Truth To Hear

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Too Intentional To Be Busy

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Every year I hear about how Christmas is so hard for so many… how lots of people find no joy in it at all… how it’s a high time of...
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Just For You

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You say it’s impossible. God says all things are possible. Luke 18:27 You say I’m too tired. God says I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28-30 You think nobody loves...
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Monday Opportunities

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It’s Monday. I get it. Pinterest becomes a free comedy show when you type in the word ‘Monday’. It’s hilarious! eCard after eCard floods my computer screen with jokes that...
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I Bet It’s Tough To Be A Dad

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I still remember Father’s Day from last year. I was in Starbucks doing some work when these two construction guys walked in and I accidentally overheard their discussion about how...
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Things To Remember

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He loves us, He cares about us, He desires to be in right relationship with us, and He is guiding and directing our lives in ways we can’t even imagine if...
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He Has Risen! Now Go Share Your Story

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If ever there were a simple explanation I could use to sum up the story of the cross, it would be this: Friday – a day of hardship and death...
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When We Are Weak, He Is Strong

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It’s good to work hard. It’s good to be responsible. It’s good to steward your time, your talent, your energy and your life dreams to the best of your ability....
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Transitions

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For the last three years, my husband and I have been in an interesting season of transition. Whether geographical, vocational, relational, emotional or spiritual, the theme has been transitional and...
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See The Best In Others Not Their Worst

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I just started reading a really interesting book. It’s a typology book based on personality types from a Christian perspective. And for anyone who knows me, they’ll know how much...

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Pushing Buttons & Asking Questions ft. Renae Kulhawe

00:26:33 minute listen
“We don’t have answers, but we’re willing to position ourselves in places of uncertainty so that the Holy Spirit can have free reign.” –Cindy Keating This podcast finds you in...
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About God Or Ourselves?

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Everyday we are faced with pressures, responsibilities, decisions and commitments. There is a never-ending stream of events to get involved with, initiatives to pursue, fun to be had and opportunities...
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What Life Is Really All About

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Significance is something we all crave. We all long for our lives to matter and that our existence means something to someone, somewhere. We were created with purpose and for...

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The Poverty Of Isolation ft. Chris Glubish

00:18:14 minute listen
There are times in life when you read a book, watch a speech, or hear a profound thought that deeply challenges you to think about something in an entirely different...
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The Substance Of Good Fruit

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As they left Bethany the next day, he was hungry. Off in the distance he saw a fig tree in full leaf. He came up to it expecting to find...
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Are You The Crowd Or Caleb?

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I get it. It’s easier to go with the majority than it is to be the one lone voice championing for another way. I understand. It’s more comfortable to camouflage...

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Faithfulness Matters

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So often we feel like what we do is unimportant and insignificant, but what filter are we seeing this through? To human eyes, sure, it may seem and be deemed...
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If Not For Mercy

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It’s easy to point out everyone else’s flaws and faults. It’s a lot harder to hold a mirror up to our own souls to see where we’re at fault and...
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Are You A Fake?

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In conversation last week, a couple of friends and myself were having a discussion about what makes our faith real and true. We were discussing the difference between authentic Christianity...

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Gripped ft. Bob Roxburgh

00:20:48 minute listen
Today’s podcast episode is a candid conversation with Bob Roxburgh – pastor, preacher, professor, academic, theologian and all around down-to-earth guy. Based on 50 years of ministry and a life...
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Change Starts With Us First

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I read a quote last week that deeply resonated: “Consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness...
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Even In Our Darkest Moments, God Is Good

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I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday who is going through a tough time. I won’t get into specifics cause it doesn’t matter, but we all know what...
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Following Jesus Or Following People

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They added a timely feature to Facebook a little while ago where you can unfollow someone’s feed without unfollowing the person. Meaning, you don’t have to unfriend your friends entirely...
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We Go So Much Further With Him Than We Do Without

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When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; don’t...
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The Other Side Of Your Comfort Zone

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When He asks you to step out of your comfort zone, you’re in good company. Moses. Abraham. Esther. Noah. Gideon. Samson. Joshua. From the beginning of time until now He...
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It’s The Journey That’s Important

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Enjoy the process of God at work in you, to will and to do of His good pleasure, rather than be frustrated that you are not yet the product you...

