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Trials ARE survivable!

Read 2 Corinthians 4: 7 – 18 When we face trials in our lives, we can do one of two things. We can either become self-absorbed with our problems and say, “Look at how tough things are!” Or we can keep our eyes on Jesus and say, “This is only temporary.” The apostle Paul was […]

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Stressed out???

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). There are few emotions that are as unhealthy as stress, which can cause not only physical issues but problems in our relationships with ourselves and others. For some people, overcoming […]

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tenacity

Have tenacity…

How many of you have a baby brother or sister? Don’t they believe with their whole heart that they are the Superman of our world! They conquer ants, imaginary ninjas and nap time with tenacity. They are so filled with a drive to attack the world head-on.  They sprint up dirt mounds and keep going […]

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How sharp is your axe?

How is this for a tweet: “If I had 6 hours to cut down a tree, I would spend the first hour sharpening my axe.” At first you may think this is just cute and clever, but actually think about it. When you’re preparing to “do battle” with something (in this case, a tree), you […]

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There is always hope…

Here’s a story for you, Last week I met a man, we’ll call him “M“, who was dealing with a lot of regret. The hopes and dreams M had for his daughter didn’t pan out, resulting in a teen pregnancy. The desires and plans he had for his grandson were dashed by a jail sentence when the […]

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Say something nice!

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29   Finding the negatives in any situation can be the easiest thing to do. You could be in the most spectacular […]

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BAM! – what an idea!

Hey friend, I’ve got a question for you.   When do you get your best ideas? Is it on your way home from school? During your morning shower? Right in the middle of practice? My best ideas often come when I’m about to fall asleep. It’s actually kind of annoying! Imagine, you get all snuggled […]

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Believing the Hollywood Lie – part 2

By Chip Ingram Continuing from the previous month … part 1 here. The Hollywood formula. Let’s look at what Hollywood says makes a successful relationship. I’ve eliminated the lighting, the warm scenes, walking on the beach hand in hand, the slow-motion moments, and the rising and falling of background music. I’ve just cut to the […]

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