General

Now is the Time

Now is the Time

“And now, again, is the minister’s time; and now is the time for all of you who love souls. You may see men more alarmed than they are already; and if they should be, mind that you avail yourselves of the opportunity of doing them good. You have the Balm of Gilead; when their wounds smart, pour it in. You know of Him who died to save; tell them of Him. Lift high the cross before their eyes. Tell...

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Good Gifts

Good Gifts

My parents received a phone call from their friends who had just returned from Greece: they had purchased a gift for me and were eager to bring it over. I was a toddler at the time and waited in anticipation for their arrival. As the story goes, I was so excited to receive their gift that when they gave me a t-shirt, I threw it down and ran off in utter disappointment! I’m sure we all have...

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Grateful Even for This

Grateful Even for This

As I stood at the kitchen sink, complaining about having to cut each individual grape in half and removing each of its tiny seeds, I thought, “I wasn’t the one who accidentally bought grapes with seeds, so why do I have to be the one who’s so inconvenienced?!” As I grew more annoyed with the tedious task set before me, my thoughts turned towards the upcoming holiday: Thanksgiving. My attitude...

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The Best Happy Place

The Best Happy Place

Have you heard people describe their “happy place?” Oftentimes it includes a picture of a beach, the sound of rolling waves, and the feeling of sand between their toes. We can practically sense the serenity! I’ve heard friends describe their “happy place” with great delight, whether it was on the top of a ski slope or on the deck of a cruise ship. However, I have never heard anyone describe...

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Losing the Weight of our Burdens

Losing the Weight of our Burdens

It’s the first week of the New Year! This is the time we are told to get serious about our goals and resolutions! According to a recent study, about 60% of us make resolutions, but only 8% are successful in achieving them! The top three resolutions should be of no surprise: Diet or eat healthier Exercise more Lose weight As I get older, I appreciate the importance of healthy eating and exercise....

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Hello, friend, and welcome! I am so glad you're here! One day after teaching a Women's Bible Study, a woman approached me and said, "This might sound weird, but can we be friends?" I actually didn't think it was weird at all; I had wanted to be her friend as well! Soon thereafter we met for coffee and shared our stories: our testimonies of coming to know the Lord, what He has done in our lives...

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Perspective Shifts: The Podcast

Perspective Shifts: The Podcast

To Listen: Find all episodes by clicking here or search "Perspective Shifts: The One Thing Desired" on your favorite podcast platform (or listen on Apple or Spotify). Be sure to subscribe in order to receive notifications of future episodes! About: Replacing our thoughts with God's truth. As we meditate upon the Word of God, we experience a transformation (a shift) in our perspective, in how we...

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YouVersion Devotional Series

YouVersion Devotional Series

Click on the plans below to read on bible.com or search for the titles on the YouVersion Bible app. I pray these are an encouragement to you! Would you like to be notified when a new plan releases? Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page and subscribe to the newsletter! In this 7-day YouVersion reading plan, you are invited to reflect upon the everyday joys and challenges of the Christmas...

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YouVersion Devotional Series

YouVersion Devotional Series 

Click on the plans below to read on bible.com or search for the titles on the YouVersion Bible app. I pray these are an encouragement to you! Would you like to be notified when a new plan releases? Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page and subscribe to the newsletter! In this 7-day YouVersion reading plan, you are invited to reflect upon the everyday joys and challenges of the Christmas...

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Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Click on the publications below to read the featured articles. "Fresh, Fat, and Flourishing: Aging in the Grace of God" - What lessons can be learned through the flipping through of an old photo album? In this article, we are reminded that in Him our fruitfulness, effectiveness, and beauty only increase with age and as we walk with Him - they don't decrease! These truths offer hope to the aging...

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