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The Glory Of The Cross

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Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him.” John 13:31 This isn’t exactly culture’s style of glory, is it? In a culture caught...
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And For No Other Reason

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Ever feel like you get it wrong? Seriously, Story.Of.My.Life! In conversation with my son the other day, we both found ourselves discussing how we seem to make the same mistakes...

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He Is Enough

00:10:24 minute listen
In a culture caught up with needing more and more, we tend to be oblivious in understanding when enough is enough. We hoard out of our need for security and...
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Do Something Today That Will Mean The World To Someone Else

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There’s this terrible notion going around in today’s culture that we can do life on our own. I’m not talking about our social lives where we have plenty of entertainment...
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In Charge Of Our Attitudes

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The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than...
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The Best Route

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I read the coolest thing the other day. When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter....

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Reflection

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So many times we get too caught up with a fast-paced life in our attempts to propel forward that we forget to stop and reflect. But think back to all...
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No More Striving

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We’re told to work hard and then work harder. We’re encouraged to try a million different strategies to get results. We’re applauded for long hours and exhaustive reinvention. But this...

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A Future Not Our Own

00:07:44 minute listen
It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.  The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts; it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in...
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I Cannot Be The Ocean But I CAN Be A Drop

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This was my morning read: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established...
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There Is No Them, There Is Only Us

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The other day a friend of mine sent me an amazing quote that a friend of hers had shared to her Facebook feed. Sorry I can’t quote the original source,...

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Hope & Grit ft. Heidi McLaughlin

00:20:23 minute listen
Joining the podcast today is international speaker and author, Heidi McLaughlin – a widow, mom, step-mom and grandmother. Heidi shares candidly about community and what it looks like to have...
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Enough Is Enough. I Am Enough

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I’ve been mulling over this quote for days. I find it freeing. And inspiring. And deeply meaningful. It evokes rest. Makes my shoulders relax. Allows me to take a deep...
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You Take The Good With The Bad

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There are behaviors I like about my kids and there are behaviors I don’t. There are mannerisms I appreciate about my husband and there are mannerisms that drive me up...
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Be The Person You Wish Other People Would Be For You

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I can’t tell you how many conversations I have where the people I’m conversing with tell me how important community is to them. The longer and deeper we talk, the...

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Keep Showing Up

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We know our life story is never summed up by only one particular season of life. But still it can be hard. When the present season is a tough one,...
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What’s Your Heart Saying?

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To trust Him is to understand that total immersion in what He is doing with your life is the best thing that could ever happen to you. To learn from...
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Summer IS Coming

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Sometimes the seasons drag. Like winter. Last week while doing my devotions I felt the Holy Spirit stir my heart with a sense of anticipation, which was odd. Feeling a...

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Producing Fruit ft. Glen Madden

00:19:10 minute listen
Oh how the parable of the sower speaks to our hearts as Christians – sometimes it’s rocky, other times it’s shallow, some days it’s choked and other times it’s fertile....
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Rethinking How You Live

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Today is the start of lent – a forty-day period of reflection and preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus. While Lent is not officially in the Bible, it...
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Be The First To Shut Up

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  I shared my opinion. She disagreed. There was tension. It was obvious that we didn’t see eye-to-eye and in that moment I had two choices to make. 1. Fight...

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The Paradoxical Commandments

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This podcast episode ponders the question: what does it mean to plant seeds in your life? The everyday wear and tear of day-to-day monotony can take a toll. It’s easy...
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Something To Think About

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Today is World Thinking Day, did you know? Established in 1926, world thinking day is a day of international friendship that speaks out about issues that affect girls and young...
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Surround Yourself

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“There is something that can spark in us when we are surrounded by others whose hearts are on fire. Hot coals build a better fire when they are together. There...

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I Like Jesus ft. Amie Gosselin

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What started out as a question between friends – “What are you reading and is there something specific you are learning?” – turned into a spontaneous conversation about Jesus. Because...
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Grace. For You. For Me. Today.

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Grace. It takes the edge off, doesn’t it? When we’re being hard on ourselves and it feels like we can’t seem to get our act together. Grace shows up. When...

