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Posts Tagged: courage

A Truth to Claim When Facing Our Giants

  I’ve spent the past two months developing and teaching Bible study curriculum about the names of God. My oh my, what a fascinating and faith-building journey.   I’m wrapping up the study with Jehovah Sabaoth. Simply put, this name tells us that God is the Lord of hosts—the Commander-in-Chief over millions of angels, armies… [ read more ]

Finding Courage and Hope When Nothing’s Going Right

  The word “all” is teeny but don’t overlook its might. Here are several verses that will instill courage and hope when you’re tempted to say, “Nothing’s going right.”   But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God.” ( Amplified)   I can do… [ read more ]

What Legacy Do You Want to Leave?

  Today’s one of those days that gives reason for pause and reflection. You see, a good friend of our ministry passed away last week after a valiant battle with cancer. He was only 47 years old and left behind his wife, a college freshman son, and a high-school age daughter.   This morning, thanks… [ read more ]

How Do You See Yourself? And Why Does It Matter?

  “I’m just a stay-at-home mom.”   “I’m only a devotional writer.”   “I’m just learning how to ___________.”   How many times have I heard people describe themselves in apologetic terms such as these? Too many! Sadly, I’ve done the same thing. In fact, those three examples are my own quotes.   Why do… [ read more ]

My Secret to Moving Beyond Fear

  Fear is a four-letter word. Imagine the difference if the human race could strike it once-for-all from its vocabulary. Alas—that won’t happen so long as we’re warm and breathing. There’s an enemy prowling about whose mission is to prevent us from being all and experiencing all that God has planned for us. And fear… [ read more ]

The Only Guarantee in Life

Being wheelchair-ridden and crutch-bound for the next three months will no doubt provide much fodder for my writing and speaking. That’s one of the upsides to doing what I do—most every experience offers a life lesson to share with others. Here’s one that struck me this morning… Life carries multiple uncertainties, right? Last Friday morning… [ read more ]

An Experience in Praising God

Thanks to the Airdrie Alliance women who invited me to speak at their annual Renovare conference this weekend. Wonderful women, sweet fellowship, heartfelt worship, and together-time in God’s Word. Need I say more? Our last session ended with a corporate praise time. Most often, it seems, we bring requests and concerns to God. That’s okay,… [ read more ]

The Trouble with My Tongue

Sometimes my tongue speaks before my brain kicks into gear. How can I stop that from happening?

A Good Question to Ask When We Feel Afraid

Relevant questions reveal a lot about what people think and the reason for their behavior. Lawyers use them. So do life coaches. And parents. David used them, too. The Psalms record numerous songs and prayers he wrote throughout his lifetime, and many contain questions. On one occasion, as he ran from enemies determined to capture… [ read more ]