Inner Strength

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… Continue reading The Truth about Love

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The Perfect Gift

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea,… Continue reading The Perfect Gift

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Something Radical

What if we do something radical? Something that transforms our culture and the way people interact with each other?  Are you ready for this radical thing? Here it is: What if, before we act, we consider the best interest of others, and not ourselves? What if we consider how our words will impact the person… Continue reading Something Radical

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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

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Someone’s Into You

Someone’s into you—and not just ANY someone, THE someone. The someone Who constantly thinks about you, Who wants to hold you, walk with you, talk with you, and share in every moment with you. This someone knows everything about you. He knows your darkest secrets, your insecurities, and your struggles. While knowing, His love never… Continue reading Someone’s Into You

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Workplace Confrontation

In the workplace, or at home, we may not always understand the decisions of others. Perhaps we find ourselves starting to wonder, “What was he or she thinking?” Instead of getting caught in negativity, extend grace. Be loving, even in situations we might not understand. By acting from a place of love, we keep our… Continue reading Workplace Confrontation

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Burning Rubber & Saving Grace

I once heard someone use an analogy like the following to explain grace. Imagine you’re driving down a country road. Noticing nobody else around, you stomp on the gas pedal and start burning rubber, eager to arrive at your destination. After several minutes, you hear the alarming sound of sirens as flashing lights appear in… Continue reading Burning Rubber & Saving Grace