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Ordinary is how God ordinarily works

I bet you’d love to make some extraordinary changes in your life. Maybe to unconditionally love the people in your family, even that sibling…

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Learn to R-E-A-D your Bible

Can I share a spiritual habit that has helped enrich my Bible reading?  R-E-A-D your Bible. This acronym helps me daily to meditate more…

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Inner strength starts outside

My trainer explains that physical strength improves only with active exertion past a stress point. You have to reach a place of exhaustion and…

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Are you ready for creation’s final concert?

Sometimes I think singing isn’t as much a part of our culture as it used to be. The evidence is everywhere. About a month…

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Don’t waste your worry

A friend clued me in to using stickers on my fingernails. Nail polish is not an option for me, since as a nursing assistant…

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Make us bold to pray

Which of these scenarios best describes your relationship with God? Scenario #1—The scene is a courtroom. God, the judge robed in black, takes his…

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Ask God to give you himself

“Enough about me; tell me more about you.” The desire to get to know someone more deeply signifies that a relationship is there. It’s…

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Serenity

Reinhold Niebuhr was pastor of Bethel Church in Detroit during the time between two devastating World Wars. He had the habit of writing eloquent…

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How to Worship When War Hits Home: Start with God

I was emotionally holding it together right until the point when the young man prayed for “my people.” It was our church’s usual post-sermon…

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Fiercely dependent

One way I would describe myself is that I’m fiercely independent. Fiercely. Independent. I know it doesn’t make sense to all the women out…

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I want to be this tree

A leafy tree casting its summer shade over a tranquil lake or meandering stream is my favorite heart-image—a picture that’s taken root in my…

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Just four things

One of my favorite memes was based on a tweet from 2018: My 3yo said she wanted to be an astronaut, and I said…