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Fear of Missing Out

My schedule had ballooned, leaving me fighting for air. Though I managed to juggle all the demands and responsibilities bombarding me each day, I made numerous errors. I epitomized the phrase, “Jack of all trades but master of none.” Or perhaps that’d be better phrased as “Doer of all but proficient in few.” My joy,… Continue reading Fear of Missing Out

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When Small Acts of Obedience Lead to Great Impact

What began as a major inconvenience turned into a beautiful blessing adding purpose to my monotonous days and revealing God’s tender heart. We were living in Southern California at the time. My husband worked long hours, traveled a lot, and I often felt lonely, insignificant, and unseen. As a stay-at-home mom, I wanted something exciting,… Continue reading When Small Acts of Obedience Lead to Great Impact

Faith, Hearing God, Revealing Jesus, surrender

Finding Jesus in the Center of My Pain

Ugly tears coursed down my cheeks. Why? How could this have happened? The betrayal hit me like a gut punch. I wanted to scream it all away, or at the very least tear someone apart with my bare fingernails. But even that wouldn’t make it better, wouldn’t erase what I was going through. I felt… Continue reading Finding Jesus in the Center of My Pain

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Fighting Enslaving Behaviors by Leaning Into Jesus

Though I trusted in Christ for salvation as a child, you never would’ve believed this, had you encountered me in my young adult years. It was like I’d grabbed hold of the fringes of eternal life but not the full expression of it. I had a tainted, partial view of God. I saw Him as… Continue reading Fighting Enslaving Behaviors by Leaning Into Jesus

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Letting Jesus Be Your King

The guitarist started to strum the background music. The pastor was closing the first message of the conference on Lordship—surrendering full control of your life to God. I’d zoned in and out the whole time. I knew the information already. I’d been doing the Christian walk for over half my life. I’d worked through the… Continue reading Letting Jesus Be Your King