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  • Satan’s Lies or God’s Truth?

    Satan’s Lies or God’s Truth?

    I stand in the kitchen with both my feet and head throbbing. My senses are overstimulated from juggling the after school routine while simultaneously cooking dinner, refereeing fights between my kids and trying to mentally process anything else that I need to get done before tomorrow. As my brain seems to stop in the midst…

  • A Never Changed

    A Never Changed

    PEACE AND PURPOSE BLOG SERIES A Never Changed By Elizabeth Harlan “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) Never say never. I learned that the hard way. God can take that “never”, turn it around, and drop it right into your lap. He can also…

  • Why is Being Still So Hard?

    Why is Being Still So Hard?

    PEACE AND PURPOSE BLOG SERIES Why is Being Still So Hard? by Deanne Metzloff “Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 (NIV) These words had been on my heart for months. I used them in passwords and wrote them on sticky notes.   I used them to meditate:  Deep breath in, Be still, …

  • Blessed and Limping

    Blessed and Limping

    PEACE AND PURPOSE BLOG SERIES Blessed and Limping: A Story of Peace and Purpose in Pain by Katie Scott “And how are you doing today?” The masked nurse swung open the door while directing me to her station to collect my vitals. “I’m fine.” My voice was clipped and that wasn’t like me. I normally…

  • God Confidence

    God Confidence

    PEACE AND PURPOSE BLOG SERIES God Confidence > Self Confidence By Tina Reale As Moses went about his everyday life, God’s glory was about to enter in an extraordinary way. The flicker of flames caught Moses’s eye, but wonder took hold of his heart. How could a fire engulf a bush, but not destroy it?…

  • Faith Over Fear

    Faith Over Fear

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I had a very rough start to my career. God led me down the path to teach, but…

  • Making Room

    Making Room

    To continuously pursue our faith walk takes intentionality, time and willingness to offer our life with open hands. I don’t know about you, but my instinct is to control. Making plans and successfully executing them brings me delight. However, what should bring me delight, joy and satisfaction more than anything else is knowing that what…

  • The Cost

    The Cost

    Life is full of costs. Most spend money daily on things for life. What we spend our time and money on can come at a cost to the things we no longer prioritize or have time for. Certain actions and decisions can come at the cost of our reputation or at the cost of a…

  • Safe or Stuck?

    Safe or Stuck?

    Guest Blog by Emily Cruz: If I let fear prevent me from doing the things in my life that scared me, I would do approximately zero things. Motherhood would be out of the question, forget about public speaking, and all of my teeth would fall out because you’d never find me at the dentist’s office.…