Peace

Anxiety. Despair. Discouragement. Disillusionment. They tend to set our emotions in motion and consume our thoughts. These descriptive words tend to worm their way into our daily lives. In a well-known passage in Philippians, Paul penned the pattern for relief. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication...

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Sleep

Have you been losing sleep lately? I am convinced that one way the enemy attacks us is by throwing stressors our way so that we spend our nights in worry instead of rest. And then when our defenses are down due to weariness, temptation is much more difficult to resist,...

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Shadows and Sunshine

I know everybody is saying it, but we are living in really strange times. The last year and a half has been crazy and in many ways unbelievable. Sometimes it feels like the world has changed more in the last 18 months than in the whole rest of my life,...

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Prayer is a joy-giver

Prayer is a joy-giver. Feeling overwhelmed? Frantic? Discouraged? Defeated? Doubtful? Talk to Jesus. When we pray, we are focused on His presence. We are aware that Jesus is always with us and will never leave us. Prayer makes His presence more personal in the moment because we are talking to...

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Satan is a liar

Satan is a liar. Jesus called him the father of lies. When Jesus states something so plainly, we must take notice. Satan’s work seeks to derail our lives with lies about God. One of his two standard deceptions tempts us to believe that God’s Word is not true. Confusion sets...

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