Cross the Starting Line - Just Start!

Is it harder to cross the starting line or the finish line? We often don’t move forward because we’re too afraid of the unknown. Just start!

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Getting What You Ask For and More

If a fairy godmother was standing in front of you right now tapping her glittery wand, what would you ask for? What’s your #1 wish?

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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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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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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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Sweet Friendship Refreshes the Soul

Sweet friendship refreshes our soul, like beautiful aromas that engage our emotions and warm our heart with good memories.

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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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Church: Hospital or Country Club?

A healthy church community is for people like you and me – who want to turn from the brokenness of our past as we walk forward to new life.

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This Changes Everything!

We’re stuck. In past hurts, loneliness, dead relationships, debt, no hope… But don’t despair, there’s something that changes everything!

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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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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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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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Getting What You Ask For and More

If a fairy godmother was standing in front of you right now with sparks flying off her glittery wand as she tapped it in her hand, what would you ask for? What’s your #1 wish?

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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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Want to be Happy? Practice “Happy”!

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” We can practice being happy. And it works!

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Past Scars: Stepping Stones to Purpose

Instead of being afraid or ashamed of our past, we find purpose as we realize our past struggles allow us to help others who are struggling in similar ways.

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Your Life Story in Six Words

Ernest Hemingway’s legendary shortest story “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Sad and emotional. What if in six words you could spark hope in someone’s life?

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On the Road to New Beginnings

No matter where you’ve been, no matter where you are, know that you too can experience the fullness of new life! I’m living proof.

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Sweet Friendship Refreshes the Soul

Our sense of smell engages our brain and emotions as memories warm our heart. Like these beautiful aromas, friends refresh our spirit, even if we’ve been apart.

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Church: Hospital or Country Club?

Church is for those seeking truth on the journey of life. It’s for people like me who want to turn from the brokenness of our past and walk forward to new life.

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This Changes Everything!

We’re stuck. In real life, past hurts, loneliness, dead relationships, debt, depression… But don’t despair, there’s something that changes everything!

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God Loves You Because…

Our lives will transform if we embrace God’s love and grow our relationship with Him. The first step to believing God’s love is to understand why He loves us.

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The Last Big Gift

At Christmas we’re like kids again hoping for that one special present. Eyeing the boxes. Noticing there’s one over in the corner. It’s big. Is that for us?

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Favorite Christmas Cards

In the happy moments, praise God. In the difficult moments, seek God. In the quiet moments, trust God. In every moment, thank God. God is part of our real life.

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A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

I pray this will be a different kind of Thanksgiving for all of us. One where we stand in the gap for others and lift them up to God.

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Pumpkins in our Patch of Real Life

Many of us are called to be gardeners. Our children and friends are the pumpkins in our patch of real life. Here are 4 ways to nurture our pumpkin patch kids.

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Help v. Hinder: 3 Ways to Equip Others

We help others by equipping and teaching them to fish in their pond of life. We hinder others by buying a fish and expecting that they won’t go hungry again.

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Happy Birthday!–The Legacy We Live

Whose birthday is today? For all of those out there celebrating (or not), I’d like to sing The Beatles Birthday Song (click the song title for the tune). Hum along with me… You say it’s your birthday It’s my birthday too yeah

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How Do You Say L-O-V-E?

How do you say “I love you”? Not how do you actually speak those three words (although that can be hard to do sometimes). But how do you show someone that you love them? Some people hold long embraces and

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We Can’t Lose Our Citizenship

What comes to mind when you think of “citizenship”? I think of our country and the freedoms that we have. How blessed we are to be American. The song that comes to mind is Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” and the

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On the Road to New Beginnings

What road are you traveling today? Not literally, as in what highway or shortcut will you take today. But in real life. Where do you see yourself heading? Sometimes that’s an easy question. We know exactly where we are and

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Is It All In The Shoes?

What’s your favorite pair of shoes? Mine is a cute pair of pink silk stiletto sandals with high ankle straps and big pink beads over the toes. They’re pretty and fun and as comfortable as heels can be. What’s not

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Love in the Trenches

Do you know of any amazing love stories? True stories. Stories that bring tears of compassion. Stories that reassure us that deep, undying love does exist. The kind that keep us hoping. The kind that show us how love should

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