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9 Things Vulnerability Says About Your Worth
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9 Things Vulnerability Says About Your Worth

“I need help.” 3 very hard words to say. Somehow they feel weak. As if we are admitting to the fact that we can’t handle what life has dished out. Or that we’ve jumped into too much, made poor decisions, did it the wrong way, or made a mistake. 3 words that trigger those feelings…

Fear Fighting: When You’ve Lost Sight of Yourself
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Fear Fighting: When You’ve Lost Sight of Yourself

Welcome! How would it feel to no longer carry the fear that hides just below the surface of your smile? How would it feel to take a stand right here – right now – and say that this year is going to be different? If you are anything like me, the thought of kicking to…

10 Ways to Bring Joy to Someone Who is Grieving
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10 Ways to Bring Joy to Someone Who is Grieving

Although the holidays are a time of new birthed hope and of celebration for the One who came to give us new life, for many, there is probably not a time in the year more painful. Or more joy-less. For those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, hope and joy are not…

Strength from the Vantage Point of Today
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Strength from the Vantage Point of Today

This week’s topic in the series is “Betrayal and Lessons Learned”. Learning lessons from betrayal is nothing we stand in line for, but the learning and growth we can make from these seasons can bring us a strength we never knew we possessed.

“When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain. The sadness you have right now is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar. When I see you again, you’ll be full of joy, and it will be a joy no one can rob from you. You’ll no longer be so full of questions. John 16:21-23 MSG

Betrayal stinks. However, as much as it stinks, if we do the work, God will use that pain to create a good. It is a good that we most likely won’t recognize in the midst of the hurt, but a good that will someday amount to more than we can ever imagine.

“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” – William Saroyan

From the vantage point of today, I have a clearer view of the pain of my yesterdays.

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