3 Insights to Stay the Course

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace @SandraALovelace What keeps you putting one foot in front of the other? Especially on days that are less than joyous? Maybe the highs in your life provide sufficient exhilaration to transport you from one spiritual mountaintop to the next. Or the lows force you close to the Savior where He empowers your every move.

3 Tips to Overcome the World

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Do you ever feel as if you’re being held at gunpoint by the world? You carry your faith and hope, God’s grace and mercy, as you head into your day. Before long, threats appear like gunslingers at high noon. Or imaginary scenarios menace like rustlers with six-guns. The challenge on every side is to stand and deliver.

Relax in Christ via His Truth

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Sue was out for her morning walk. Her sneakers felt like fifty-pound weights. LORD, I’m surrounded by one dilemma after another. She attempted to stretch out her neck and shoulders. Please grant me Your perspective in the midst of this turmoil. “I feel like . . . i feel like . . . Spock.” Her own belly laugh threw her off …

Truth about God from a Jigsaw Puzzle

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I’ve loved jigsaw puzzles all my life. The ability to fit every piece exactly where it belongs eases a basic craving. But that delight is something I have to remember when I empty the box on to the table. There’s a lot to do before the joy returns. Have you ever noticed how much life’s like that? Nothing around you …

3 Reasons to Wait

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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD (Psalm 27:14). David wrote those words at the close of a review of his needs and a list of requests. In the face of intense stress and roiling emotions, the shepherd-turned-king announced to himself as much as his readers that trusting the LORD was the commitment …

Power to Handle Hard Times

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Earthquake-like tremors shook her entire body. She was as stiff as a totem pole and her poker straight arms ended in white-knuckled fists. Three words burst from her mouth like cannon balls. “How dare she.” I’m sure my eyebrows touched my hairline as I ushered Lilli out the door and onto the sidewalk. My hand kept a friendly but firm …

God is All-Sufficient

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Life can be hard, really hard.  Trouble and affliction abound to chop at the roots of any illusion of strength or power we may carry. If we’re honest, when we’re in the middle of a trial the temptation to dwell on our surroundings can lead to a self-perpetuating pity party. At our lowest point we may consider giving up. But when we dump our weary …