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Inspiration & Encouragement

Everyone needs encouragement and inspiration from time to time. It is good to have support in your pursuits and to lift up your spirits. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Romans 15:2 says “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.”

Transitioning after the Pandemic – Sara Shallenberger

No one expects a pandemic. We usually do not have a well-thought out plan already in place as a worldwide health crisis unfolds.  But, just as stressful or discorientating as the beginning of a world wiew crisis, can be the transition out of it. We do not have to panic or flounder.  But God can help you in this unique time of transition. God can help you stay in peace and ‘fall-forward’ into a greater measure of blessing and His purpose for you.

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Showing Up: Beth Fisher on Hope and Relationships

“Relationships based on surface-level knowledge stuff do not last. I read ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ a thousand times in 9 months, and it did not inform me at all in the same way actually being with my daughter informed me. I learned by being with her, not by reading about what it was ‘supposed’ to be like.” Sound familiar? Being with God, spending time with Him, is what makes the relationship last. Sure, I love reading Scripture and yes, it informs me, but being with God in relationship? Nothing beats it.

You’ve got to be all in. Maybe not on day 1 – not the day your kid was born or you were re-born – but all in with regard to being committed to the (ongoing) relationship. Being committed to learning about and growing with the person, or, in this case, with God.

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Rushed to Radiant

"It has always amazed me how just minutes spent with God can miraculously empower. When I focus on Him, I feel loved. When I focus on Him, I feel stronger. When I focus on Him, my frustrations and worries cannot withstand the joy He has to fulfill me."

Leah Hadder

I relished the moment I sat under the canopied tree and heard the birds singing. I felt the sun beaming down upon my arms and looked up into the bright, blue sky. Peace. I had not felt at peace for so long. I realized I craved it. Silence. I had…

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Living Authentically: Beth Fisher on Forgiveness and Decision-Making

Beth Fisher

Effective decision-making stems from knowing who you are. You cannot make good decisions if you are constantly at war with yourself, or living under the heavy burdens of guilt and shame. In order to show up consistently in your life, you must practice radical self-love. When I rushed the process, my mistakes, terrible decision-making and self-worth looked the same for far too many years.

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Heed His Yes’s

What I have come to know is that if God promises, His yes is better than any other yes, and His yes is stronger than any man’s no."

Leah Hadder

My heart raced so rapidly I thought it would soar right out of my chest. Thump, thump, THUMP! My fingertips went numb. My feet ached in my small, black heels as I listened intently to the emcee announce each of the finalists. Ten lucky ladies would have a spotlight moment….

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