Tag: Obedience

For When You Feel Like A Failure

Do you ever feel like a failure? Or get upset because you don’t live up to your own expectations of what you should be able to accomplish? Last week, we had VBS at our church. There was a girl who needed to talk about something, and my tongue tied itself up terribly. I just couldn’t […]

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You Don’t Need to Learn How to ‘Love Yourself’

Last week was Valentine’s Day, and I couldn’t believe how many times I saw the phrase love yourself. The world of greeting cards, inspirational books, and social media posts is filled to overflowing with this idea that we must love ourselves better (or more) before we can love others. But I’m pretty sure that’s not what my Bible […]

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Beginning My Missionary Journey – The Early Years

I had the opportunity recently at a ladies’ meeting to share the story of my missionary journey — how God led me to prepare for becoming a missionary-church planter, and then used that call to direct me to a husband and place of ministry. When I mentioned it on Facebook, several of you expressed a […]

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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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When Good Things Become Idols

I’ve been thinking about idols lately. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about how anything can become an idol: good things, bad things, and even the in-between sort of things. There’s a lot of good things that we can strive for in this life. Financial freedom, physical fitness, healthful living, pleasing homes, productive days, consistent routines, accomplished […]

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