4 Gifts to Give Yourself During the Christmas Season

“What do you need for Christmas?” Do you get asked this question?  What’s your answer?  Here are four gifts you can actually give yourself. They won’t cost you anything but they will fill you with Christmas joy! 1.       Consider saying no certain commitments: […]

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Living Busy vs. Living Best

“’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37 – 39) I […]

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What’s Crippling You?

And a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, ‘Woman, you are set […]

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So I Will Be With You

“As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5) The word of God is so sufficient. Every moment I spend with my Father soaking in His word is a moment that strengthens not only […]

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The Freedom of Obedience

For thirty years now, I have been teaching about the difference between a prayer life and a praying life. Prayer is more than packaging words together and sandwiching them between “Dear God” and “Amen.” When we learn to live a praying life, we have […]

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First Things First

Parenting the second time around looks different than the first. When our second of three boys graduated from high school, we assumed we were nearing the end of our parenting journey. Well, at least the part that involves children living at […]

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