Take up your Cross, Die to Self and Follow Jesus

Written by:  Amy Lynn
 
To die to self is to set aside what we want, and focus instead on loving God, doing His will, and valuing others as highly as we value ourselves. This moves us away from selfishness and towards being openhearted followers of Christ who care deeply for others. Read more…

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Never Alone

Written By:  Brian Keel

I was reading a devotional by Alistair Begg this morning, and what I read resonated pretty deeply in my heart.

The holiday season is an extremely lonely time for many people. It may be their first Christmas without a loved one. It may be a yearly reminder of those we have held so close to our hearts. Depression sets in and Read more…

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If God ‘gave’ you peace, would you accept it?

Written by:  Shara Gunther
 
Living in this world, we can be guaranteed some sort of pain or stress in life. For some of us, it seems like we live life skating from one pain to the next, effortlessly.
 
From an early age, ‘loss and struggle’ became the definition of what life meant to me. My emotional restlessness showed up as over-cleaning and over-organizing. I even started a Read more…

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God’s Peace

I am filled with God’s peace. There’s things that I automatically tend to worry about, and I know better. I know God is fully and completely in control. My mind can tend to wander at times, that’s when worry creeps in. Worry is a human default mode that kicks in when I start to think I can fix things on my own, I’m forgetting that I’m not the One in control, He is. I relax knowing that His peace surrounds me. I relax knowing that all of the questions that I ask myself, He’s already answered. When I ask myself, “Why couldn’t I have done that? Why did this happen? Why didn’t they choose me? Why did I have to go through Read more…

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Peace Amidst the Chaos

Having peace is surely more important than trying to understand why something happened the way it did – but if you’re someone like me, you tend to take everything that happened (or is happening) to you and try to understand it. “ Why did that happen”? “How did that happen”? “What could’ve been done differently to make a different outcome”? Eeeeek! God doesn’t desire for us to figure things out on our own. That’s not our job. We’re supposed to trust and Read more…

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