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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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Obedience and faith are something that believers are called to pursue. The reward is great for both. But there can be a fine line between obedience which leads to peace, and obedience rooted in legalism. I've witnessed people I love leave the church (or other Christian communities) because legalism superseded grace. There is no hurt quite like "church hurt." Most of...

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The other night, I looked up at the heavens and thought, "The summer sky is starting to make her entrance. Her evening gown is black as pitch, but it's peppered with sequin stars." It occurred to me that the sparkles were bright, not despite the contrasting black but because of it. With that thought, we begin this week's devotion with something...

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