Our Relationship Has Changed

Our Relationship Has Changed

To say that my relationship with God has changed a little over the years would be a gross understatement.  God has walked with me through a lot of hard stuff and carried me when I wanted to quit my calling. We've faced ... Ups and downs. Victories and challenges. Unexpected surprises and squashed dreams. And every time I've felt beaten down and frustrated by another disappoint this world dished out, I've become more determined to work out my issues honestly and openly with Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Living Water

5 Benefits of Living Water

I don’t know what the temperature is in your neck of the woods, but here in North Carolina the sun is shining and the heat is on. My outdoor plants are constantly begging for water to keep their flowers blooming and it seems that no matter how much water I give them it’s not enough. I love being outside, but when the summer months roll around you’re less likely to find me taking a jog in the middle of the day when the heat is most intense. I'm always outside early in the morning or late Continue reading

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Simple Effective Prayers

Simple Effective Prayers

Have you ever thought, "why does praying have to be so complicated?" As believers, prayer should be as simple and instinctive as breathing, but for many that's not the case. Stressing over prayers was never God's intention for His children. We can get all tongue-tied and nervous, wondering if we are praying the right way. We complicate our prayer life by trying to follow formulas that seem perfect in theory, but leave us feeling inadequate and uncertain. One of the most powerful Continue reading

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When He Speaks

When He Speaks

Wouldn’t it be great if God answered you immediately, every time you prayed or asked Him a question? Just imagine. You’d always have His clear direction and sure confirmation. You’d know exactly what to do in any situation. No more hesitating or second-guessing.Wouldn’t that be fantastic! Well, several months ago, I was dealing with a tough situation and kept asking God to bring clarity to what I should do. I searched Scripture and found some great verses that could apply.But I longed for Continue reading

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When The World Says You Can Have It All

When The World Says You Can Have It All

Do you ever find yourself buying something you really don’t need? Maybe it's on sale. Maybe not. In a moment of weakness, do you ever simply declared, "I deserve this. Yes I do ... I can't have it all, but I can have THIS ... so there, I will ... and I'll be happier once it's mine." The world is quick to say, "You can have it all!" but it leaves us with empty promises. Every. Single. Time. We fall for this myth then spend our time planning and buying; comparing and scheming, all to Continue reading

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Embracing Easter With Images of the Holy Land

Embracing Easter With Images of the Holy Land

Last summer, I had the privilege of traveling to the Holy Land with an amazing group of women.  For me, it was a dream come true. Visiting places and seeing actual sites that I had read about in Scripture for years was such an surreal experience. Places like the Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Pools of Bethesda, City of Jericho, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Temple Mount and the Upper Room location of where Jesus and His disciples had the Last Supper. I wish I could show Continue reading

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