Daily Bread

Jesus said when we pray to ask God: ”Give us today our daily bread.” Give us today…Think about this for you and me. All the things we can be worried about. Allthe things we can be anxious about. He basically tells us to say: “Hey God, give me theresources I need to get through this…

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Anxiety

Hey, if you’re feeling anxious, that’s a very human thing too. It happens because we’rehumans. At the same time, Jesus tells us to get rid of our anxiety, to be done with it. I found thisquote. I thought this was so good. It helped me think about it differently. It’s from Dallas Willard: “Anxiety is…

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Renewed Mind

Just to be personal… I have seen things that I wish I hadn’t seen. I’ve absorbed a lot of dumb stuff and thought about a lot of dumb stuff and wrong stuff and hurtful stuff, and my brain has had all this happening over the decades. What I love, though, is that scripture about how…

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Instant Growth

We all, I think, want instant growth. For somebody who’s a Jesus follower. We all want to become more like Him so that we become more loving like Him.  I’ve got to tell you it’s a little frustrating because I’d like that to happen overnight. It hasn’t for me. There has been change, though. There’s…

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Be the Helper

Maybe you’ve heard this: look for the helpers. Mr. Rogers once said it. “Look for the helpers.” -Fred Rogers I was thinking about that word helper, gets kind of a bad rap. People don’t write books about “helper-ship” or have “helper-ship” conferences. It’s always about leadership. But being a “helper” a big deal. Even God…

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It’s OK to Smile

Let’s be honest with each other… there’s a lot going on in the world right now. There’s so much fear and worry at this moment that you might’ve forgotten something: smile. It’s OK to laugh and smile right now. Yes, you should be aware of what’s happening in the news, but don’t live there, in…

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How I Got Inspiration from a Truck Full of Junk

Sometimes we get inspiration in the strangest ways. A couple of days ago I was driving my normal route (a lot of narrow back roads) to STAR and found myself in a little line of cars behind this beat up, rusty-looking pickup truck hauling strips of metal, pieces of cars, an old fridge, who knows…

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Story Behind “Your Name is Power” by Rend Collective

The story behind “Your Name is Power” is something that came out of a time that we had so many questions because of all the chaos in the world, and all the hopelessness. The song started with a whole bunch of questions. Then, after talking about it and praying about it, we realized that in…

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5 Ways to Start the Day with Jesus

The blasting symphony of your alarm rings in your ears. What are your first thoughts about the day? Maybe you’re in a season of blessings, and you’re excited to get up and begin the day. Or maybe you’re in a season of trials, and the thought of another day is just too much to bear….

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Story Behind “Haven’t Seen It Yet” by Danny Gokey

In this week’s Behind The Mic, Danny Gokey shares the story behind his song “Haven’t Seen It Yet.” Maybe you or someone you know is going through struggles right now. If so, we hope you will find hope and encouragement from the words Danny shares in this Behind The Mic. Story Behind “Haven’t Seen It…

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