The REAL Reason Why God Allows You to Be Tested
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The REAL Reason Why God Allows You to Be Tested

I recently read the story of Abraham to my daughters. You know, the one where God asks Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son on an altar only to stop him in the process (much to Isaac’s relief!) I’ve heard this story so many times throughout my lifetime. But as an adult, and especially as a…

Never Be Shaken: Is Your Life Defined by Courage or Fear?
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Never Be Shaken: Is Your Life Defined by Courage or Fear?

A couple of years ago, a major windstorm came through my home town. The one thing I remember most about that night was sitting on our couch looking out our big front window at the enormous pine trees in our neighborhood. They swayed back and forth in a way that made everyone a bit uneasy….

When Things Don’t Go as Planned: How to Recover from Disappointment
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When Things Don’t Go as Planned: How to Recover from Disappointment

Nearly six years ago, I had a job interview for what I felt was my “dream job.” I prepared for weeks, the timing felt right, and I seriously believed this was it for me. The interview went well, but they ended up choosing someone else for the position. At first, I was really disappointed. But…

3 Ways to Protect Your Heart from Offense
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3 Ways to Protect Your Heart from Offense

In our politically correct culture, offense is the name of the game. We get offended over every little thing. And I mean every. little. thing. But should offense be a part of the Christian life? The truth is that the Bible calls us to forgive the way Jesus forgave us. That means always and for…

How to Stand in Faith When Things Don’t Seem to Change
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How to Stand in Faith When Things Don’t Seem to Change

Are you battle weary? Is your shield becoming heavy as you continue to stand in faith for what God has promised? You’ve searched the scriptures, and you’re certain that what you are praying for is His heart for you. He has made it clear that it’s His promise, yet as the weeks, months, and even…