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But the fruit of the Spirit is self-control…

“God creates. Satan counterfeits.” Think about those words. They ring so true. God is the master Creator. Everything He created, the Enemy seeks to counterfeit. God created us to be worshippers of Himself. Satan tries to get us to worship anything and everything else. God created life. Satan brought death…

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Overcoming Fear

Fear: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined It’s been a big year for me in the “Overcoming Fear” department. As silly and perhaps childish as this confession might sound, since I was as young as I can remember, I’ve…

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Why we don’t need to be afraid

Fear. It affects us all. It creeps into our thoughts, and it seeks to overcome us. It causes us to feel overwhelmed and alone. It opposes our faith. And so many different things cause us to fear. How do we overcome fear instead of being overcome by it? I’ve been…

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When we live open-handedly

Right now, I’m sitting at my favorite coffee shop, drinking one of my favorite cups of tea (because I already had my one, allowed cup of coffee for the day), and I’m just in awe of how the Lord works. I’m looking around at the people coming and going through…

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There’s no rest in anxiety

Worry seems to come naturally to so many of us, doesn’t it? If we could win an Olympic gold medal in worry and anxiety, many of us would have one. There is much in life to worry about. Much in this life causes anxiety. Much keeps us awake at night,…

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A faith that God can move through

Here is the promised post that I have been talking about. I so badly wanted to get it to you all yesterday, and then life happened. You know what I mean? This past weekend was one of my faith being tested and time running out, and yet I walked away…

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What I’ve been praying about lately

One of the greatest joys I have in doing ministry is engaging in prayer for others. Seriously, I love to pray with and for people, and the opportunities to do so continue to increase. Nearly every single day, there is someone who approaches me in some way requesting prayer, whether…

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For the times when you doubt

I know I’m not alone when I say that there are times when doubt gets the best of me. I hate to admit it, but I am just as painfully human as the next person, and there are days when my faith is feels weak and doubt is strong. Over…

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When faith asks too much

If there’s one thing I’m certain of in this life, it is the love of God for people. I don’t always understand how it works and why we are recipients of such generosity, but I’m certain of it. I know it’s real. I know it’s for me. I know it’s…

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Faith, Fear, and Consequence

When was the last time that you were sitting through a sermon in church or heard a message online, a song on the radio, or some form of truth hit your ears, and you absolutely knew beyond a shadow of doubt that it was intended for you to hear? Was…

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