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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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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Take Your Stand

No one wants to be attacked, but we are. Self-worth cracks. Shame and regret haunt us. But God gives us armor and weapons to take our stand!

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Celebrating Small Victories

When was the last time you celebrated a victory? Sometimes we don’t feel like we have much to celebrate. But that can change!

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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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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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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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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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Eye of the Storm

The eye of the storm. The place of peace where truth and courage meet. No matter what storm we’re in, we can survive and be stronger on the other side.

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Mud Puddles of Life

Where are you stuck? Fear? Isolation? Shame? Depression? Worry? Guilt? Mud puddles of life stem out of hopelessness. We’re afraid things won’t get better.

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Take Your Stand

No one wants to be attacked, but we are. Self-worth cracks. Shame, regret and guilt from the past haunt us. God gives us armor and weapons to take our stand.

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Celebrating Small Victories

When was the last time you celebrated a victory? We often go through everyday life without feeling like we have much to celebrate. But that can change.

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When the Road Gets Tough

Keep moving forward. We can’t let fear, doubt, or any other feelings keep us in bondage. By nature, we are survivors. We’ve been given strength to overcome.

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3 Remedies for Spiritual Dehydration

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

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How to Find Encouragement

It’s hard to get out of the pits, especially if we’re trying to do it alone. But we can find encouragement to help us rise above our real life circumstances.

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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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Friends Who Break Wind

We all face obstacles we can’t overcome alone. We’re always stronger running the race of life with others than trying to persevere on our own.

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Top 10 Reasons to Smile

When we’re tired, stressed or just not happy, smiles can be few and far between. Most of us don’t think about smiling. But we should. Here are 10 reasons why.

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3 Truths About Pain

Hardship and pain have played a huge role in molding me into who I am today. I’m not saying God causes pain. But God does use pain in all of our lives.

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Yes You Can!

What is something you want to do, but you’re just not sure you can? No matter what our “thing” is, there’s a common denominator between all of us. Fear.

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One Choice That Leads To Hope

No one and nothing can truly fill our emptiness. We can’t find hope in another person. We can’t find hope at the mall or online. But there’s another choice.

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It’s How We Finish That Matters

When we trust God to train us and sustain us, He will transform us from the inside out. We’ll never be the same again. We will rise above real life to victory.

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Do We Limit God?

Do we limit God? Yes. But we can change that. By opening up. By letting go of what we try to hold onto. By remembering His unending power that never changes.

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One Choice That Leads To Hope

No one and nothing can truly fill our emptiness. We can’t find hope in another person. We can’t find hope at the mall or online. But there’s another choice.

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Here I Am, But Send Someone Else!

Have you ever been “volunteered” for something you really didn’t want to do? If you’re like me, you’re still wondering, “How did it happen?” When they were looking for someone to step up we did the right thing; we kept

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Superpower Coming Right Up

If you were approached by a superhero genie who could grant you one wish for any superpower, what would you ask for? It may seem like a strange question, but seriously, take a moment and think about it. What superpower

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The Truth About Strengths & Weaknesses

What’s your greatest strength? How about your greatest weakness? For some of us, we have answers ready to go. We know what we’re good at and can talk about these strengths at length. We also know areas that need improvement,

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When Does It Get Easier?

Do you ever feel like you struggle with the same things again and again? Most of us do. We’re good for two or three years, and then “boom” there it is. That same weakness flaring up again. Shouldn’t we be

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3 Steps to Wielding the Sword of Truth

Our culture is fixated on weapons. Sleek handguns or Rambo-esque semi-automatic rifles are in almost every TV show, video game and movie. Kids grow up knowing how to expertly wield a lightsaber just like the Jedi knights in Star Wars.

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Burning Down The House – Temptation

Have you ever seen a house or apartment building on fire? It’s a scary scene. Flames and black smoke spewing from the roof and windows. People jumping as they try to escape. Rescuers frantically searching for anyone caught inside. As

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The Closing Doors of Opportunity

Do you ever feel stir crazy? Like you’ve been stuck in the house for so long because it’s dreadfully hot out, or raining for weeks, or cold as the dickens, and you just can’t watch one more re-run or one

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What Kind of Horse Are You?

Have you ever taken one of those personality tests that tells you all kinds of secret and obscure things about you that aren’t so secret or obscure? One of the most well-known is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which aims to

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I Am Not A Warrior

If you had to choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Of course I’d love to use words like fun or adventurous or daring to describe me. There have been many times I could accurately say broken,

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