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A Blanket Or The Cross

00:08:51 minute listen
There’s a lot going around social media these days that is emotional, angry and aggressive. Trump has created a pretty huge divide in his country, which has certainly affected anyone...
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What Stirs Your Faith?

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My friend Eldon asked a question at our book club last week because it was something he had been thinking about for quite some time and was curious to know...
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He Is Always On Time

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One of faith’s greatest frustrations is that God’s timetable is rarely the same as our own. This culture moves at such a rapid pace, that we can’t help but expect...
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Why Not You?

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Someone will take a giant leap of faith to do something courageous and brave today… why not you? Someone will show kindness to a stranger and offer hope to the hurting… why...

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What Is The Legacy You Want To Leave?

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“Consider what you hope others will say about you when they describe you, or what you want to be written in your obituary. What legacy do you want to leave?...

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Conversation With A Friend ft. Sarah Marriott

0:10:45 minute listen
Every Tuesday I meet with a group of people to discuss books, articles, scripture, and real life circumstances in an attempt to make sense of life and faith together. We...
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Are You Showing Your Faith Or Telling It?

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I’ve mentioned a few times now that I follow a writer named Seth Godin. He’s a business guy who writes daily thoughts expressing his perspective on the business world and...
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Ease & Rest

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As of right now, at this stage of my life, there isn’t a whole lot that is easy and effortless. Parenting is hard work. Marriage is hard work. Physical activity...
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Leaving Your Mark On The World

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I just started reading the Gospel of Mark. My church is about to start a new sermon series on the entire Gospel, and I thought I’d dive in. Take chapter...
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Do Something About It

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Over coffee one morning, two founders lamented over the lack of acknowledgement, appreciation and gratitude they seemed to observe all around them. As a result, they put research into motion...
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Do Unto Others

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I’ve been teaching my boys lately about the importance of thinking about their actions. As brothers, they have a tendency to punch each other in the face as an “effective”...
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To Go Deeper

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I’m reading a book right now called “Quitting Church – Why The Faithful Are Fleeing And What To Do About It” by Julia Duin. It’s fascinating. Based on extremely well-thought-out...
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It’s All About Choice

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What do we really need? It’s a question that has been mulling around in my mind and burning in my heart for the past couple of weeks. Here’s my list:...
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From Bottom To Top

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My mother-in-law sent me the coolest thing yesterday. She saw this note floating around Facebook (sorry I can’t credit the source) and I thought it was such a great visual...
Series: Christmas Is

What Do You Choose To Celebrate?

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I recently stumbled upon an entrepreneur who is launching a brand new product to help fellow entrepreneurs launch their ideas. He basically defines and classifies the success of business people...
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Expectancy And Excitement

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For five years I have picked a theme word at the end of each Christmas that has served to focus my mind, my faith and my year in a direction...
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Adjust What’s Fuzzy

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Whether you’re taking a picture, peeking through binoculars or driving in busy traffic with screaming kids in the car, focus is needed. You cannot capture a great moment without adjusting...
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Stop And Appreciate

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It’s usually right around now that bellies are bloated, pants are tight, minds are over stimulated, hearts are full and treadmills are being bought. Lol. It’s also right around now...
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Think About The Words You Are Singing

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Music: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. When something becomes habit / second nature...
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The Gift Of Laughter

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“You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.” Psalm 4:7 It’s easy to look at other people and think they have...
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The Rest Will Fall Into Place

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If I asked my boys to eat candy with me, there wouldn’t be a single hesitation. If I asked my boys to watch a movie, play a game, make a...
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What Is Most Important?

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Last year I read a book called Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. Basically, the entire book teaches about the importance of living your life doing...
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A Love Twist

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We typically know 1 Corinthians 13 as “the wedding text.” This passage, however, intrigues me when I read it with “a Christmas twist.” If I give everything I own to...
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The Availability Of Our Hearts

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Hospitality: the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. When my husband and I moved into our current home in July of last year, we made...
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The Right Kinds Of Friendship

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Recently I found myself in conversation with a girl who is working with a local church to bring a Syrian family to Canada before Christmas. A few days later I...
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Do You Have An Extra Spot At Your Table?

