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Years ago, a friend and I were lamenting over our overwhelming "to-do lists" when she said something that, to this day, I still think about. She said, "The thing I keep reminding myself of is this… I'm an infinite being, and my to-do lists are finite. Somehow that helps me keep things in perspective." We are infinite beings! Even though the lists,...

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Stillness is often synonymous with quiet. When we are still we are experiencing a complete lack of movement, or change of position. How ironic. Because I could testify that in moments of my stillness God has moved mountains. Mountains of doubt. Mountains of fear. Mountains of confusion. Mountains of unforgiveness. Pick a mountain and my God has moved it when I am still. My position changes from...

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I wonder, can constant obedience, like unceasing prayer, become as natural and continuous as breathing? If that sounds like a tall order it is! But the good news is that we are not the ones to fulfill it. Psalm 119:88 says, “In Your great love revive me so I can alertly obey your every word.” Strong’s Concordance has amazing things to tell...

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I recently read this verse: “Pray without ceasing…”1 Thessalonian 5:16 The hamster on the wheel in my brain started its spin. What does it look like to pray without ceasing? Is it even possible? A medium dive into this took me down several paths. Namely–– Why do we pray? How do we pray? Who enables us to pray? What makes prayer powerful? Years ago, a portion...

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Context is everything as is perception. Both can be game changers when it comes to giving thanks. The book of Thessalonians was written to people who were being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul, its author, wanted his readers to know they could live (or die) with HOPE. Jesus rose from the grave and they could look...

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They say that to be an expert at something, you need 10,000 hours of experience. Turns out I’m an expert at worrying and being anxious. Ten thousand hours throughout my lifetime translates into roughly 30 minutes of anxious/worrisome daily thoughts. I’m embarrassed to admit that that number is a cakewalk for me. Jennie Allen says that one of the greatest tools the...

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Years ago, I was volunteering with the Wednesday night kids ministry. I and another gal were keeping an eye on the older elementary kids as they burned off some steam by throwing balls and chasing one another. It was chaos. The other woman looked at me and said, "You know, when Pastor talked about the need for help in the...

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