“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Last week, I had an interesting discussion with the women in my Bible study about prayer. In the book of Ephesians, Paul prays two beautiful prayers centered solely on the spiritual needs of those to whom he writes. As I researched further, I was hard-pressed to find Paul ever praying for the physical or material…

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Wouldn’t it be great if Google had a search engine for our life? If all we had to do was type in the search box, “God’s will for my life”, and it would automatically pull up a detailed set of directions showing us His exact path for us and each step we need to take to get there?

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