day 1 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Students

Students are my passion. They draw me in and I can’t help but love them. Too many are hurting, lost, and broken. Too few have a viable relationship with their parents or other adults who can guide and encourage them to bring out their best, their value. These students are stepping into adulthood without a… Continue reading Day 1 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Students

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The Glass Pitcher

Yesterday I felt overwhelmed by life and uninspired to do anything—write, laundry, dishes, make a grocery list, anything. I asked God to help me write something meaningful, but I’ve got nothing. I started a message and stopped. I erased it and started again—and stopped. I repeated this cycle for hours. I wouldn’t call it writer’s… Continue reading The Glass Pitcher