When Going Gets Tough…

When the going gets tough, when we get sick, when trials or tests come our way, does our spiritual vitality disappear under the tissue box? Do we figure we just don't have time or energy, skip our time with God and then wonder why we're so miserable? Or does having a...

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An Afternoon Meditation

An Afternoon Meditation

When people you know are flying the skies, this verse is a beautiful one to remember: "If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalm...

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Who Has Your Heart?

Who Has Your Heart?

Around ten years ago I read something that started me thinking. A woman shared online about finding Christ to be the 'Love of our Hearts'. Being the granddaughter of a man who said 'What does the Bible say?' to my mother when she was young, I wondered if such a...

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Challenge 1 | Discipleship

Challenge 1 | Discipleship

Leader's Challenge: Saying what we shouldn't - or just plain talking too much! Leader's Solution: I've found it helps tremendously to pray just before a discipleship session for the Lord's hand on the conversation. And, I've enlisted little Gertie Mousie to hop onto...

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Application | Citizenship

Application | Citizenship

Yesterday I had the privilege of applying Proverbs 24:11-12 and Proverbs 31:8-9 by voting! Very grateful to be an American citizen. :) "If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it...

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Bible Study | Citizenship

Bible Study | Citizenship

Sometimes the news is quite depressing! But I've discovered a wonderful way to respond - by taking it to the Lord in prayer. This response is something that stood out to me in a study of the book of Habakkuk over nine years ago. I was just looking over the summary...

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Quiet Time | Citizenship

Quiet Time | Citizenship

I've discovered that not only is my daily quiet time foundational to my walk with Christ, but also to my being a faithful American citizen. It's like a flag and a flag pole. No pole - no flag. If my personal life isn't right before the Lord, it won't be towards my...

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New Post Series!

New Post Series!

Hello Friends! This is a happy little note to share with you about a new post series coming up on Lifestyle! One of my personal goals for 2016 has been to focus on citizenship - how could I be a better American citizen? Now, 2016 is not yet finished - and I still have...

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Practical Tool | Discipleship

Practical Tool | Discipleship

  Practical Tool: Discipleship Planner! Last year I started using a notebook as a planner for discipleship sessions. On a certain day of the week I often take time to write down specifics to keep me on track during upcoming one-on-one meetings: How have I seen...

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