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Jude—Small Book, Big Message

Several years ago, I attended a young adults ministry at a local church that spent an entire month teaching through the short books of the Bible. The books of 2 and 3 John, Philemon, and Jude were all on the list, and I believe this just might have been the…

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2019—A Year in His Presence

Happy New Year! I don’t know how you rolled into this new calendar year…beat up, battered, and bruised from 2018 or excited, full of joy, and ready for another 12 months with a clean slate…but we all got here, somehow and someway. We’re here now, and we all have the…

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Lessons from Malachi—part 1

Well, Hello December! How on earth is it almost Christmas?! It seems that time speeds up with each passing year, and I can hardly catch my breath during these weeks leading up to Christmas. You too? I can’t help but think about what a stark contrast our hustle and bustle…

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Praying God’s Word for a pure heart

Whenever I get to study God’s Word in depth, it almost always leads to conviction, and I mean that in the best possible way. The Bible is God’s standard for Holy living, and when we choose to expose ourselves to its teaching and submit ourselves to its authority, we see…

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I want healthy relationships with others.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 When was the last time there was zero strife, tension, or division in your relationships? Was there ever such a time? When were you last offended by someone, and it left you wounded, maybe even bitter? When…

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God is…

We have spent the past three weeks learning about one specific identity point that you and I carry if we are in Christ. We are favored. Even though we spent three weeks unpacking this truth, I feel as if we only scratched the surface of all that God has to…

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Favor is: Unfair Partiality

I love learning more about my identity in Christ. The more I learn about who God says I am and the more I believe His truth about me, the more I walk in freedom. I don’t think this will surprise you to hear that many women struggle with identity issues.…

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Favor is: Excessive Kindness

Welcome back to our August Blog Series on Favor! Last week, I gave you a two-part definition of the word favor. Favor is excessive kindness, and it is unfair partiality. These next two weeks, I want to spend some extra time unpacking each part of that definition. Our time together…

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What is favor?

Hello, friends! I want to personally welcome you to a series on “Favor.” Whoever you are and wherever you’ve come from, you are welcome at this table. Pull up a chair and lean in with me today knowing this: You are loved, you are wanted, and you are welcomed. This…

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Praise from pain

When is the last time that you ached so badly that you were certain the pain would take you out for good? Have you ever hurt so deeply that ache became the only thing you could feel anymore? When you find yourself in the place where you’ve got nothing left.…

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