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You have a big decision to make today.

Each morning when we wake up, we are blessed with a new day. Every new day brings new perspectives, new choices, new attitudes and new challenges. How do you start your day? Do you start it with a left over bad attitude from the day before? Do you allow circumstances in your life dictate your attitude? Do you wake up and praise God for life, breath and His presence in your life? Do you wake up each morning with the attitude that every day God gives you belongs to Him? And are you anxious to see how He wants to

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Are you afraid to pray?

Has this ever happened to you?  You are in a small room, surrounded by a group of people. You’ve spent the last hour having a great conversation. It’s a few minutes before you are scheduled to end your small group, so all of a sudden your palms begin to sweat and your heart begins to race.  You know before you can leave, you’ll have to have prayer time. Who is going to pray? The leader never likes to pray, so she always calls on a member of the group!  Oh my goodness…what if she calls on you?!?!  What will you

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Understanding Wisdom

Are you in the middle of something right now? A situation in your life where you aren’t quite sure where it’s going to lead you? Are you trying to see the future so that you can know what decisions to make today? How is that working out for you? If you are anything like me, I’m sure it’s frustrating!  I know that when I’m in a place where the past was troubling and the future seems a bit uncertain, I really want to manipulate situations to speed up God’s process so I can better see where He is leading me. But

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As a small business owner, one of my biggest hurdles is my own confidence. I know what I’m capable of doing, I know what I need to do. But for some reason I find myself doubting the things that I know to be true and allowing those doubts to form the structure of my day. When I realize I can’t do all of the things I need to do, I quickly get overwhelmed and end up getting NOTHING done. It’s a vicious cycle.  But as a Christian woman, I often have to remind myself that I honestly can’t do any

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Knowing God’s love while raising your kids

Tonight in a parenting moment of desperation, I texted my sister to tell her that I am a failure as a parent to teen girls. The highlights of this coversation included: This gig is too hard sometimes. They just think everything I say and do is stupid. They hang up on me and disrespect me when I tell them that no, they can NOT house sit unsupervised overnight with their friend. It’s hard to let them learn to fly when it feels like I’ve inadequately prepared them to do so! Since my sister was at work, we had to keep

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Satisfying our hunger and thirst for Him through His Word.

How do you satisfy the hunger you have for God’s Word?

I have a problem. A SERIOUS chocolate problem. Put me in a room with a plate of cookies or a dark chocolate bar, only one of us is leaving that room. I crave chocolate, I savor it. I take tiny bites when I eat it so that I can enjoy the bittersweet flavor for as long as possible. When I eat a good piece of chocolate, it actually makes me happy!  So what’s the problem? Today after lunch, I went to the kitchen cabinet that holds my little stash of chocolate. And it’s empty! There are peppermints, gum, cough drops

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