Vulnerability, Clarity And The Light

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” ―Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We…

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Discovery of Life In The Strangest Place!

For if you choose self-sacrifice, giving up your lives for my glory, you will embark on a discovery of more and more of true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will lose what you try to keep. Luke 9:24 TPT For the longest time I did NOT understand this…

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Utterly & Uniquely You!

The planet just really needs you to be YOU, okay? —Annie Downs, 100 Days To Brave God made you to be utterly and uniquely you! If He wanted you to be like anyone else, He would have simply cloned another one of them, right? Nope—God wanted YOU—just exactly the way you are. Annie Downs illustrates…

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Why Two Witnesses?

But if his heart is closed to you, then go to him again, taking one or two others with you. You’ll be fulfilling what the Scripture teaches when it says, ‘Every word may be verified by the testimony of two or three witnesses.  Matthew 18: 16 TPT I think there are some folks who are…

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Dreamers Harvest Joy, Joy, Joy!

Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. Psalm 126 I used to say, “I’ve cried enough dreamer’s tears in my life to float a battleship.” I did not think of tears as something good. I looked at my tears as shameful weakness. Something to do in private,…

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A Tale of Two Emails

I stumbled to my laptop. “Might as well read my emails.” I thought. You see, I woke up this morning after one of those nights. Fitful sleep. A night filled with weary tossing and turning, in my mind—and in my heart. I was haunted by faces. Stony faces from yet one more encounter with folks…

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Life Trashed? Who Is Our God?

When your life gets trashed ask yourself, “Who is our God?” (It can change everything.) And I’ll give you a hint… Our God is the God who saves! I don’t care what your circumstance might be. God can change it. He can make it over into something beautiful. He can make you over. Chuck Swindoll…

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Confident Trust Brings Hope… and Singing

O God, my heart is quiet and confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 “Control seems preferable to what we typically think of as its opposite—chaos. But I want to suggest that the opposite of control is not chaos. It is trust, and trust is far preferable to control. We want to control because…

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