Tag: Faithfulness

How to Reach Your Goals This Year

Have you decided what you want to accomplish this year? It doesn’t have to be anything huge like earning a degree, buying a house, or reaching your goal weight . . . it could be improving a relationship, learning a new skill, sticking with a certain habit, or developing a particular character trait. In fact, […]

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6 Things to Do While You’re Waiting for Healing

Imagine you’re dealing with a serious physical illness or injury that’s life-changing in some way. You recognize God’s sovereignty, yet naturally, you want to be healed of it. So you pray faithfully for healing. You remain steadfast in faith. You prioritize your spiritual well-being, but also use the gift of medicine that God has provided. And yet, you’re […]

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Inspiration, Creativity, and Using Your Talents

I watched a webinar with Michael Hyatt a while back about writing and getting published, and something he said stuck with me: “Inspiration doesn’t show up until you do. Be consistent.” Tolkien said it another way: “It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.” And here’s how my boss, Becky Robinson, says it: “The magic […]

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Lessons from the Wildflowers

One of my favorite Christian allegories is Hinds’ Feet on High Places, the story of Much-Afraid and her journey across the mountains and into the High Places. It’s a story I enjoy reading every few years, as it encourages me with the reminder that I am not alone in this journey through life: my Shepherd is always with […]

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The Secret of Endurance

Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Joseph who was his father’s favorite. He came from a large family — eleven brothers (ten older, one younger) and one sister — but he was the beloved one. He had all the richest comforts his father could provide, the best robes and the easiest work. He had […]

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Is Spiritual Growth Worth the Work?

Do you ever get tired of striving to grow spiritually one baby step at a time – and sometimes going big steps backwards instead of forwards? Do you wonder if it’s truly “worth it” to practice self-control, to be consistent, to love the unlovely? Do you ever think… you’re going to heaven anyway, so what’s the big […]

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Steward What You Have

I just finished reading another book about stewardship. Some chapters were really great, and ended up with plenty of highlighted passages. Other chapters… well, I couldn’t really relate to them. Because I don’t have the resources they were talking about stewarding. I may have the same amount of time as the next person, but I certainly don’t have […]

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