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I follow a page on Facebook called “Humans of New York.” Normally they cover life stories of everyday people in New York City, but recently they turned their efforts to...
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Take The Marathon Approach

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Rest: an instance or period of relaxing or ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity. Christmas is full tilt. From the time December 1st hits (and perhaps before), to...
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How Can I Contribute?

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To share: to be a part of something where everything is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute. I find this an interesting...
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A Sweet & Gentle Season

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This is the time of year when the pressure to do everything and be everywhere starts revving up. Turn left, there’s something to do. Turn right, there’s some place to...
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Potential, Possibility & Promise

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Camped on the edge of the Promised Land, Moses sent twelve scouts to scope out the land. Ten brought back a negative report; two brought back a positive one. Only...
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How Would People Quote You?

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I recently had a friend say to me, “Cindy, you say that so much I could quote you.” She was referring to my, “I love that!” statement. And she’s right....
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Forgotten God

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A couple of weekends ago I spent 16 hours in the car by my lonesome and it was glorious! If you have rambunctious and high-energy kids like me, then you’ll...
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Showing Up Day After Day

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I follow a blogger named Seth Godin who writes to encourage individuals in their business and entrepreneurial pursuits. I started following him because my husband – a business guy –...
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Who Are You Trying To Please?

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It’s a question I posed to a group of ladies while speaking at a retreat this past weekend in Nordegg, Alberta. The theme for the weekend was about freedom in...
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It’s Okay To Cut Yourself Some Slack

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If you read my emails on a regular basis, you’ll notice I missed the last two days of sending out devotions. It wasn’t deliberate and I was fully prepared to...
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Christianity Is An Everyday Life

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“Christianity could never be merely intellectual theory, doctrine divorced from life, or mystical emotion, but always it must be responsible, obedient action, the discipleship of Christ in every situation of...
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Life Is A Journey

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As I prep for an upcoming retreat, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the book of Galatians. And I’m learning so much: …about Paul and his passion...
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Your Roots Will Determine Your Fruit

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“We can become quite adept at projecting an image that does not accurately reflect what’s going on inside of us. True spiritual dignity is inside out – it comes from...
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Every Day Your Heart Has A Choice

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To worry or be at peace. To divide or build unity. To see life cynically or optimistically. To doubt or trust. To be closed off and short sighted or teachable...
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No More And No Less

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Ever find yourself haunted by your past? Ugh. It happened to me this weekend. Suddenly, without warning, my heart started racing as my mind flooded back to the many failures...
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I Choose Mystery

2 minute read
You don’t have to have everything figured out. Having a scripted answer is not what it’s all about. Performing life in perfect fashion hinders one from wrestling with the messy....
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Be Quiet

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quiet “Don’t blow your own horn! If you want to start a big movement, then go ahead and make a big splash; if you want to be renowned, then go...
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Called To Be Fruitful

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uitful “We have been called to be fruitful – not successful, not productive, not accomplished. Success comes from strength, stress, and human effort. Fruitfulness comes from vulnerability and the admission...
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Great Faith, Great Testimonies & Great Triumphs

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Noah waited 120 years before the predicted rains arrived. Jacob wrestled with God. Abraham waited 25 years for a promised son. Esther risked her life. Joseph waited 14 years in...
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From Father To Friend

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If I were honest with you, and I’m talkin’ really honest, I would admit that I used to think of God like a genie. This wasn’t intentional. I didn’t kneel...
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A “Love”ly Day To Celebrate

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Today is my 14th wedding anniversary. What!? How’d that happen? Recently Chris and I were talking about the vows we took on this day oh so many years ago, and...
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Are You Reading Your Life Right?

