3 Ways To Enjoy Life With Jesus

What do you believe needs to change about yourself or your circumstances in order for your relationship with God to be better, stronger, or healthier? It’s so easy to think we need something about ourselves to be different in order for our relationship with God to be better ~ that our behavior should improve, that…

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How Many Different Ways Do You Tell God to Go Away?

Do you ever find yourself avoiding God? How often do you feel unworthy of His kindness toward you? When Peter witnessed the miraculous catch of fish in Luke 5, he fell down at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” Go away from me. In what circumstances do…

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Who Do You Think You Are?

“So, Tammy, what do you do?” It was the party question I hated to be asked. The conversation-starter that bubbled every insecurity to the surface and made me feel like an insignificant nobody. For years, I dreaded attending social events with people I didn’t know. No college degree. No professional “career.” Married at 19. A…

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2 Resources to Experience God’s Love

What difference would it make in your life if you truly believed God loves you just the way you are?  If you knew beyond any doubt that He is not rolling His eyes in frustration with your lack of progress, or shaking His head in disappointment with your recent failure?  Could it possibly be true…

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3 Daily Practices to Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with Jesus

Do you often think “the Christian life” isn’t working for you and you don’t understand why?  Do you ever believe you can’t do enough to please God?  Do you compare yourself to other Christians and feel disappointed with a life that hasn’t turned out the way you expected?   Perhaps you wonder what’s wrong with you…

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To the Rule-Following Church Girl

For so many years, I had a bad religion without a good relationship.  I was a rule-following church girl who worked really hard to do the right things so that I would get the right results.  I mean, isn’t that how the Christian life works?  You go to church, read your bible, pray and have…

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Trips Down Memory Lane

One of my favorite things about social media is Facebook Memories, the 21st century version of an old photo album. I love how these images from the past randomly appear in my feed, reminding me of people and places too soon forgotten. For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m a bit of…

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Are You Pickin’ Up What God is Layin’ Down?

How well do you pay attention to what you’re paying attention to? It’s incredibly easy these days to live distracted. Without noticing the unusual and even the ordinary events that take place in our daily experiences. God built within us the capacity to focus our attention. And when we do, we create the space to…

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Are You Limiting God?

Today, I have question for you to consider: What are you reluctant to ask God to do for you? Is there something you’re afraid to ask Him for? Scripture tells us that God is able to do immeasurably more than not only all we could ever ask Him to do for us, but He is…

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Who’s Your Daddy?

I used to tell my kids, especially during their teenage years, to choose their friends carefully, because friends can determine our destiny. Humans tend to imitate the people with whom they associate. Viruses are not the only things contagious. Attitudes and behaviors are contagious too. Negativity, anger and fear is transferable. But so is joy,…

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