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Category: Get Wise

I Urge You to Transform, not Conform (Romans 12)

As free and grateful people, we can say, “God, thank you for all you’ve given me. Now I offer myself…
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Words Matter to God

God is speaking words to us, words that matter. All throughout the Bible, the words of God matter. I’ve been…
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Wisdom Comes Through Relationship With God

We come to God with whatever our problem is, whatever the decision we need to make, with whatever abilities we…
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Comparison and Our Value (A Study in Ecclesiastes)

Comparison sneaks into my life when I least expect it. I want to know, “Am I OK? Am I cool…
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Temptation and Cold Coca-Cola (James 1:12-18)

How do we do it? How do we deal with temptation when it is so strong that it pulls us…
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Confession and Our Unpaid Tickets

Clearly, a person sitting in a car stuffed with tickets could say to the officer, “Thanks a lot, but I’m…
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When Encouragement Comes Full Circle

When we serve without an emotional break, we can easily overload and spill over into a melted mess. The same…
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Pray First, Plan Second

It was Jesus’ habit to pray first and plan second. That approach led him to preach, to lead, and to…
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Does Fruitfulness = Exhaustion?

So what does the call for fruitfulness mean for my tired heart? Does God call me to exhaustion and disarray…
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Assumptions, Judgment and Chai Tea Lattes

God is always with us. Isaiah 40:10 reminds us that the Lord will strengthen and help us, so we need…
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Four Things You’ve Taught Me About Love, Olivia

I’m thinking about you Olivia. You weren’t supposed to be here. The doctors told us you would not live long…
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How to Pray: Everything Gives Rise to Prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17)

I love the idea of praying all the time. It sounds awesome, and I was always on board intellectually. But…
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