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4 Proven Strategies That Can Help Make You a Better Decision Maker + Grace & Truth {Week 15}

Decisions can be agonizing, can't they? From the young adult choices of college and career to the decisions we continue to face as life keeps moving forward... they don't get easier, do they? Lisa Murray understands this, and she has compiled Four Proven Strategies That Can Help Make You a Better Decision-Maker. You'll be blessed as she encourages you to take that next daring step into the unknown with confidence. Visit Lisa: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram Lisa, thanks for linking up … {Read More}

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Ambassadors for Christ

  2 Corinthians 5:20 reminds us that we are ambassadors for Christ.   I sat there ready to receive a blessing. Excited for the service to start. I know a few people but not knowing people in church doesn’t bother me. For some, that isn’t true. A very kind lady asked if anyone was sitting with us because she needed the extra room for her family.  I smiled and told her that it … {Read More}

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“Who Are You to Judge?”

"Who are you to judge?" "Christians are called to love others and not judge." "The Bible says not to judge!" "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone!"   I received this email from someone who read a recent post I wrote about homosexuality: "You are nuts! Who are you to judge?" At least it was short and to the point. (And he might have been right about me being nuts. … {Read More}

4 Truths Christians Need to Own

4 Truths Christians Need to Own

There is a trend in Christian circles and hearing it makes me shudder.  It is the trend of self-shaming, and is often masqueraded within the use of Scripture. Shame is bad enough but even more so when we heap it upon ourselves. We see or hear it when Christians say things like these: "I'm not worth forgiveness. I still struggle with this sin." "I'm not as godly or holy as I should … {Read More}

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12 Techniques for Raising Bible-Saturated Kids

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Phew. That's a pretty tall order, isn't it? God may have said this through Moses to Old Testament Israel, but His words are just as relevant … {Read More}

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Keeping it Real + Grace & Truth {Week 13}

As a mom of two and a pastor's wife, life is busy. There are so many days where I feel like I just can't keep up.  To add onto that, I constantly feel like I have to keep my "game face" on. But can we just keep it real? I'm not Superwoman, Supermom, Superwife, or Super Pastor's Wife!  I'm just an ordinary mom and wife trying to keep up with the demands of life. I was so encouraged when I ran … {Read More}