Inviting You to Experience Joy

Inviting You to Experience Joy

Every fall you hear the same message from me: “Begin seeking God for what your spiritual focus should be next year!” I issue that challenge because an intentional pursuit of God brings the joy of knowing Him more intimately. And there is nothing better than that. So actually, I’m inviting you to experience joy!

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Battling the Deadly Night Stalker

Battling the Deadly Night Stalker

It moves silently through the night, inches up close without making a sound, and suddenly (usually between 2 and 4 a.m.) it peels back the cozy covers of sleep and rouses you awake with a start. Worry is like that. You can be snoozing and comfortably happy and suddenly it pounces on you—destroying your best hours of sleep! I hope you don’t think that I’ve conquered the worry battle, because...

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Grabbing Onto Hope

If you were to buy a lottery ticket, which I don’t recommend, you would buy that ticket with the hope of winning the jackpot. Your hope would be based on a very uncertain probability and in order for you to actually win, everyone else would have to lose. So if your “hope” actually came to pass, it would disappoint everyone else who was hoping for the same thing—they would lose, you would...

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Giving You Some Worry-Abolishing Truth!

Giving You Some Worry-Abolishing Truth!

When your heart is overwhelmed with fear, hearing the counsel to “Just trust God” can seem a bit unrealistic and even unsympathetic. But actually, intentionally moving your heart to a place of trust is the safest, most reasonable and realistic thing you can do. Trusting God requires something, it is a hard choice. But truly “trusting God” can only happen when you know His...

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God’s Heart is Always “Yes!”

God’s Heart is Always “Yes!”

The bulk of my counseling is with women who’ve lost hope. They may not say it in those words exactly, but the bottom line is, they’ve stopped believing that God will come through for them. And by “come through for them,” I don’t mean that they’ll get from Him exactly what they’re asking for, I just mean that they’ve stopped believing that God is “for them” in the sense that...

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