Pause.

  Hit “pause” for a few moments. A Holy week has led up to the weekend in which we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Choose to let go of the craziness of the moment, of […]

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Fix Your Thoughts on Jesus

During my devotional time, I came across a scripture that I know the Lord wanted me to see. My thoughts had been so anxious lately, and I was constantly feeling overwhelmed. Between work, my family […]

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IMAGINE IF …

A common practice during natural childbirth is Lamaze breathing. A nurse or birthing coach encourages the laboring mom to breathe through the pain. Speaking from my own personal experience with three natural births – breathing […]

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Peeling Away

I have been exploring my internal world. Because of my childhood experience it’s necessary for me to do that periodically. The Lord has been very kind in slowly peeling away my protective core -ever so […]

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He Knows What It is Like

Recently my small group started a study on a biodevotional called An Arrow Pointing to Heaven. It is a biography and devotional at the same time about a famous recording artist of the 1980s and 1990s by […]

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Just Breathe

     Watching a sanctuary full of women dance to theme music from “The War Room” was a highlight of this month’s Aspire conference at Vineyard.  Our speaker inspired women to dance in defeat of fear, […]

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Can Your Phone Make You Depressed? 

Connectedness is not the same thing as having a lot of contacts on Social Media. The following is excerpted from an online article posted on CNBC. Teenagers today are more depressed, have higher rates of […]

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USE IT – or LOSE IT

After the first of the year, Pastor Brian did a series entitled “Thrive.” At the end of the series final week we were given, “God, Use Me” cards as reminders to be willing to be […]

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Toxic Shame

Through intimate experiences God has revealed to me that I have “toxic shame”. “Toxic shame tells us that we are bad beyond repair, beyond forgiveness, beyond help. Toxic shame often involves feeling shame and guilt […]

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