Gospel of Grace

You Were Made for This!

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Are you worn out, trying to earn love, value, and acceptance from anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ? If so, then you are in the perfect state of mind to receive from Him today. He’s been waiting for this moment.  He’s been waiting for you to realize that only He can meet your needs […]

Gospel of Grace

What Not to Do This Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many of us are looking for the perfect card, candy, bouquet, or some other gift that we hope will express our love for our significant other. Personally, I know I can’t go wrong when I get my husband, Steven, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The minute he lays eyes […]

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Where Your Joy and Peace Are Found

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On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your current level of joy and peace? If you’re honest, you might have to admit that your joy-and-peace meter is directly tied to what’s going on in your life right now, whether positive or negative. Just this week, I had the opportunity to talk […]

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When You Stumble in the Dance

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This message might be a bit hard to swallow for those of you who struggle with perfectionism. I should know. For years, I was a card-carrying member of the Performance-Based Acceptance Association. I thought I had to “do life” perfectly in order to feel beautiful. That kind of thinking is doomed to failure because we […]

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The Most Beneficial Habit

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With the beginning of a new year (Can you believe it’s already 2019!), you might be like me, wanting to break unhealthy habits and form new ones to improve the quality of your life. According to Dictionary.com, a habit is “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” I don’t know about you, […]

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Enjoying Your Best Gift Ever in 2019

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I’m always a little sad the day after Christmas. This past Christmas morning, before our guests arrived, I felt like a little girl anticipating unwrapping every gift under the tree with her name on it. Oh, you can be sure that my delight had nothing to do with material gifts, but everything to do with […]

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Jesus Really Is the Best Gift Ever!

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This time of year is celebrated as the “Season of Giving.”  People everywhere are making their lists and searching the Internet to find the perfect gift for those special people in their lives. Well, that’s what I do anyway. The truth is that no one but God will ever be able to give another person […]

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Do You Know Who You Already Are?

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A lot of “self-helpers” in this world will tell you that they are working hard at becoming the person they want to be. But self-image in God’s economy doesn’t work that way. It’s all about what Christ has already done for and to the believer in Him (with no help from you). And whether or not […]

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Love Notes from Your Beloved

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If you listen to Christian radio, you have likely heard (and loved) contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle’s hit song “You Say.” The lyrics reflect the the Christian’s struggle to believe that what God says about them is true, regardless of what they are feeling/experiencing in their Monday-through-Sunday living on this earth. There’s one […]