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freedom, Intentional growth

When Being Perfect Isn’t Perfect, A Guest Post by Barb Fox

I stared at the grocery store shelf, hearing the nagging voice of my inner critic. Pick the most economical. After studying the price tags, I started to grab the jar with the lowest price per ounce. You should choose one with lower calories. I examined the nutrition labels and hesitantly placed my hand on a… Continue reading When Being Perfect Isn’t Perfect, A Guest Post by Barb Fox

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Faith, freedom, God's Will, Resting in Christ, surrender

In Dependent Freedom

I used to think freedom was something expressed by independence—a liberation from anything which restricted you, but as I prepared to celebrate our country’s National Independence Day, another thought occurred to me. Are they really the same thing?  According to the definition, "independent" is defined as, “free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority;… Continue reading In Dependent Freedom

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The Chocolate Idol –– Guest Post by Jeanie Jacobson

Our guest today, Jeanie Jacobson, shares how easy it is to drift into idolatry, but also how we can reroute ourselves and our hearts. The Chocolate Idol by Jeanie Jacobson What a nightmare—I’d constructed an idol. My eyes flew open and I popped up in bed. Where's the chocolate? My first thoughts normally are, “Good… Continue reading The Chocolate Idol –– Guest Post by Jeanie Jacobson

freedom, God's Will, Intentional growth, obedience, Resting in Christ

Learning to Live in the Now

Learning to depend on God’s plan, not my own, is a constant struggle, and these last few months with the pandemic have made that painfully obvious. I’ve been both completely aggravated and wildly liberated this spring and summer by the inability to plan—well, pretty much anything. And it’s teaching me a lot about what it… Continue reading Learning to Live in the Now