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When Defeat Has You Beat

Do you ever find yourself wrapped up in tightly wound webs of discouragement? Lost in the crowd of a thousand thoughts whispering: “You’re never going to figure this out…” “Things are never going to get better…” “You’re going to stay in this place forever…” “You’re never going to be good enough…” Defeat is an overwhelming…… Continue reading When Defeat Has You Beat

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Abandoning Our Agendas For His

//Hands gripped tightly, knuckles white, To these dreams, these plans I hold so tight. I’ve laid it all out, My blueprint–perfected, I’ve determined my days, No room for interceptions. Some call it a rut, But I call it “prepared”. I like to know the ropes, Before I even get there. But sometimes I wonder, Do…… Continue reading Abandoning Our Agendas For His

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When Their Success Threatens Yours

You’ve wanted this. This dream, this job, this opportunity, gig, book deal, acceptance letter, position– whatever it is, you’ve dreamed of it. You’ve prayed for it, written your name on it, and have awaited that blessed day when it would finally be yours. “Someday…”, you keep telling yourself. And then it happens. Just… not to you.…… Continue reading When Their Success Threatens Yours

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Fighting the Real Enemy [[when we want to fight each other]]

Our world is a mess right now. It’s always been a mess, but for some reason, it feels like a really big mess. Racial Tension. Terrorism. Politics gone mad. Dehumanization is growing with every passing day. It’s all his fault, it’s all her fault and it’s all their fault. We’re up in arms with swords to…… Continue reading Fighting the Real Enemy [[when we want to fight each other]]

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Loving People Who Are Hard To Love

Do you ever find yourself avoiding really hard and uncomfortable relationships? Maybe it’s the person who has an abrasive or quirky personality  you just can’t stand. The family member or fellow church go-er who deeply hurt or offended you. Or the friend who continually pushes you away. If we’re being real, it’s so much easier to…… Continue reading Loving People Who Are Hard To Love

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When You Feel Like Your Testimony Isn’t Powerful

I don’t have a good testimony… Nothing really ‘crazy’ has happened in my life… My story is basic and boring… Have you ever found yourself saying these things? Well, if so—you’re in good company. When asked to share my testimony, I used to kindly decline, resort to one of the above phrases and recommend they choose…… Continue reading When You Feel Like Your Testimony Isn’t Powerful