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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 my August Blog 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…

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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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I am clean

This summer is being marked by a refreshing and rather timely study of my identity in Christ. My church is going through an online Bible study called “I AM,” and each week of this study highlights one identity point that you and I have full access to in Christ. I…

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For we have heard

Reputation can often precede a person. “Oh, I’ve heard so much about you!” You’ve probably said those words, and I know that I have. A life lived well can earn the attention, respect, and even applause from those who are not yet acquainted with the one being esteemed. The world…

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The ache in our souls

When is the last time someone asked you, “How are you?” and you actually answered honestly? Think about it for awhile. Life is busy, and our human interactions come and go so quickly anymore. A quick “Hello. How are you?” is sometimes the only invitation to authenticity and vulnerability we…

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How long? A look at Psalm 13

Every single time I find myself in a trial or hardship, my tendency is to ask God, “Why?” Anybody else? From the time I was a little child, I’ve needed to know the why behind the what. I think it drove my mom a bit crazy along with most of…

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When the pain remains

I found myself back in a passage of Scripture today that I haven’t visited in awhile. You know those verses that were your lifeline for a season, the very words that saw you safely through the fiercest storms, the deepest pits, and the most difficult struggles? Those verses that etch…

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What hope does…and another sneak peak at my new book!

We’re nearly there—just over a month away from the launch of my newest book, “Hope: Tethered To An Unwavering God.” As you can imagine, I have been immersed in the theme of hope, which has proven to be incredibly timely in my own life. The ups and downs of life…

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