8 Bible Verses On Exercise

8 Bible Verses on Exercise

  • February 20, 2017

Exercise takes a lot of self-discipline, but here are 8 Bible verses to add a deeper purpose to your workout routine. #1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living…

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My First 4 Defenses When Crisis Strikes

My First 4 Defenses When Crisis Strikes

  • February 15, 2017

When crisis strikes and life gets stressful and messy, these are the 4 things I do first to hold it all together. Last week in small group, we were talking about the idea of suffering. We live in a fallen…

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Making Exercise An Act Of Worship

Making Exercise An Act of Worship

  • January 23, 2017

Take the dread & obligation out of your workout by making exercise an act of worship. I hear all kinds of things about finding your fitness motivation. Some people recommend keeping a dress you love in a smaller size to…

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Seeking God’s Will In Dating

Seeking God’s Will in Dating

  • January 18, 2017

Through the romance, excitement, awkwardness, and confusion of dating, these two prayers help me keep my eyes fixed on God.  I jumped back into the online dating scene recently in an effort to find a 30-something-year-old man who loves Jesus…

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Does God Care About What I Eat?

Does God Care About What I Eat?

  • January 16, 2017

Sure, God cares about every detail of your life, but does He really care about what you eat? This morning, I came home from my run to find that my family had saved me the middle piece (the best piece…

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Do You Want To Get Well?

Do You Want to Get Well?

  • January 11, 2017

It's easy to get stuck in the dreams of wishful thinking, but do you want to get well? What are you going to do about it? When I was in 8th grade, I weighed 250 pounds (at least...I kind of…

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Tune My Heart To Sing Thy Grace

Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace

  • January 4, 2017

My prayer partner sent me an e-mail this morning. I'd let her know I'd caught a stomach bug this week and her response was, "Just remember to extend yourself grace ... I'm just worried you push yourself too hard sometimes." …

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A New Year’s Blessing For You

A New Year’s Blessing For You

  • December 30, 2016

Step into the new year full of hope, truth, encouragement, and great expectations with this New Year's blessing. One of my very favorite things about my church is at the end of every service, after the message and the worship,…

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Celebrate 2016!

Celebrate 2016!

  • December 28, 2016

I am eagerly awaiting jumping into 2017 with exciting goals and great expectations, but before I get into that, I want to take the time to celebrate 2016 in all of its glory. I highly encourage you to do the…

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Advent – A Season Of Love

Advent – A Season of Love

  • December 19, 2016

Praying for you to experience the fullness of God’s unfailing love for you this Christmas season, just as much in the hard times as in the happy moments. My grandmother passed away on Friday. She was a Christian, so we…

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Advent – A Season Of Joy

Advent – A Season of Joy

  • December 12, 2016

Experience abundant Christmas joy this advent season - the kind that is deeper than presents and even picture-perfect family time. When I was a child, I remember the sheer elation I felt when I ran into our living room and…

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Advent – A Season Of Peace On Earth

Advent – A Season of Peace on Earth

  • December 5, 2016

In a conflict-filled world, it is almost impossible to find peace, but Christ offers it to you in a way that brings you joy, guards your heart and mind, and passes all understanding! I am a harmonizer. The results of a…

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Advent – A Season Of Hope

Advent – A Season of Hope

  • November 28, 2016

This advent season leading up to Christmas, celebrate the hope that is bigger than ourselves, that offers us a brighter future, and is anchored in Christ alone.  This is my favorite time of the year. My heart comes alive singing…

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My 5k Christian Music Running Playlist

My 5k Christian Music Running Playlist

  • November 17, 2016

Having good, clean music is vital for me on race day! This upbeat and uplifting playlist is perfect for keeping your energy up as you run your 5k!  The day of my very first 5k, I was convinced I had…

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Finding Magnificent Joy In Monday Mornings

Finding Magnificent Joy in Monday Mornings

  • November 14, 2016

"Joy" isn't typically a word that describes Monday mornings, but you can beat those Monday blues and turn your tedious drudgery into magnificent joy!  It is currently Monday morning, a time of the week so many people dread and grumble…

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An Election Day Prayer

An Election Day Prayer

  • November 8, 2016

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for being bigger than I could ever imagine. It's so easy to trick myself into believing that I know what's best, but in Your presence, I am quickly reminded that my worldview is so small…

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15 Bible Verses On Thankfulness

15 Bible Verses on Thankfulness

  • November 7, 2016

Read through these Bible verses on thankfulness to fall more in love with God and cultivate a deeper heart of joy and gratitude. 1. "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." -…

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Savoring Today – A Life Of Everyday Gratitude

Savoring Today – A Life of Everyday Gratitude

  • November 3, 2016

As Christians, we know there are better days to come, but that doesn't mean we should just go through the motions and take these days for granted! We can cultivate a heart of gratitude and savor every single day. Christmas…

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5 Reasons To Keep A Gratitude Journal

5 Reasons to Keep A Gratitude Journal

  • November 1, 2016

Today is the first day of my 30-Day Gratitude Challenge (if you haven't joined yet, come on over!), and keeping a gratitude journal is such an important part of focusing on thankfulness! There are no hard and fast rules for…

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From Church Shopping To Church Family

From Church Shopping to Church Family

  • October 31, 2016

"Church shopping" can be an endless process that drags on forever if you let it, leaving you feeling frustrated and disconnected, but it doesn't have to be that way! A few months ago, I moved back home to Colorado after…

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Discerning The Voice Of God In Your Life

Discerning the Voice of God in Your Life

  • October 26, 2016

I know you've heard those whispers in your head. You're fat. You're not good enough. Look at that muffin top. Nobody would love you just as you are. People like you in spite of what you look like. You could…

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