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3 Keys to Becoming More Productive with the Time God has Given Us

If you’re anything like me, it’s so easy to get weighed down by distractions and lose sight of what needs to be done. Productivity is important at school, in the workplace, in the home, etc. but it’s even more crucial in our relationship with Christ. Every second He has given us is time that we can spend making a difference for Him. Jesus spent the three and a half years of His ministry constantly reaching… … Continue reading

How to Be Thankful and Content Right Where You Are

“If only I could be a size smaller. If only I could find the perfect husband. If only I could earn a promotion. If only I could be less insecure.” “If only I could truly be content.” “If only…” Life is full of “if only’s” that stir from hearts of discontentment; from the comparisons we make, and from the desires we have to be satisfied with life. As a young child, I thought that contentment… … Continue reading

What My Wisdom Teeth Taught Me about Spiritual Growth

I had to have all four of my wisdom teeth extracted. It wasn’t quite as bad as I had imagined, but only being able to eat soft foods is the worst. This sounds weird, but I’ve really been craving cheeseburgers. Since chewing is a definite issue with stitches in my mouth, I’ve pretty much been eating the diet of an infant. Yet, this experience reminded me of what the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians… … Continue reading

3 Ways to Grow Closer to God When You Feel Far Away

A few years ago I felt really close to God. I was growing in my faith, talking and walking with God, and even though things weren’t perfect, life was going well. Then, for the next year or so, I felt stuck in a rut. I felt like I wasn’t maturing in my faith and was becoming distant from God. It wasn’t until I tried the steps below that I noticed a positive change in my… … Continue reading

5 Perfect Ways God Answers Your Most Popular Excuses

What comes to mind when you think of excuses? Has the dog ever eaten your homework? Have you ever been too old or too young? Instead of admitting our mistakes, why is it so much easier to blame other people and circumstances? Instead of being open to exploring new experiences, why is it easier to limit ourselves with excuses? In Exodus 3-4, God appeared to Moses through a burning bush, asking him to go before… … Continue reading