Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Be Kind to Your Future Self

We have a saying at our house, “Be kind to your future self.” Usually we are referring to some sort of household chore. Perhaps there are clothes in the dryer and we don’t feel like hanging them up right now. … Continue reading

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Lent

I love both Advent and Lent. Advent is the time before Christmas and Lent is the time before Easter. I feel both seasons could bring great spiritual growth, if we are intentional about how we use this time. Of course … Continue reading

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Never Tire of Doing What is Good

My husband has always loved baseball. These days we are often watching a baseball game. But years ago, my husband used to play baseball as well. When he was eleven, he was playing in the outfield in one particular game … Continue reading

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Surrender by Bridget A. Thomas

Something I feel the Lord has been laying on my heart lately is the word “Surrender.” Full surrender to Him. As Christians we might think we have given God full control of our lives. But often this is not the … Continue reading

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Becoming Your Best Self by Bridget A. Thomas

Last week I wrote about the importance of being real and genuine. (You can read the entire post here.) In a nutshell, I said that I feel many people today, including myself, walk around with a virtual mask on. We … Continue reading

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Listen to God’s Whisper by Maureen Lang

This past Sunday at church, a visiting speaker reminded us to say yes to the opportunities God puts in our path. I have to admit I don’t always follow God’s gentle nudging. There have been times when I’ve felt led … Continue reading

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Do Not Worry

I recently moved across the country, well, from south to north. It was a huge move. Think hot and now cold. This time last year I lived in Louisiana, where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf, and now I … Continue reading

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More on Books Changing Us

I was so fascinated by Maureen’s post that I started to comment, and then decided to make it  my post for today. I’ve written a previous blog post or two about how books can change us. Maureen’s points are all valid and … Continue reading

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Chase that Lion & Grow with God!

I recently read a book called, “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson. In the book, he encourages Christians to trust God and realize that the future God wants for them is hiding in … Continue reading

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What’s in a word?

I love pizza. I love Saturday morning breakfast. I love the full moon. I love swimming at twilight. I love my cat. I love my husband. I love hearing the still small Voice. One word and so many different meanings. … Continue reading

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Let God Talk to You Review by Yvonne Ortega

Some people believe God doesn’t talk to people anymore. I’m grateful He still does. What a privilege to have the opportunity to hear God speak to us. Many of us go to God with our long list of requests. We … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Fluffy And Light by Lynette Sowell

I’ve been hearing a lot about books needing a theme, that deeper thread, that “message” that Christian readers like to find. You’ll hear varying opinions on what makes a book have a good “message.” As I’ve listened to opinions on … Continue reading

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A Christmas Journey Home Review by Yvonne Ortega

A Christmas Journey Home by Kathi Macias is not a warm fuzzy novel. Kathi Macias is a master at writing novels that make the readers think and question the depth of their beliefs. In this novel, she doesn’t disappoint her … Continue reading

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Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Yvonne Ortega

With Thanksgiving Day a week away in the USA, many of us may focus on what we will serve for dinner that day. Perhaps before we eat, we will thank God for his blessings to us. Nancy Leigh DeMoss says, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Prayer Habits by Sarah Goebel

Whatever exercises we practice in the Christian life, they are in vain if done without the reading of Scripture and prayer. Yet sadly, most Christians go through life without an active prayer life. They worship, they go on mission trips, … Continue reading

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