Inner Strength

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,… Continue reading As Beloved Children

Inner Strength

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:… Continue reading After Rain Falls, Flowers Bloom

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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… Continue reading Facing Sorrow

Book Reviews

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… Continue reading Hope in the Abyss: A Book Review of LIFE REMODELED

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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… Continue reading A Straight Path to God

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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… Continue reading Don’t Lose Hope

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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… Continue reading Care Without Worry

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No Greater Love

Today is Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus’ incredible act of unconditional love. Hopefully, we allow His presence to live in our hearts every day, and never forget the sacrifice Jesus made.   What Was the Problem? Sin. In the beginning, God created the world. He made man (Adam) and put him in the… Continue reading No Greater Love