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Breaking Bracelets (and Chains)

A couple weeks ago, I had one of those hard conversations. You know the ones. Conversations that are long overdue, but the thought of actually bringing up the problem or the situation puts your stomach in knots. It’s almost easier to just sweep the problem under the rug than boldly confront the other person.  Continue reading “Breaking Bracelets (and Chains)”

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Embrace Your Story

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. {Galatians 2:20}

There are many verses that share this same idea. When we decide to follow Jesus, our lives are transformed. We step from the darkness into the light. For some of us, we met Christ as a child and don’t remember much before Him. For others, we were a completely different person, living in a world of hurt and sin. What I want to say today is that we should never be ashamed of who we were or what we did before we gave our lives to Christ.  Continue reading “Embrace Your Story”

Grace- Max Lucado

I love books! Reading is one of my favorite and most relaxing pastimes. My favorite ‘genre’ of books to read is typically referred to as something along the lines of “Christian Living.” Honestly. That’s my favorite. I can walk into a Lifeway Bookstore and become consumed with the books. I have half of them on my own bookshelf. I just love the wisdom in those books, the new insights and different perspectives. Continue reading “Grace- Max Lucado”

What Not To Do

My school is starting back tomorrow. I need to unpack, go to class, buy books, go to a meeting, email that teacher… the list could keep going. Maybe you have numerous work clients calling your phone, 2 hungry kids asking “what’s for dinner?,” laundry piled up over your head, or unpaid bills stacked on the table. I’m sure our to-do lists look very different. But, there is a common visitor on our lists of what not to do- spend waste our time complainingContinue reading “What Not To Do”

Awed by Grace

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awe– noun \ˈȯ\
: an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, extremely powerful, or the like

 

There’s something special about awe. Unlike a lot of adjectives, “awe” is not overused or degraded in meaning. Awe still contains the power and the strength that many words have lost over the years.  Continue reading “Awed by Grace”

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