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He wants to read so badly. Call it independence or call it competition with his friends, either way, my eldest son is on a mission to advance from level 9...
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Stay The Course

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Every so often there is an article, a scripture, a podcast, or a word of encouragement from a friend that hits me at exactly the perfect time. Like this blog...
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This is My Story

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There’s such an emphasis these days on the importance of “story” – finding it, living it, and telling it. I’ve bought into this. Culture has bought into this. Even the...
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A Hairy Truth

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I admit, this will be a weird devotional. I can’t help it. Sometimes I have really weird moments with God, and then I do crazy things like, write about it...
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World Gratitude Day

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With the rush, hustle and stress of life, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed with daily responsibilities and consumed by everyday annoyances. Am I right? I often wonder why...
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Live A Life That Matters

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Someday it will all come to an end. All the things you collected whether treasure or baubles will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame, and temporal will shrivel to...
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Wait Gain

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“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 If ever there was some tough advice to swallow, it’s this: “Wait for the...
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Seventy Times Seven

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My best friend is currently reading through the book of James. Everyday she sends me text messages with passages of scripture that speak straight to my heart. Take last week...
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He Did Not Waver

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I’ve been reading about the story of Abraham. I am inspired. To read about his life is to read about hardship, trial, testing, difficulty, patience, endurance, discipline, struggle and challenge....
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Need

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He was “dying” of boredom. “Mom, I’m just a little guy who NEEEEEEDS a new Lego set.” Need. Really? I hear friends say this all the time. My kids say...
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Prison

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Last Sunday I asked my son what he learned in Sunday school. He said, “This guy named Joseph had to go to prison because his brothers were mean to him.”...
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Hold Your Post

2 minute read
It’s no secret I have the world’s worst sense of direction. The big joke between my husband and I is that we should go on the Amazing Race and I...
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Show Up

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I follow a blog written by a guy named Seth Godin. He’s a pretty popular author, speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader, but I follow him because he’s a guy who...
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Ambassadors

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A few weeks ago Chris and I had an amazing opportunity to attend an Ambassadors dinner. I had never been to one before, neither had Chris, so we had no...
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Hands Free

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Experiment 101: turn off your phone for one whole weekend. Why? Just to see. Just to poke curiosity. Just to test a theory. I tried it a couple of months...
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Time

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While reading Isaiah a little while ago, I came across a passage of scripture that caught my eye and nudged my heart. This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy...
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The Lesson

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Last week I found myself in three different conversations about gratitude. Every time someone would mention anything difficult or challenging going on in life, there was always one or more...
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UNlovely

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How many times have you heard a Pastor give a sermon about love? How many times have you read that famous passage of scripture on love? How many times have...
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Unusual Miracles

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While reading the book of Acts last week I was struck by a sentence in chapter 19 that left me pondering the life of Paul. We know how much of...
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Speak Life

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I recently had a conversation with a new friend who called me one of the nicest people she has ever met. I laughed and said she didn’t know me very...
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Be A Star

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”Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” -Daniel 12:3 I read...
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Wear Your Pearls

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“When life causes irritation, you can let it develop into an infection or you can allow it to become a pearl.” -Unknown It’s no secret that life has its share of...
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Angles

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“I think, more often than not, if we were willing to look at our life in different ways, to come at it from different angles, our relationships and circumstances would...
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Always Something To Be Grateful For

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Life is hard indeed. Monotony is a killer. The mundane takes its toll. Fatigue easily sets in. But God is good all the time (even when we don’t understand it) and...
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Today’s To-Do List

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Life is filled with all kinds of busy but there’s nothing SO important that it should trump a few quiet moments with Him. Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of...
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Trust Me

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My son has an inquisitive mind. He asks questions all day long and his obsession to know answers is both equally challenging and frustrating all at the same time. I...
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Lean Not On Your Own Understanding

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The other day I was scrolling through Facebook when I stumbled upon a post that made me stop scrolling. Ever done that before? A good friend of mine had posted...
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May Our Hearts Become Quiet

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When people send me anything meaningful, like an email, a card, an FB message, a text, or even a spoken word that I later write down – whatever it may...
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He Shows Up!

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I had a conversation the other day with a lady at the park who said that Christians are old school and out of touch with reality. It made for an...
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A Pure Gift

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To those of you who try to live life with a deep sense of responsibility and reliability, I dedicate today’s devotion to you. To those of you in any type...
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Just Like A Baby

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When my boys go to bed, I often sneak into their rooms late at night to watch them sleep and pray over their sweet little lives. There’s just something about...
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Don’t Just Think, Do!

