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Advent Day 9: The Ultimate Test

The older I become, the more I realize that my story is less about me and more about God. He is writing my narrative. And if I lean into the voice of the Holy Spirit, I can see the story of redemption being penned. My prayer is that you see God working in your life today too.

Day 35 – The Graduation Speech

Today we read Paul’s final benediction to the somewhat unpredictable Corinthian church. His closing remarks in 2 Cor. 13:11-14 remind me of ones you might hear at a graduation ceremony. Poignant. Succinct. Meaningful. If you recall over the past few chapters, Paul has addressed…

Day 33 – He Was Crucified in Weakness, but Lives by the Power of God

I wonder how many of us are guilty of this same thing? We want more proof that God is real. We’re looking for proof in blessings and materialism. Proof in large ministries and twitter followers. Proof in a life of comfort and ease. What does proof look like today?

Day 31 – Go the Extra Mile

Have you ever loved someone so much that you feel spent? Empty? You pour out. You give. You love them to your utter core. And yet, there is barely a heartbeat in response. You can feel the pain of Paul today in our text,…

DAY 28 – TAKE THE TEST OF FRIENDSHIP

Do you have people in your life that spur you on, lift you up, and help make you a better version of you?

Day 26 – Why Do We Wander?

Paul is begging the Corinthian church to get back on track and to resist the alluring tide of false teaching that so easily sweeps one away.  The Corinthians are being derailed by intellectualism and performance-based Christianity. They were stuck in a comparison trap of…

Day 19 – Why Are We Afraid to Give?

Why are we reluctant when it comes to giving? What gets in our way? What holds us back?

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