luminated. (Phil. 1:3-4)

I hate taking risks. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve realized how this impacts my ability to connect with others. Connection requires authenticity requires vulnerability (requires risk). As I was praying about this realization, I could Advertisements

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guided. (isaiah 58:11)

There are so many decisions in life and I often find myself overwhelmed, not with the choice itself, but with the fear that if I choose incorrectly, I will somehow fall out of God’s favor. However, I was reminded today (in a sermon by Dr. Rob Rienow) that God’s faithfulness is greater than

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unburdened. (matt. 11:28)

We walk around with these weights on our hearts and these chips on our shoulders–often not conscious of their existence. It never ceases to amaze me the freedom felt in a moment of prayer. Situationally, everything may remain the same. But there is a lightness

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created. (psalm 139:13)

It is often said that people spend their lives in search of their other half. I think this is entirely true. Many do. We delight in finding similarities with others. We are frustrated when their opinions and interests differ from our own. We can devote our lives to searching for someone who truly understands who […]

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resurrected. (psalm 103:4)

Not only lost on my own, but intentionally deceived by a crafty nemesis, I was far from God. For those who have never experienced the darkness of depression, it is no child’s game. There was not a moment that passed where the agony of breathing didn’t nearly crush me. And in that, God saw me.

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faithful. (1 thes. 5:24)

God’s faithfulness never fails us. It has never failed me. Though I doubt and doubt again, he has always stayed true. So then, it is not God’s faithfulness that is the most shocking, it’s the fact that I am still surprised by it. In what other sect of life would you be surprised at something […]

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adopted. (john 14:18)

It’s a beautiful thing to be adopted. And we are not invited into the family of a half-hearted father. We are chosen by the holiest of fathers. He will never leave us, nor will he forsake us. What he has done cannot be undone. We are loved, chosen, and holy.

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