How to kick-start a heart of worship

I remember reading this quote years ago in Stormie Omartian’s book, “The Power of a Praying Woman“. “It amazed me that confusion, oppression, fear, or anxiety couldn’t exist in the heart of a worshipping child of God.”  She says she eventually got free from depression completely… because of worship. She went on to say: “Nothing we do is more powerful or more life-changing than praising God. It is one of the means by which God transforms us. Every time we

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How to embrace your spiritual gifts

A few months ago, our pastor did a sermon on spiritual gifts. If you’ve been in the church long, you’ve likely heard your fair share on spiritual gifts. The topic wasn’t new but what he shared had me wondering why we would ever think to operate a ministry, business, committee or even a Bible study without finding out and making sure each person was using their spiritual gifts. As a lover of personality tests and living in a generation where

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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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