Renew in E-book form

Sad. Anxious. Depressing. Dread-filled. Fearful. All these words have described my thoughts before. Last year, as I read my Bible, the word “mind” kept catching my attention. I had felt at the mercy of my own thoughts so many times, but the message God was pressing into me was that I had power over my mind.I think we all know this to some extent, but I didn’t know HOW to actually take power over my mind and that I could experience

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9 tips to make the most of the Bible app

I spend a good deal of time on my phone that I wish I didn’t but I can tell you, there is one investment of time I spend on my phone that has added a ton of value to my life. I can complain a good bit about technology and the hold it has on me some days but we are living in a pretty cool age when the Bible is at our fingertips any given moment of the day.

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Why I didn’t want to read the Bible in a year

I shared as one of my 2018 goals that I will be reading through the Bible this year. As cliche as this goal sounds, I had been toying with the idea for years but never wanted to do it. As someone who tends to doing all the right things and getting a bit legalistic, I worried that my Bible reading would turn into a series of just checking things off a list and turning it into one more thing I

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How to start a Bible study for women

I am an awful, horrible organizer of real life people (kinda funny I used to be a WEDDING PLANNER) but somehow I found myself setting up a Bible study a few years back. I didn’t know what I was doing but for some reason I did it anyway – apparently I don’t mind looking foolish – and I learned a few things about how to start a Bible study for women. Most of us want the connection that a small

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How to break the habit of church

Church is community. Church is where life happens. Church is (fill in the blank). But for many of us who have been going to church for 30 years church is something else. Church is a habit. Recently I realized that I had forgotten how powerful it was to get to listen to our wonderful pastor preach each and every week. Why do we do it? When I really think about it, the purpose of listening to a sermon is for

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