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We all make promises. I’m going to pray more. I’m going to spend more time with my family. I’m going to read my Bible. I’m going to get involved with...
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Be Your Attitude

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May the words of Matthew “be your attitude” today. God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses...
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Refiner’s Fire

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Fire. I love fire. I love to look at it. I love the way it dances before my eyes. I love the comfort it brings. Most of all, I love...
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Pride Verses Humility

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“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in...
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Holy Spirit Things

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In keeping with yesterday’s devotional theme – the Holy Spirit – I thought it appropriate to offer you a list that a friend of mine and myself recently came up...
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All Kinds Of Right

2 minute read
Let’s be honest, the mundane is hard. Doing something day in and day out because it’s the right thing to do can wear a person out – like teaching our...
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A Heavenly Day

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“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ,...
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Here’s My Heart

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Every so often I stumble upon a song that speaks right to my heart – I’m talkin’ RIGHT to my heart. And since lately I’ve been spending quite a bit...
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Do Not Spoil What You Have

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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. The things you now have were once among the things you could have only hoped for.” List 5...
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Instead Of Worrying, Pray

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If you’re anything like me, my mind is constant. I’m a total thinker, a creative, and a “slight” perfectionist. Oiy. These qualities do not bode well in my favor when...
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Boast In Hope

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I’m reading the most amazing book right now called “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. It’s a true story about a Jewish Psychiatrist who endured three years in a...
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Because We Trust Him

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My little guy is a thinker. He processes life through questions. Non. Stop. Questions. The other day he was asking about birds and where they’re always flying. The day before...
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The Upper Hand

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Last week I had a situation pop up that caught me off guard. Truth is, I panicked. Honest truth? I freaked right out. Instantly I began venting to God, which...
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32,000 Plans

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Last week I was reading the story of Gideon to my boys and it sparked quite a lengthy conversation about what kind of fighter Gideon was. “…like a ninja hiding...
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Trust Is Like Air

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Trust. It seems like I’m forever learning this lesson. Every time I think I have everything under control, that’s when something shifts in my life and I’m reminded once again...
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The Crowd Is Crowded

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I follow a thought leader named Seth Godin. He’s a smart guy. He never writes specifically about faith, and yet, his writing challenges my faith sometimes more than the faith...
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Why Let Doubt Rule?

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I’d love to say I never doubt and that my faith is the size of New York City, but that would be a lie (insert sheepish grin). Sometimes I doubt...
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Resolve To Revolve

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I had brunch on Sunday with a bunch of girlfriends. We talked, we laughed, we told each other hilarious stories. At one point during our brunch the conversation turned to...
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Respect Your Leaders

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“Fear God, dear child—respect your leaders; don’t be defiant or mutinous. Without warning your life can turn upside down, and who knows how or when it might happen?” Proverbs 24:21-22 I’m...
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Turtle Power

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Every night I read to my boys. Sometimes we read Dr. Seuss. Sometimes we read Pete the Cat. Sometimes we read Robert Munsch. And sometimes I make up my own...
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Heart-To-Heart

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“Don’t laugh when your enemy falls; don’t crow over his collapse. God might see, and become very provoked, and then take pity on his plight.” Proverbs 24:17-18 Generally my boys are...
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Rise Again

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“Don’t interfere with good people’s lives; don’t try to get the best of them. No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don’t stay down long; Soon...
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Pass The Honey, Honey

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I watched a documentary last week about a tribe living deep in the African jungles and who solely live off the land. The show was documenting how these people survive, struggle...
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Tap Confrontation On The Shoulder

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“Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you...
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Mic Drop

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“If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.” Talk about a mic drop. I think of persecuted Christians in other parts...
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Incubating His Word

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“The person who’s always cooking up some evil soon gets a reputation as prince of rogues. Fools incubate sin; cynics desecrate beauty.” -Proverbs 24:8-9 I don’t know about you, but...
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I Don’t Know

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“Wise conversation is way over the head of fools; in a serious discussion they haven’t a clue.” Proverbs 24:7 In the last few weeks I’ve been in a variety of conversations...
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Backwards Economy

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“It’s better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day. Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel.” This is how...
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Heart Is Where The Home Is

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“It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; it takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.” Proverbs...
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Peacefully Disturb

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“Don’t envy bad people; don’t even want to be around them. All they think about is causing a disturbance; all they talk about is making trouble.” Proverbs 24:1-2 It’s easy...
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I’ll Drink To That

