The Choice of Self Preservation – God or Self?

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Self-Preservation. Has God given you a task – and you instantly felt stressed asking God, “How in the world?” And thoughts of iniquity, uncertainty, and reason after reason over why that was just not right flooded your mind? I have – and I’d go to bet you have too. The idea of creating a podcastRead more

Discipline’s Fruit

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“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out ofRead more

What’s my mindset?

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What is my mindset, and how does it align with God’s word? This is a courageous question and it requires immense amounts of transparency. It’s one that can often feel uncomfortable when we sit in reflection and realize, “In this area, I actually don’t align…” As a Christ follower, we use the Bible as aRead more

Every She Needs a Hur

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Building relationships with other women can be a scary thing – but as we all know there is coming a battle in each and every one of our lives. Scripture tells WHEN we go through deep waters, we won’t drown and WHEN we walk through the fire, we won’t be burned. NOT IF.Read more

Watch your mouth: It’s not just a word from your mom.

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“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh the joys of those who take refuge in him” Psalms 34:8. TASTE – and see that the Lord is good. The words of this scripture are purposeful. As a kid, I often heard my mom say, “Watch your mouth!”. She would hear me speak some sortRead more

Exhausted Faith and Hope Found in A Red Sea Revival

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I woke up that morning, and suddenly the thing I had been fighting for all those months before – just wasn’t important. My usual, “Thank you, God for the day you have given,” before my feet hit the ground prayer, just wasn’t there. My heart was heavy, and my mind distracted. Life at this pointRead more

A Fresh look at an old Path

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New – I like new things. We all like new things. They’re fresh.  “Out with the old in with the new,”  right? If you’re like me, the moment Christmas happened you were mentally packing up your décor, putting your new things to use and getting your home in order attempting to make a fresh lookRead more

Common to Uncommon

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We all want to be a person with purpose. Many of us were taught in school to push through the common, and obtain the uncommon. Common means; everyday, familiar, ordinary, ubiquitous, usual. Uncommon means; extraordinary, phenomenal, rare, exceptional, unusual, unique. Weighting these terms in my mind– hands down, Uncommon wins every time. Who wouldn’t want toRead more

Eyes of Fear & Fiery Faith: Part Three

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My husband and I recently experienced one of those scary parts of parenting. Our daughter was playing at a party with some friends, as she did, she fell and her fall resulted in a head injury that caused her to be unresponsive for a few seconds. Although the seconds of unresponsiveness were probably more likeRead more

Maintaining a Fiery Faith in the Eyes of Fear: Part Two

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My name is Jessica. I remember for a grade school class assignment asking my parents how they chose it. Their response? “Because we liked it.” Nothing heroic, or poetic about it – nothing other than, “We like the way it sounds.” I remember walking away from that conversation a bit let down (sorry Mom andRead more