All Valuable Diamonds must be Cut!
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All Valuable Diamonds must be Cut!

When you think of a diamond, value, perfection and beauty come to mind, but what about struggle and pressure? Too often, we focus on the beauty of certain results, but forget the process it takes to get there. Like the pressure a diamond endures, what if your challenges are meant to reveal your true beauty?...

When God Rights Our Wrongs
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When God Rights Our Wrongs

Have you ever had to remind yourself of the age-old saying, “everybody makes mistakes”? Though it can help us feel better, brushing off our mistakes isn’t always an option. When faced with the consequences of certain mistakes, it is easy to wallow in guilt and the fact that nothing can undo what we did. In...

Don’t Do What’s Easy; Do What’s Right.
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Don’t Do What’s Easy; Do What’s Right.

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Last time, I wrote about what it’s like to hit rock bottom, and how God can use it to teach us. I also pointed out that the key to turning a negative circumstance into a positive one is having the correct response. Responding appropriately when we are knocked down is important, but...

If He Leads You To It, He’ll Get You Through It
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If He Leads You To It, He’ll Get You Through It

Have you ever felt like a certain struggle in your life was God challenging you? Maybe you didn’t realize it at first, thinking that any difficulty in your life was just bad luck. Or if you did recognize the test, perhaps you felt like God was asking too much of you. The truth is, God,...

The Renewal of Your Body and Spirit
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The Renewal of Your Body and Spirit

Have you ever experienced the pain of losing a loved one? It’s one of the worst feelings in the world, yet it happens to everyone. There’s no way to avoid it; death is simply a part of life. Our bodies were only made to withstand so much, and they eventually give in to death one...

What If God Was One of Us?
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What If God Was One of Us?

Have you ever wondered why we have this inner desire for a connection to something greater than ourselves? There’s more to that longing than you might think.

What’s Your Wilderness?
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What’s Your Wilderness?

Have you ever found yourself in difficult, even seemingly impossible circumstances? Often, this is when God is working to build your faith. He knows the kinds of challenges you are strong enough to endure. It’s important that we understand that God knows what’s best for us, and He requires our utmost faith in His plan....

A Foundation of Faith
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A Foundation of Faith

It seems these days that we form most of our decisions and beliefs based on what we can see and feel. It’s become second nature to plan our lives based on the fixed factors of work and family. Planning isn’t bad, but where does faith fit in? What happens when things go wrong? Do you...

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Six Degrees of Separation

Most of us are familiar with the concept of “six degrees of separation:” the idea that we’re all connected by six people or less. In the same way, God uses the people in our lives to bring us closer to the solutions to our prayers. We may be one well-placed conversation, or person, away from...

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To Be Forewarned Is to Be Forearmed

  How many times have you said, “If only I’d known?” Once too many, I’m sure. But, how do we mentally prepare for what life throws at us if we don’t know what’s coming? Well, God wants to prepare us for what lies ahead and has provided us with the gifts of Knowledge and Wisdom....