Learning to Ceaselessly Adore

Learning to Ceaselessly Adore

I remember bombarding my fourth-grade Sunday school teacher with questions about the verse, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). Her answer only increased my confusion: “It means to stay in an ‘attitude’ of prayer” was her firm (and joyless) reply. “An attitude of prayer” . . .? I couldn’t reconcile her answer with my struggle as I read and re-read this verse. What is an...

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God’s Training Ground for Love

God’s Training Ground for Love

The greatest love story lies at the heart of the gospel. The first invitation to love comes in the first days that man walked with God. Days filled with: beauty, youth, freshness, unspoiled terrain, courage, strength, perfection, fearless adventures, experiencing pure enjoyment with no regrets. The first couple had no context for comprehending pain and death. The earth was full of the knowledge...

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Living with Passion Begins with Walking

Living with Passion Begins with Walking

“She has such a passion for God . . . and I don’t. What’s wrong with me?” Ever voiced that? I love when I’m asked this question, because this friend is grappling with their lack of fire or drive for God . . . and that is a good thing. Walking closely with God should be the driving purpose for every believer. And when we grow cold, we need to investigate why. My quick answer to this...

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Ready for Something New?

Ready for Something New?

It’s mid-winter and you may be stuck in the gray blahs. Do you feel like you’re on a never-ending treadmill of repeating the same old schedule over and over? Stuck in a joyless rut? What if God has something new for you? Would you be ready for it? God does have something new for you. I guarantee it. How do I know? Just read this: Remember not the former things, nor consider the things...

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What’s Happening at Our Church

What’s Happening at Our Church

On Sunday, our church began a series of services where we’ve set aside several days to seek the Lord. Our pastor (who happens to be my husband and my bff) has called for us to focus on Psalm 51:10: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” We’re spending several services devoted to seeking the Lord, asking Him to reveal where our hearts are, asking Him to...

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