The Art of Celebration

  “The dark is just a canvas for Your grace and brightness.” – Rend Collective, “Joy”     To be honest with everyone, the last couple of weeks have been especially draining and I’ve felt the full weight of balancing four jobs and raising a family.  On top of my hectic schedule (which included tense, […]

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We Are God’s Poetry!

This thought really encouraged me this week.  I scrawled it on a sticky note and slapped it on my desk, and even wrote put it on my white board as the “Quote of the Week.”   Here’s why it spoke to me: 1.) Think of the time and care a poet takes to carefully craft […]

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Pray First!

  I read in an educational article this week that statistics are booming for school students who are reporting feelings of severe anxiety.  They are complaining to their teachers of headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, or simply stare at a blank page or act out.  The root cause of this is fearfulness and anxiety, which makes […]

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Motivating Monday – Work with the Strength of 1,000 Men!

    Have you ever had one of those days?  You know, the “I-really-don’t-think-I-can-do-this-today,”  and “I’d-rather-be-a-wimp-and-stay-in-bed” kind of days?     We all feel weak from time to time, especially when life continues to overwhelm us with new challenges.  The wonderful truth is, we don’t have to muster the strength to make it through our […]

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W – Warrior Poets

    “In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom.” – “Braveheart” “Every man dies.  Not every man really lives.” – “Braveheart” While visiting the William Wallace Memorial in Stirling, Scotland, I […]

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Motivating Monday – Prayed Up!

It is always a great encouragement to hear that a good friend is praying for us.  According to Romans 8:34, however, believers have Jesus Christ Himself praying for them daily!   That’s right, Christian!  You are daily on His mind, and the Creator of the universe is in your corner interceding for you!   Take […]

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