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When You are Afraid to Do What God is Calling you to Do: 3 Suggestions

    Do you like yourself? Are you comfortable in your skin? I think the most enjoyable and fun people are the ones who are okay with who they are. They like themselves, not in a prideful way–nobody wants to be around those people who like themselves too much. I don’t even know anybody like that anymore. I might have …

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battle of the mind, Bible study, calling, Destiny

Do the Negative Tapes Play in Your Mind Too?

It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1       Setting: (My brain last Friday as I backed my van out of the driveway. The mental conversation had started the day before. Negativity threatened every thought.)   “You’re such …

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Bible study, calling, Mary of Bethany, Uncategorized

Word Wednesday: Agathos/ Better or Useful?

I’m sharing a little bit of A Mary Like Me today. This is one of my favorite chapters…well…personally, I like all of the chapters, but THIS ONE is close to my heart. The book was written to encourage women to step out into their calling. Sometimes we compare ourselves to talented peers and saintly biblical women and decide we can’t …

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Call from God, Call of God, calling, testing, The Call, trials, Uncategorized

Are You Being Tested?

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1 The call of God does not come without a price nor does it come without a test. If you’ve been called by God, you are more than likely either in the midst of a trial, you’ve been through one, or you will face one …

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artist, calling, dreams, ministry, missionary, pastor, profession, service, speaker, teacher, writer

The "Profession" of Ministry: It’s not what you think it is.

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be as you have said.”  ~Luke 1:38Many of us dream of working in ministry full time. For some of us that looks like becoming pastor of a church. For others it looks like taking the gospel to foreign lands. Still, some of us dream of ministering through the arts like painting, writing, singing/music, …

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