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The Easy Way To Rest When You’re Exhausted

by: Asheritah Ciuciu Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV) I eyed the bright numbers on the clock telling me I’d be lucky to get four hours of sleep that night. Hitting “send” on my paper, I stumbled into bed, murmuring, “Once I graduate, then… Continue reading The Easy Way To Rest When You’re Exhausted

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Is God Your Source of Encouragement?

By Victoria Riollano Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6 En·cour·age- to give support, confidence, or hope to someone. Many of us are looking to be encouraged or supported. We look… Continue reading Is God Your Source of Encouragement?

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Get the Power to Go after Your GoalsBy Rick Warren

“We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it” (Proverbs 16:9 The Message) Proverbs 16:9 says, “We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it” (The Message). You get to plan the way you want to live, but only God gives you the power… Continue reading Get the Power to Go after Your GoalsBy Rick Warren

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A Prayer for Those Who Grieve at Christmas

By: Dena Johnson “The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." - John 10:10 NASB I’ve spent the last eight months doing everything I can to keep my faith strong, to trust God. But this week, I am losing the battle. I am collapsing under the weight… Continue reading A Prayer for Those Who Grieve at Christmas

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A Prayer for When you feel Empty

A Prayer for When You Feel EmptyBy: Kristine Brown “Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future.” - Psalm 16:5 HCSB A dry, parched land stretched out before them. Hagar and her son Ishmael had used up the last of the water given to them by Abraham before he sent them away (Genesis… Continue reading A Prayer for When you feel Empty

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Growing Weary?

A Prayer to Not Grow Weary in Doing GoodBy Tiffany Thibault And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. - Galatians 6:9-10… Continue reading Growing Weary?

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31 Days of Bible Prayers

How to guide and enrich your daily time with God by Bob HostetlerPosted in Bible Resources, Jul 19, 2021 One of my favorite ways to pray is to follow a 31-day plan that gives my prayers more purpose and focus. For example, I’ve long prayed 31 biblical virtues for my children (and now my grandchildren) that developed into… Continue reading 31 Days of Bible Prayers

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Tips for when the command ‘do not be anxious’ is hard

Even when the Rev. John Stephens quotes the Apostle Paul’s writings in Philippians 4:6 that say, “Do not be anxious about anything,” the Houston area pastor recognizes the struggle. “One of the hardest commands is not to worry about anything,” says Stephens, senior pastor at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Chapelwood, Texas. “Worry is constantly deconstructing us,… Continue reading Tips for when the command ‘do not be anxious’ is hard

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When Your Spirit Starts to Fade By: Maggie Meadows Cooper

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of the Lord stands forever."  - Isaiah 40:8 Last summer my family went and picked up leftover pieces of sod for our backyard from a local sod farm. We put the pieces together like a puzzle: a little brown, a little yellow, and some bright green mixed in… Continue reading When Your Spirit Starts to Fade By: Maggie Meadows Cooper

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10 Ways to Take Time for Yourself

While this list is given with those in pastoral leadership in mind, it is a very comprehensive list, and one that can be adapted to anyone, regardless of if they are pastors or not. Many pastors struggle to stay sane because they’re operating under the handicap of a flawed philosophy of Christian leadership,” from Self-Care for the… Continue reading 10 Ways to Take Time for Yourself