What Would Your Last Words Be?

If you knew you were going to die and you could speak to a group of people, what would you say? This is the story of Rachel Barkey, age 37.

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I Am Second

We push hard to be first but we’re broadsided by reality. Life can stink! New life is possible once we stop trying to control our destiny.

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Treasures in the Lost and Found

Have you lost something you loved and couldn’t replace? Favorite things are too precious to easily let go. That’s how God feels about you.

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Wallenda’s Praise & Prayer at 1500'

Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. No net, no harness. Wallenda’s peace and courage came from Jesus. Ours does too.

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Not Everything Happens for a Reason

“Everything happens for a reason” suggests there can be a good twist. Even terror, murder & abuse? No! Not everything is good or from God.

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When Plans and Dreams are Shattered

When our lives come to a screeching halt because of bad surprises, how can we hold onto faith? We can’t just pretend everything is fine.

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Want to be Happy? Practice “Happy”!

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” So do this: Practice being happy this holiday season – and it will carry on to next year!

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Past Scars: Stepping Stones to Purpose

We can find purpose if we realize our past struggles allow us to help others who are struggling. No shame and no fear of our past in Christ!

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What Happens To Us When We Die?

Many of us aren’t sure what’s next when we die, so we don’t think about it. But in a crazy world like ours, people are starting to wonder.

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What Are You Doing With Your Dash?

When we die there will be 2 numbers: the date we were born & the date we died. Neither matters as much as the dash––our life––in between.

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Your Life Story in 6 Words

Ernest Hemingway’s shortest story- “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Wow! In 6 words can you spark hope? Yes! Tell us your 6 word story!

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On the Road to New Beginnings

No matter where we’ve been, no matter where we are, we all can experience the joy and richness of new life! I’m living proof.

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Eye of the Storm

Eye of the storm: Place of peace where truth & courage meet. No matter what storm we’re in, we can survive & be stronger on the other side.

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Mud Puddles of Life

Where are you stuck? Fear? Isolation? Shame? Depression? Worry? Mud puddles of life bring hopelessness. But one new step leads to new life!

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Who is God?

We have our own thoughts about God. But it’s hard to think about having a daily relationship with the Almighty God. He wants that to change.

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Breaking Free and Staying Free

We’re stuck in circumstances or bound by guilt, regrets and wounds of the past. We don’t believe we can break free. But we can! Here’s how.

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What Will God Really Do For You?

Does God care? If the creator of the universe is busy with wars, famine, asteroids, floods and tragedies, how can He have time for us?

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When the Road Gets Tough

Keep moving forward! We can’t let fear, doubt, or any other feelings hold us in bondage. We are survivors, given strength to overcome.

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3 Remedies for Spiritual Dehydration

Ever feel wilted, like you’re thirsting for more in life? We get weary and need renewal. But we can’t quench our soul-deep thirsts by ourselves.

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God Loves You Because…

The first step to believing God loves you is to understand why He loves you. That’s where transformed lives begin.

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3 Steps Toward Good Life

We may not be where we want to be or thought we’d be. How can we make the most of new opportunities? Here are 3 steps toward good life.

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Encouragement For The New Year

Whether the holidays were exciting or hard, we can be in the pits as a new year dawns. Here’s where we can find encouragement.

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A Time to Mourn

Some of the darkest hours on this earth are the ones when Heaven is rejoicing, because our loved ones are now in Paradise.

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What is Saving Faith?

We want to believe there’s a purpose in life and we hope there’s a heaven. But we’re skeptical about religion. How can we know what’s true?

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Friends Who Break Wind

We will all face obstacles we can’t overcome alone. So let’s run the race of life together and strengthen each other.

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Are You The One?

Many of us go through life feeling alone and empty because we never found that elusive “one”. God also is in search of the “one”. But God’s “one” is different.

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The Lies of Childhood

The lies of childhood become the mountains and wounds of adulthood. Many of us still believe them. They prevent us from moving forward, but we can move them.

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Faith Over Fear: Beyond Life’s Pits

I was honored to guest blog in Remade Ministries’ “Faith Over Fear” series (#justdoitafraid). God can remake anyone…

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Which Way Did He Go?

It’s impossible to focus on both Jesus AND circumstances. We have to pick one or the other. And if we choose to focus on circumstances, suddenly it’s as if Jesus is gone.

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Why “Do Good” For No Reason?

We genuinely want to help others without expecting anything in return. But it’s hurtful when there’s no response or, worse yet, a bad response to our good efforts. So why keep trying?

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Cross the Starting Line - Just Start!

Is it harder to cross the starting line or the finish line? Many of us never move forward because we’re more afraid of the unknown than the known.

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What Would Your Last Words Be?

If you knew you were going to die and you were given the opportunity to speak to a large group of people, what would your last words be? This is the story of Rachel Barkey, age 37.

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I Am Second

Most people are pushing to come out on top. We expect life to turn out one way but are broadsided by reality. New life is still possible, but not if we try to control our destiny.

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Treasures in the Lost and Found

Have you ever lost something you really liked and couldn’t replace? Favorite things are too precious to easily let go.

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Wallenda’s Praise & Prayer at 1500'

Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. No net, no harness. Read the details here! Wallenda’s peace and courage came from Jesus. Ours does too.

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