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Renewing Our Minds

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1–2 ESV more...

Knit Together in Love

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. — Colossians 2:1–3 ESV more...

Trading Fear for Rest

Oh, my soul more...

Loving Like Jesus

“For God so loved the world” is a phrase from a verse that many know well, and the first part of this statement is a loaded one. The whole Word of God is a story that essentially started with, “God so loved.” Everything that unfolds throughout time and before the foundation of time is because He so loved. more...

Uncomfortable Grace

Uncomfortable grace . . . Two words that do not seem to fit together. When we think of grace, we consider the free and unmerited favor of God, specifically focusing on His blessings to us. We focus on the gift in our salvation; thus, highlighting the ease on our part and forgetting the sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation.more...

How is Your Soul?

How is your soul?” my friend asked after we sat down for an early breakfast. I appreciated his genuine concern and desire to help hold me accountable, but I was also a little unsure of how to answer his question. It’s not often that I am asked about my soul. I was fairly certain he was trying to ask how I was doing—if I was regularly reading my Bible, spending time in prayer, and fighting sin—but, nonetheless, his question got me thinking more deeply about the word soul. What is a soul and how do I know if my soul is healthy?more...

Are We Addicted to Fear?

Are we addicted to fear?more...

Happy New Year!

“Happy New Year!”more...

Thank You God For . . . Fleas?

I have to say, 2016 has been a difficult and trying year. Every time I turn on the TV or read the news online, there seems to be another tragic event happening. Not only has this year been difficult on an international and national scale, it seems like those I know personally are also not exempt from difficult situations this year.more...

Seasons of Thanksgiving

IN EVERY SEASON There is always something to be thankful for in every season of life. With the holiday season around the corner, it's a time of reflection on what all has happened this year. more...

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