Personal Growth

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    The Fast is Over. Now What?

    So, now that January is over, what’s next? I was so aware of Jesus speaking to me during my fast, and also felt so good physically that I didn’t want to just go back to my habits before starting my fast.

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    I Did Not See That Coming

    As I reflect on the past several years I can honestly say, I did not see that coming! King Solomon wrote, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Isn’t that the truth?!Here are a few of my “I did not see that coming” moments.

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    Wherever He Would Call Me: Our New Chapter

    I’ve walked with Jesus long enough to know that a predictable life is not His primary goal for me. He cares about people; the abandoned, the orphans, the divorcees, the hurting, the hopeless, the lost. Tyler and I have had an increasingly growing burden for these as well. We’ve sensed that serving a community, through a local church was where we were being led for full-time vocation. We just had no idea how, where or when.

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    Christmas…With Less Stress

    My family has been on a journey, of simplifying Christmas. We have spent too many years with ideals of what a perfect Christmas should look like and many holidays with stress and tension because the circumstances and the people weren’t perfect, like our ideals. It is easy to get caught up in making sure that we fulfill all of our Christmas traditions and participate in all of the festivities. It becomes “normal” to spend the season stressed out and irritated with those that mean the most to us.

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    Today I Will Be Thankful

    Each new day gives us opportunity to find God in the little gifts. May we be aware of the ways that He speaks to us, through His creation, and to live with such grace toward others that even those who don’t yet know Jesus, see the light of His love in us.

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    Kiss the Fairy Tale Good-Bye

    It is so easy to compare our life to those around us. I cannot count the number of times that I have compared my weaknesses to that amazing woman preacher, the gorgeous worship leader with a voice just as beautiful as her face, the toned girl in her tank and yoga pants, the angelically patient mom responding to her children, the friend with a glamorous life full of exotic vacations …. Do you ever have that inner wrestle of wondering if you are enough?