Inner Strength

  • The Truth about Love

    The Truth about Love

    Love—it’s commonly used as a word to express fondness for something or someone. Perhaps we love certain foods, entertainment, or hobbies. We get the gist of what it means to love something, but what about loving someone? In Matthew 5:44-45a, we read these words from Jesus: “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray […]

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  • He’s Coming

    He’s Coming

    But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:24-25 According to my Bible notes, the fourth watch of the night is between 3 and 6 AM. […]

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  • Believe Before You See

    Believe Before You See

    Have you been waiting, praying, seeking, and still haven’t seen the promise fulfilled? Has God given you a word, but it feels stuck somewhere between Heaven and Earth? While reading in John 4, the Lord drew my attention to a particular verse. It came from the following passage: “Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee, where […]

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  • As Beloved Children

    As Beloved Children

    Yesterday, I saw an endearing video. A woman was exercising, and her young daughter was following along. The child, let’s call her Lucy, appeared to be around three years old. As Mom finished a movement and prepared for the next exercise, so did Lucy. Mom positioned a large dumbbell on its side and, watching closely, […]

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  • After Rain Falls, Flowers Bloom

    After Rain Falls, Flowers Bloom

    This is a difficult, confusing time for many people. If you’re struggling to find peace, remember that flowers need both rain and sun to grow. Rain doesn’t have to be bad. It waters, nurtures, and refreshes. Take this time to refresh, reset, and re-evaluate what’s important in your life. Recalibrate. If you’re looking for answers: […]

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  • Facing Sorrow

    Facing Sorrow

    Sorrow. It’s more than being sad. It’s deeper than disappointment over the fact that someone ate the last cookie or didn’t leave enough milk for cereal. Sorrow is a distress that seeks to penetrate our hearts. It’s grief, anguish, and often indescribable emotional pain. Perhaps you know precisely what I’m talking about, and when you […]

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  • Hope in the Abyss: A Book Review of LIFE REMODELED

    Hope in the Abyss: A Book Review of LIFE REMODELED

    Perhaps you’ve heard it said, “You’re never too far gone.” You smiled at the hope-filled words, but then reality struck. Could this really be true? Maybe the people who go about declaring such optimistic things haven’t hit rock bottom. Perhaps they haven’t made the mistakes you’ve made; they’ve never been on the edge, looking down […]

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  • A Straight Path to God

    A Straight Path to God

    Jesus came into the world as the long-awaited Messiah, a title which means “anointed one.” Although, He wasn’t quite what people expected. The Jews were awaiting a king, from David’s family tree, who would free them from Rome’s tyranny. Many expected a warrior king who would be a military leader, but that’s not what Jesus […]

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  • Don’t Lose Hope

    Don’t Lose Hope

    Don’t lose hope. The world will try to tell you that miracles are impossible. It will try to force you to conform to its limitations and forget who you’re created to be. It will lie to you, and tell you that wealth, fame, promotions–that next big thing–will satisfy the longing in your heart. It will […]

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  • Care Without Worry

    Care Without Worry

    The world sends us a false message. It tells us that in order to care, we must worry. If I tell you serious news, and you don’t express concern, fear, shock, or anxiety on my behalf, you obviously don’t truly care. The misconception is that if we don’t lose sleep over something, it means little […]

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