5 Ways You Can Be Positive in a World Full of Negativity
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5 Ways You Can Be Positive in a World Full of Negativity

How would your friends and family describe you? Are you a positive person? How would people on social media describe you? Are you positive there, too? It’s not easy but I typically try to choose words that are loving, kind, and encouraging . . . even when it feels like I’m swimming against the current. I’ve…

How You Can Be Strong Enough to Survive Any Problem You Face
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How You Can Be Strong Enough to Survive Any Problem You Face

Father God,I’m not strong enough.I can’t. I’m afraid. What’s the thing you fear most? That thing that makes your palms sweat and your heart race? The thing you beg God not to allow—telling Him you can’t, you’re afraid . . . you’re not strong enough. But when you finally get the courage to talk to a friend…

8 Qualities You Need If You Want Healthy Trusting Relationships
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8 Qualities You Need If You Want Healthy Trusting Relationships

What makes a healthy trusting relationship? Not just between husband and wife, but with family members and friends, too. Rev and I talked about this recently and determined that we believe trust is essential in all healthy relationships. So, we made a list of things we believe are important to maintain the trust that is…

Why It’s a Blessing to Surrender to God Especially When It’s Hard
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Why It’s a Blessing to Surrender to God Especially When It’s Hard

What if God asked you for permission before He allowed your life to get painful and messy? I imagine like me, you would quickly reply, “I don’t want to!“ “I don’t want to . . . endure, suffer, grieve, lose, forfeit, repent, surrender, forgive, etc. It’s too hard. It’s too painful. I’m not strong enough . . ….

7 Helpful Things You Need to Do When You Doubt Your Faith
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7 Helpful Things You Need to Do When You Doubt Your Faith

I frequently hear from people who are struggling with feelings of doubt… They doubt God’s goodness. They question God’s forgiveness. They’re afraid or worried about the future. They’re disappointed, hurt, or just beaten down by life. They don’t feel His presence and wonder about His love. The enemy of our souls works overtime to keep us…

5 Verses to Pray Thanking God for Freedom and Independence
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5 Verses to Pray Thanking God for Freedom and Independence

The 4th of July is celebrated as Independence day in America. So, what does it mean to be independent? 1. Not subject to control by others: self-governing.2. Not requiring or relying on someone or something else. Synonyms for independence are: self-sufficient, self-reliant, self-supported, and self-sustaining . . . the ability to live in freedom. On July…

How to Make this the Day You Begin Again & Accomplish Your Goals
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How to Make this the Day You Begin Again & Accomplish Your Goals

So you’ve kept every New Year’s resolution perfectly, right? You… lost weight. exercised faithfully. managed your budget. organized your house. perfected your planner. volunteered regularly. faithfully spent time each day in Bible Study and Prayer. spent time with friends and family. Or maybe you didn’t. Maybe you need a mid-year re-resolution party, a do-over ….

2 Verses to Pray When You Need God’s Help & Hope for the Future
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2 Verses to Pray When You Need God’s Help & Hope for the Future

Do you ever feel like everywhere you look, the world is in crisis? You will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many…