Strengthen Your Faith

This is the faith phase where you are starting to feel confident about the basics of your faith and you’re looking for some concrete & practical ways to grow beyond the basics. This can mean anything from overcoming doubt to finding your “tribe” or faith community (and everything in between). Let’s go there together!

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When Leaders Make Us Nervous

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!    Romans 11:33 NIV Anyone else out there kind of a control freak? Or, maybe you wouldn’t go as far as the “freak” part, but you would...

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What Defines You?

Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”Mark 5:19 NIV There are two types of experiences that we talk about being defined by: 1) successes and 2) failures. When...

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How Do You Worship in a Storm?

“For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me…”Acts 27:23 NLT I don’t know much about navigating by the stars. Actually, that’s already an exaggeration. I know ONE thing about navigating by the stars. There’s a special star...

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But God

“BUT GOD was fulfilling what all the prophets had declared about the Messiah beforehand – that he must suffer all these things.” (Acts 3:18 NLT) Someone I once knew told me that any time the word “but” is in a sentence, nothing said before the but matters. I love...

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Let Down & Build Up

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me." 1 Corinthians 15:10 ___ “How have I let people down today?” When you ask yourself that above...

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Tread Deeply

When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you all into truth. John 16:13a NLT ___ Let's talk tire tread for a second. Do you know why it's there and how it works? I knew a tiny amount - basically just that it provides traction. I was curious so I googled it to...

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Trust

“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:7. ___ What can we learn from a little Jeremiah wisdom? Check out this awesome Messy Worship revelation from guest blogger Brandon! Growing up, I was always the kind of person who...

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Silent Overcomer

"Do not shout; do not even talk," Joshua commanded.  "Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout.  Then shout!"  Joshua 6:10 NLT ___ In my experience, some of the most difficult conversations in life begin with the phrase "we need to talk."  Even...

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Limitless

"There's a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?" John 6:9 NLT ___ If I took a poll today, what do you think would get more votes: I make most of my decisions based upon my limitations. I make most of my...

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Make it stop!

"Sir, give me this water so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water." John 4:15 ESV ___ A couple years back, I pinpointed the most critical difference between my kid-wrangling strategies and my husband's kid-wrangling strategies. The most...

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