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  • March 15, 2020

    We've all done it. We've posted that picture or tweeted that thought and then waited for the likes to roll in. We go back and check. And check. And check again. And when our posts don't get the likes we hope, our thoughts spiral from "No one likes my post" to "No one likes ME." [...]

  • February 13, 2020

    Over and over again, Scripture condemns the worship of idols. The Israelites, God's chosen people, struggled with idolatry. Even though they repeatedly witnessed God's power and saw Him work mightily on their behalf, they still turned to man-made images and worshiped them. They turned to statues and other false gods for protection, provision, or sometimes [...]

  • December 1, 2019

    READ: 1 CORINTHIANS 1:26-31; EPHESIANS 2:8-10 My worth is not found in how many friends I have or how many likes I get; My worth is not found in my weight or how I look; My worth is not found in my successes, achievements, grades, or awards; My worth is not found in my GPA [...]

  • November 28, 2019

    READ: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18, 23-24; HEBREWS 13:5 For as long as I can remember, my grandma has had a little hand-stitched sign in her home that reads: “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” As a child, I loved that sign, and, as I grew into adulthood, I began to understand just [...]

  • November 14, 2019

    READ: EXODUS 32:7-14; MATTHEW 6:5-13 We’ve all heard stories of miraculous things happening when people pray. We know from God’s Word that prayer “is powerfully effective” (James 5:16). But perhaps your experience with prayer feels silent. Or maybe God has answered your prayers differently than you expected. So how do we pray in a way [...]

  • November 4, 2019

    READ: EPHESIANS 1:17-19; 2 PETER 3:18; 1 JOHN 5:20 In fifth grade, I wrote a report on Eleanor Roosevelt. For weeks I studied her, read many resources about her, and wrote down all kinds of information and facts about her. I even had to dress up like her to make my presentation to the class. [...]

  • October 31, 2019

    When you feel like you don't measure up Jesus is enough. When you feel like no one sees you Jesus is enough. When you feel like you're alone Jesus is enough. When the world tells you to be more and do more Jesus is enough. When you're tired, worn, and weak Jesus is enough. When [...]

  • October 14, 2019

    As a believer in Jesus, how do you think God sees you? What do you think His eyes see when He looks at you? He sees you as His incredible masterpiece in Christ. He sees you as chosen. Righteous. Worthy. His. And, oh, how He delights in you and all that you are! He looks [...]

  • October 13, 2019

    When God created you, He knew every part of you. He gifted you, not because He had to, but because of the amazing love He has for you. He created you with gifts, talents, and abilities that you can use to honor and reflect Him to others. And, if you know Jesus, you've also been [...]