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The Beauty of Grace

Grace. It's something we all need, but certainly don't deserve. It's something we readily accept, but find hard to give. God gave us the ultimate gift of grace when he died on the cross for our sins, coming back to…Read more
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17 Ways to Bust a Bad Mood

1) Just breathe. Give yourself a few minutes and try to cool down from all the negativity. Go outside, soak up some sun, and get ready to tackle the cranky.
 
2) Find the core of the cranky. What is reallyRead more

Hosea: A Story of Unconditional Love


The book of Hosea paints a beautiful picture of God’s unconditional love for his people. God instructed Hosea to take an adulterous woman as his wife and love her. Hosea married Gomer, daughter of Diblaim. Repeatedly throughout the marriage, Gomer…

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Jonah


God puts us where He can use us most effectively. It might not be where we want to be, but it’s where God needs us to be.

Look at Jonah, for example. God instructed Jonah to go to the city…Read more

Just a Little Bit More


John D. Rockeller was one of the wealthiest men in the world. Living the “American dream”, the guy clearly had it all… or did he? When asked how much would be enough, he replied, “Just a little bit more.”

How…Read more

Recognized


A few years ago, my mom and I were at a music festival when a woman came up to my mom. The lady thought my mom looked awfully familiar. After talking for a few minutes, the two of them agreed…Read more

Defining Moments


Life is full of defining moments. One second can completely change your life in ways you never thought possible. These moments refine you; never again will you be exactly the same. 

For better or for worse, the future awaits. Though…Read more
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Radical Results

1) Drastic measures. Radical results call for drastic measures. In Revelation, God mentions the lukewarm church of Laodicea. He wishes they would be either hot or cold, but not lukewarm. Does this sound familiar? A lot of people today are…Read more
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Empty Wells

Jeremiah 2:13 (NCV)
My people have done two evils: They have turned away from me, the spring of living water. And they have dug their own wells, which are broken wells that cannot hold water.

Various times throughout…Read more
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Kindness Leads to Repentance

As I was reading Romans 2, this powerful verse seemed to jump right off the page:

Romans 2:4 (ESV)
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness…Read more
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7 Ways to Help a Struggling Friend

1) Their feelings are very real. Don’t pretend they don’t exist. If there is a specific issue, pin-point it and lead them to a better place.

2) Be sincere with them. Be their friend because you genuinely care about them,…Read more