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I don’t enjoy exercise. I do it because it is good for me, although I never regret it once it’s over. We subscribe to a streaming service so we don’t have to leave the house to sweat and create sore …

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I’m sick. For the last several days I have been nursing a nasty head cold. Cough, congestion, and fatigue have plagued my days and my nights. My eyes just want to stay closed, and I need to take out stock …

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Prayer nudges from the Holy Spirit are easy to miss or overlook. They are opportunities for us to participate in the work of grace, healing, safety, and miracles. I know I have missed many of the opportunities given to me, …

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I am often asked and even wonder myself, “Am I doing what God wants me to do?” I really love it when God is crystal clear in what He wants me to do, but that doesn’t happen as often as …

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Several years ago I was asked to enter into a time of fasting and prayer for a breakthrough in ministry. My initial thoughts, “Prayer-fine. Fasting -are you kidding me-why would anyone do that voluntarily?” I felt like I needing to do …

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My son was lamenting a prayer he has been praying for about a year now. He was frustrated that it had seemingly gone unanswered. It is a lament my heart has expressed many times around many aspects of life. In …

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Today started organized and well planned. I knew exactly what I needed to accomplish. It started as good, productive day. Then the emails started rolling in with various needs and of course, they were all urgent. Within in an hour …

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I like to think about me. I admit it. I focus on my career, my family, my needs, my wants. Is that unusual? The world tells us to focus on ourselves. Media tells us to be thinner, prettier, younger. Social …

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Today, I wanted to bring you this powerful story from a dear friend, Sandra Sheih. When I question an urge to pray, this reminds me of the power of prayer even when I’m not sure why I’m praying. Several years …

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My oldest son is spending his senior year of high school at Bethel University where I work and teach. It’s a great opportunity to finish high school and earn college credit at the same time. It is also a great …

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