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Finisher’s Crown

I just completed a three- mile run on my favorite trail. Worshiping as I went, I reflected on the good plan of Father God. In His Son, Jesus, I have assured victory. I’m running this race with endurance and keeping my eyes on Him, the author and perfecter of my faith. This was a helpful […]

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You Need to Persevere

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. For in just a very little while, ‘He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will […]

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Find Beauty

Even in the hard things you can find beauty if you look for it. It’s there. Still your heart, look to heaven and receive the Father’s love. He will wash you in His goodness and give you a cause for celebration. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because […]

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simplify series

Imagine a runner whose head is down and lacking focus on the goal. Imagine her body straining to move forward while the weight of a heavy boulder behind her and roped-tied to her shoulders forces her arms to stretch back instead of pumping her body into stride… The runner represents you, and she represents me. […]

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spiritual maturity

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. ¬†Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, […]

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judge for yourself

I have learned that whatever things you deposit within will be brought to surface when you experience the pressures of life. Recently, my pastor asked his congregation, “Are you feeding the flesh or feeding the spirit?” ¬†The one we feed, thrives; the one we starve, dies. What happens when you are put under extreme pressure? […]

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