How The Impossible Becomes Possible

No one gets through life without eventually encountering unexpected detours, delays, and dead ends. When our agenda gets hijacked and we feel backed into a corner, we often believe we must have missed God somewhere along the way. That we did something wrong. That we’re not where we’re supposed to be. In those moments, we…

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Do You Know What’s Even BETTER Than Google Maps?

You may find this hard to believe, but once upon a time, there was no Google Maps. Shocking, I know. To navigate unknown territory, our options were either a fold-out printed map or verbal directions from a “local yokel”.  Which could be tricky, at best. “Drive a few miles past that curve in the road…

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How To Be An Awesome Travel Partner

How would Jesus describe you as a traveling companion? In my previous blog post, I described our life with God as a pilgrimage; a long journey on a path with Him in a world where we don’t belong, heading to a home we have never known. Are you an enjoyable traveling partner? My first trip…

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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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