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Take a Walk In Her Shoes, Part 2

Have you ever looked back at the hardest times in your life and wondered how you made it out alive? At the time, you might not have realized it, but all along, God was working behind the scenes in your life for your good! In last week’s blog, we discussed how Naomi had found herself...

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Take a Walk In Her Shoes, Part 1

Have you ever taken a leap of faith in life only to find yourself without a parachute? Major changes in career, location, or even relationships made on a whim can seem favorable but turn out disastrous. We’ve all heard the phrase, “fortune favors the bold,” but often what was meant to be an improvement leaves...

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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....

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Foul or Fair

Have you ever had to make a tough decision about something when you didn’t have all the facts? We meet people and face confusing or awkward situations daily and it’s not always easy to know how to respond, especially since people can have questionable motives. The blessing is, we don’t have to rely on our...

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What Spirit?

Faith is not just an abstract theological concept. It is a powerful gift and the constant connection between us and God. At times, God gives us supernatural faith that goes beyond the simple decision to trust in Him…the kind of faith that can move mountains or stop the sun in its tracks ––The Gift of...

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Making the Best of Everything

Let’s talk about complaining. The Bible tells us, in life, we’re going to face trouble…there’s no way around it. But, it’s our response to that trouble that determines our outcome. How we handle the difficult times – when everything seems to be going against us or when nothing seems to be going right – is...

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Despite Her Worst

Every day, we are surrounded by advertisements, reality shows, TV commercials, and even self-help guides that are dedicated to telling us who we should be. Consequently, the value that we place on ourselves is largely based on what others think of us! Here’s the reality: you were made in God’s image and His opinion is...

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My Father, My Father

Our assignments from God are not always easy, but it’s through the tougher parts of life that He can shape us and refine us to become who He intends us to be. As the prophet Elijah was preparing Elisha to carry on his legacy, he was tough on him, but that is exactly what Elisha...

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The Joseph Code

For many, this year has seemed crazy, difficult, busy, and impossible to survive. We have all felt the pressure to reach our goals and cross the finish line before December 31. What we often forget, though, is that this time of year isn’t just important because it’s our last opportunity to make this year amazing...