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Hatch, Or Go Bad

The ter­ri­ble thing, the almost impos­si­ble thing, is to hand over your whole self — all your wish­es, and pre­cau­tions — to Christ. But it is far eas­i­er than what we are try­ing to do instead. For what we are try­ing to do is remain what we call ​“our­selves,” to keep per­son­al hap­pi­ness as our great aim in life, and… Continue reading Hatch, Or Go Bad

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The Stirring

“Aren’t we quick to jump toward Jesus but slow to walk the journey out with Him? When He asks, “What do you want?” Jesus is asking us, What do you really want for your life, because you have to know this going in. You can’t just follow Me without understanding what following Me means, and at… Continue reading The Stirring

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Holding On and Letting Go

For everyone who wants a formula... for all of us who clutch our to-do lists thinking they are the gateway to freedom only to find ourselves exhausted and worried sick... here's some chain-breaking truth from Jennifer Dukes Lee's new book It's All Under Control: "Here's the truth that no one ever tells us -  or at… Continue reading Holding On and Letting Go

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Plucking Forbidden Fruit

"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it." Genesis 3:6 "Good intentions get the best of us, don't they? Eve probably didn't go into her day with a diabolic item on her… Continue reading Plucking Forbidden Fruit

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Get Your Control Under Control

I'm excited to have the chance to review Jennifer Dukes Lee's new book (to be released in a few weeks) Its All Under Control. I haven't read it entirely through yet, but wanted to just share some thoughts on this heavy topic we all struggle with: control. Bleh. I think if we're honest, we all… Continue reading Get Your Control Under Control

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Far Too Easily Pleased

"The Spirit of God alters my dominating desires; He alters the thing that matters, and a universe of desires I had never known before, suddenly comes on the horizon." Oswald Chambers What better evidence of our being united with our Heavenly Father than when we allow Him to actually change our direction and our desires. To allow… Continue reading Far Too Easily Pleased