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. Continue reading

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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! Continue reading

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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! Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Feeling Fruity: It's a Good Thing!

Everyone’s life produces something. How do we get out of the weeds and live a joyful life even in the midst of trials? We grow good fruit. Continue reading

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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! Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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5 Steps On the Right Path Forward

When it comes to life, most of us aren’t where we think we should be. But there’s a path of life marked out for you – and you can find it. Continue reading

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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? Continue reading

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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! Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Just Stop!

How can we be jolly in the midst of a swirl of to do’s, sadness for those missing from our Christmas, and doubts about the coming year? Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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? Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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In Her Own Words… Angela B

My mom was an alcoholic and I was taken away from her. My uncle and adopted mom abused me. I felt trapped and was told I was stupid. Now my life has changed. Continue reading

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3 Steps Toward Good Life

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

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In Her Own Words… Javonne

I should have been looking forward to exciting opportunities after college. Instead, I was facing divorce and the judgment of a family who couldn’t accept it. Continue reading

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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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In Her Own Words… Angela

My name is Angela and this is my story…. Ever notice how sometimes God gives us a warning of what’s coming so that it’s not quite such a shock? This has happened to me more times than I can count,

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The Last Big Gift

Who loves presents? I do! What’s not to love? Pretty packages full of surprises. Excitement building with each one as we tear wrapping paper and rip boxes with anticipation. Will we get what we really wanted? Manners go out the

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Broken Light Bulbs

Have you ever turned on a light switch and had one of the light bulbs blow? If it’s in a room that you’ve been in before, you notice right away that it’s darker. It’s not as light as it should

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Giving and Forgiving

What is better––to give or to forgive? I started thinking about this yesterday, and I don’t see an easy answer. Initially, I thought my answer would be “to give”. There are a lot of sayings about how good it is

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Favorite Christmas Cards

How many Christmas cards do you send each year? Hallmark Corporation estimates that Americans will send approximately 1.5 billion Christmas cards this year. That’s a lot of cards! And it’s 10 times more cards than the next most popular card-giving

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What’s Up w/the Partridge & Pear Tree?

What’s your favorite Christmas carol? It’s hard for me to pick just one. I grew up in a family that sang in the choir and went caroling through the neighborhood with a group each year, so I love Christmas music.

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Girl Behind the Mask

Do you ever listen to any of those retro shows that play hair band music from the 80’s? They’re comical. I have to admit, I do love the music. But the hairdos and outfits crack me up. It’s never good

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A Room Full of Secrets

Have you ever walked into a room full of people knowing you didn’t want to be there? Maybe it was a work conference and you longed to be back home with your family. Maybe people were talking about things you

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