What if ISIS comes here?

I have a confession to make. I woke up in the middle of the night having a bad dream. The kind of dream that seems pretty real, and yet it was not. And I could feel anxiety come creeping out from under the bed and into my sweet lil’ head (because let’s be honest, anxiety…

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Get Ready

We are instructed “to be sober, be vigilant.” In other words, we are told to exercise some self-control and discipline in our lives to be ready to battle the enemy. There will be days when we don’t feel like praying and spending time with God. We will be tempted to sin and give in to our fleshly desires. However, a person exhibiting self-control is sure and steady, even in the toughest of circumstances. A self-controlled believer never neglects their time with the Lord.

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The Devil is talking to me with Angel Eyes

How easily I am persuaded by lies. Lies from the Enemy. When I get discouraged, he persuades me to wallow in self-pity. When I am rejected, he leads me to try to fill the void. When I am busy, he convinces me that things in the here and now are of utmost importance. These lies…

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Is Jesus Nice?

We like to believe in fairy tale moments, princess story endings and magical moments. We want to hope that life can be better than this. So when my pastor mentioned in brevity that “we don’t want a church filled with nice people,” I remember being completely stumped and caught off guard. To be completely honest,…

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What’s Lurking Outside?

Last week, my oldest daughter came home from school…dropped her backpack on the floor in the kitchen…grabbed an Izze and a bag of chips…threw her shoes off under the kitchen table and proceeded to her typical spot on the living room couch. Unfortunately, she never made it to her “chill out” zone. Out of the…

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