Embrace the Uncomfortable: Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones to Grow in Our Faith
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Embrace the Uncomfortable: Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones to Grow in Our Faith

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be frightening. Nobody enjoys being uncomfortable. In fact, most of us despise it, and we will do anything to avoid it. The truth is, however, that our comfort zone can actually be the most dangerous place to be. Why you ask? Because when we are too comfortable, there…

Potty Training is Easy: Learning the Fundamentals of Our Faith
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Potty Training is Easy: Learning the Fundamentals of Our Faith

“Potty training is easy and fun!” I’m pretty sure no one has ever uttered these words. This past week has been a wonderfully delightful experience as my husband and I decided to take on the challenge of potty training our toddler. (Notice my subtle sarcasm.) Potty training is not fun, and it is certainly not…

Milestones: Crying Out for Spiritual Growth
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Milestones: Crying Out for Spiritual Growth

The day our first daughter was born, it all began…milestones. We documented everything. It’s crazy how many “firsts” there are in the first year of life! Every holiday was a first (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc.) There’s also the first time she ate solid food, her first words, her first tooth, etc. And don’t get…

Pushing Through the Pain Towards Your Victory in Jesus
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Pushing Through the Pain Towards Your Victory in Jesus

When I find myself exhausted during a long run, it’s easy for me to concentrate on how tired and weak I feel. If I stayed in that mindset, however, I would probably find myself defeated. I have to change my thoughts in order to find the strength to keep going. I need to remind myself…

5 Reasons Why Prayer is Important (and more than bringing requests to God)
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5 Reasons Why Prayer is Important (and more than bringing requests to God)

We talk a lot about prayer requests in church. We pray for our loved ones, our country, ourselves, and the list goes on. And if you’ve been a Christian for very long, you’ve probably heard numerous reasons why prayer is important. But ultimately, there is a part of us that knows we are called to…