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Renewal Begins With A Word

How do we experience the renewal we so desperately need yet feel so powerless to initiate? Renewal simply begins with a Word!

Choosing Contentment

“There must be more than this!” Dragging my mop across the floor, tears falling down my cheeks, 3 little ones tucked into bed for an afternoon nap, my thoughts were consumed by discontentment. A Life-Changing Moment As a young mom, my days were consumed by diapers and feeding and laundry and simply trying to survive …

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Hope In God’s Faithfulness Even When It Hurts

I really don’t struggle to trust that God is faithful. In recent years, I’ve come to understand that this is a gift (the gift of faith?), and I don’t take it for granted. This faith has sustained me through the most difficult circumstances, the lowest valleys, my darkest days. Even when everything seems hopeless, by God’s …

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Endurance: Deal With Sin

Click here to read the previous posts in this series. The next thing we are told to do in Hebrews 12 is to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles us. Does it seem a little harsh to talk to a weary, discouraged person about their sin? Does it seem like adding just another …

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Endurance: Weightlessness

Click here to read the previous posts in this series. The first thing we are told to do in Hebrews 12:1 is to lay aside every weight. Most of the time, we are weary or discouraged because we are carrying heavy burdens, or too many burdens, or both! There are situations and thoughts that are …

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Endurance: Risks & Rewards of Fellowship

Click here to read the previous posts in this series. Last week, I talked about the necessity of surrounding ourselves with others who can support and encourage and inspire us when we’re struggling to endure. This is a lesson that has taken me many, many years to learn, but oh! How rich the rewards! Some …

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Endurance: Surround Yourself

Click here to see all the posts in this series. Hebrews 12:1 starts off with “since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses” and leads into “let us run with endurance“. Being surrounded by these witnesses is an important part of being able to run with endurance. The chapter before our passage …

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How To Endure When Life Seems Unbearable

Click here to see all the posts in this series. Sometimes life is just really, really hard. Even when we are not necessarily struggling in our walk with the Lord, we can struggle with endurance, with discouragement, with weariness. It can seem like continuing on in our current state is too much to bear. How …

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