Hope for the Hurting

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say “God only gives you what you can handle.” Seriously – I’d have a hefty savings account. It’s a comment commonly meant to provide comfort during difficult times. But is it? Comforting? I never found it so. Let me begin by saying I…

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When Hope and Fear Collided

Hope is a powerful thing. It begs us to believe what we cannot see. It has the power to make us stay longer and believe stronger. Hope let’s us dream and feeds our vision. In the extreme, the Bible says without it we perish. (Psalm 29:11) Fear can be equally powerful. It paralyzes the strong…

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Bravery or Fear?

I want to be brave. I want to fearlessly walk down unknown roads, and launch into deep waters. I want the kind of trust that goes even when I don’t know where I’m being led. The truth though, is my brave talk is not always matched by my faith, and that’s frustrating. What I want…

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Faith to Dream

What was your dream? You know, the secret longing, the sacred hope, the expectation you’ve carried in your heart for longer than you care to remember. We all have them. Some of us have very open hopes and dreams. Perhaps we’ve been fortunate enough to experience some of them. But more than likely, there are…

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While We Wait

It can be a powerful thing when you hear God’s call. For me, it was exciting and frightening. I wasn’t sure what it all meant, or where God would take me. However, what I did know is I clearly heard His direction, and I was ready to move forward to whatever He had for me.…

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Breaking the Power of Silence

Silence is powerful. It commands our attention, and can be more deafening than crashing cymbals or blaring horns. It also changes us, causes physical harm and can actually destroy us! ( Psalm 32) This is especially true when we keep silent about sexual abuse. Not speaking out in the wake of sexual abuse gives power…

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Fearless Faith

How can we respond when our calling requires courage? Is it possible to trust God when fear rises up to demand our attention? We were created by God to fulfill the purpose He created for us. (Ephesians 2:10) And fear of failing is one of the primary reasons Christians never experience their God given potential.…

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