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Loosening My Grip

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Posted by Sarah Allen on

This is an excerpt from a devotional that was originally posted on April 16, 2014. As I sat down to write this, I got a message from David, one of my dearest friends in Uganda. He currently works for a non-profit organization helping raise scholarships to send kids to school and mentoring them as ...

Godliness and Contentment

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Posted by Doug Hall on

This devotional was originally posted on April 18, 2014. Imagine the apostle Paul walking the streets of Ephesus, passing beggars in the street and sharing the gospel message. Picture him engaging the wealthy elite in the libraries and temples of the city regarding the teachings of Jesus, arguing ...

A Heart for Giving

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Posted by Luke Bedford on

When it comes to the idea of being a generous person, more often than not I like to justify my lack of monetary generosity with the idea that God has called me to be generous with my time, my ability to physically help someone, or anything other than money. Yes, God does call us to be generous in ...

It's About Motive

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Posted by Jenna Winegeart on

I’m in the middle of learning that it’s not so much what I do, but why I do it that matters. It all boils down to motive. I could be the best wife on the planet. I could rise before the sun to make my family a hot breakfast, drop off and pick up my husband’s clothes from the ...

Blessed

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Posted by Rebecca Spence on

blessedadjectiveA continual state of joy, which is the foundational, binding thread of life’s fabric. blessingverbThe act of honoring another person by sharing and encouraging a continual state of joy. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,whose trust is the LORD.He is like a ...

Good Living

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Posted by Doug Hall on

He went on from there and entered their synagogue. And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, ...

Vulnerability

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Posted by Angela Kilgore on

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.”― Brené Brown Vulnerability is a big deal in relationships. Think about your deepest relationships and what makes them unique from all others. ...

A Withered Life

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Posted by Andrew Knight on

Your shortcomings are not the hurdles to keep you from God. They are the vehicle to get you to him. Did you ever imagine that the very worst parts of your life were the parts that God wants the most? Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand… And he said to ...

Traveling Light

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Posted by Steve Glenn on

“Come unto me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”— Matthew 11:28 In Max Lucado’s book, Traveling Light, he talks about one of the problems that Christians have in life. It is the problem or tendency that we have to try and carry burdens that we ...

We're Not Hall Monitors

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Posted by Lisalette Hamon on

I have a tendency to act as a sort of hall monitor for grace too freely lived in. What I mean by that is I have a sort of list in my head/heart that gauges if someone is taking for granted the grace that was freely given to them through Jesus Christ. For instance, if someone is doing something ...

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