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    I Really Don’t Like Her!

    “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:2-4

    I’m a girl’s girl!

    I’m all for sisterhood. Girl bosses. Female entrepreneurs reshaping their communities.

    I’m all for supporting women chasing after their God-given dreams.

    But the one her I really, really don’t like? The her that’s written about in the Epistle of James.

    Patience.

    If you’re like me, you’ve sat through your share of sermons on patience. You’ve heard time and time again about the importance of waiting and waiting well.

    Between the two of us though, I’ve yet to master either skill.

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    Keep Pushing!

    “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9

    Push! Push!

    You’re right there!

    You’re doing great. Just keep pushing!

    After being pregnant for what felt like an eternity it was finally time for my new little one to make his grand entrance to the world.

    Over and over the nurses, doctor and my husband kept telling me to push. From their angle they saw how close I was to giving birth.

    They saw the complete picture, while all I could do was take them at their word.

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    Maintaining Your Salvation When Life Stresses You Out

    Have you ever seen the Snickers commercials?  You know the ones from the “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign? Well, that’s exactly how I am when life gets stressful and I am feeling completely overwhelmed.

    When things in my world get too chaotic, I’m no where near to being a sweetly saved, compassionate, and caring person.

    Family, friends, co-workers, even strangers – they all get my I just want to be left alone, passive aggressive cold shoulder. 

    That is until the Holy Spirit pulls me back from morphing into someone I am not proud of.

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    Walking Away Can Be A Good Thing

    “…Look around. Isn’t there plenty of land out there? Let’s separate. If you go left, I’ll go right; if you go right, I’ll go left.” Genesis 13:8-9 (MSG)

    Have you ever had to give up something you loved? Something you felt entitled to? Something familiar and comfortable?

    It’s one of the hardest decisions to make.

    It’s especially hard when you see no new prospects on the horizon or when you don’t have a backup plan.

    That’s exactly what Abraham (Abram) was forced to do when things reached a breaking point between him and his nephew, Lot.

    Abraham and Lot were both flourishing in life, so much so things started to get uncomfortable between them. For the sake of peace, Abraham decided it was time for him and Lot to separate.

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    Is God Listening?

    “But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer. Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.” Psalm 66:19-20
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    Ever wonder if God is listening to your prayers? Me too!

    Even though I grew up in a Christian home and have been in church for most of my life, there are times when I struggle with doubt:

    Is God listening to me?

    Will this prayer make a difference?

    Does it make sense to pray about this situation?

    Will this prayer work coming from me…or should I ask someone more spiritually strong to pray for me, this way God will answer?

    But recently I’ve been experiencing God’s answers in the strangest way.

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