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“Who are the people who are always crying the blues? Who do you know who reeks of self-pity? Who keeps getting beat up for no reason at all? Whose eyes...
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Full Attention

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“Dear child, I want your full attention; please do what I show you. A whore is a bottomless pit; a loose woman can get you in deep trouble fast. She’ll...
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Smart Or Wise

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“Listen with respect to the father who raised you, and when your mother grows old, don’t neglect her. Buy truth—don’t sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education,...
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Never Take Off The Backpack

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“Oh listen, dear child—become wise; point your life in the right direction. Don’t drink too much wine and get drunk; don’t eat too much food and get fat. Drunks and...
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Bank On Hope

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The pressure is real. Everyday we face competition – to be the best, act the best, look the best, have the best, accomplish more, and make it look like easy...
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Stand Back Up

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“Dear child, if you become wise, I’ll be one happy parent. My heart will dance and sing to the tuneful truth you’ll speak.” Proverbs 23:15-16 A couple of months ago I...
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To.Correct.Your.

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“Don’t be afraid to correct your young ones; a spanking won’t kill them. A good spanking, in fact, might save them from something worse than death.” Proverbs 23:13-14 There are...
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Open Your Ears

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“Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge.” I’m a part of a book club where I’m the youngest person by 40 years. Yes you heard that...
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No Boundaries

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“Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines or cheat orphans out of their property, For they have a powerful Advocate who will go to bat for them.” There’s a concept floating...
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Talking Sense To Fools

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Foolish people don’t sit around and think they’re foolish. Unaware people don’t think they’re unaware. Stupid people think it’s everybody else who are the stupid ones. As Eleanor Roosevelt puts...
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The Goodness Of Our Hearts

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“Don’t accept a meal from a tightwad; don’t expect anything special. He’ll be as stingy with you as he is with himself; he’ll say, “Eat! Drink!” but won’t mean a...
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Rich Towards God

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I grew up in an oil town called Fort McMurray. For my American readers, Fort McMurray is located way up north in the province of Alberta, which is located on...
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Manner Your Mind

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”When you go out to dinner with an influential person, mind your manners: Don’t gobble your food, don’t talk with your mouth full. And don’t stuff yourself; bridle your appetite.”...
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Don’t Take A Backseat To Learning

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“Observe people who are good at their work—skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone.” Proverbs 22:29 At first glance this scripture could...
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Don’t Move The Boundary Lines

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“Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines staked out long ago by your ancestors.” Proverbs 22:28 I realize this passage of scripture is detailing property divides where in ancient times...
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Kicking Bombs Down The Road

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“Don’t gamble on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hocking your house against a lucky chance. The time will come when you have to pay up;...
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Tell Me About Your Friends

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I once had coffee with a mentor who told me this statement in conversation: tell me about your five closest friends and I’ll tell you who you become. If you...
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Don’t Walk On The Poor

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“Don’t walk on the poor just because they’re poor, and don’t use your position to crush the weak, because God will come to their defense; the life you took, he’ll...
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Wisdom Resolution

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I’ve been challenged by something a friend said to me over dinner a couple of months ago. She and I were discussing parenting and how much wisdom one needs in...
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Paris

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In light of the recent tragedies to hit Paris, Japan, Baghdad, Beirut, and Lebanon, today’s devotional is a prayer. I’ll be honest, the evil that is currently steam rolling our...
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Remember

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“It is important to look back on our lives and realize that God’s fingerprints are all over them and see the ways that God has rescued and redeemed us time...
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Real Love

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Today is Remembrance Day in Canada – a day we honor those who served our country and who sacrificed their lives so that we might live in freedom. Today I...
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Filter

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I love Instagram. It’s one of my favorite social media platforms because pictures are beautiful to me. They’re art. Each picture represents a small piece of the story into the...
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Love Thy Neighbor

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A friend of mine shared this picture to her Facebook page the other day and it caught my eye. But in keeping with Wednesday’s devotional, “Humans of The Cross,” and...
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Humans Of The Cross

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I follow this amazing page on Facebook called (HONY) “Humans of New York.” Ever heard of it? It’s inspiring! The purpose of the page is simply this: to document New York...