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Spiritual Formation

You’ll find articles that encourage you to create an atmosphere for God to enter in and dwell within your single lifestyle. We hope to help you focus on being intentional about personal growth, the study of God’s Word and activate the gifts of the Spirit.

When God Closes In

Have you ever experienced a time in your life When no matter what you’ve tried, things just never seemed to get better … If you were Elijah, your brook dried up. If you were Jonah, the fish was gaining on you. If you were Paul, your horse bucked you off. You get picture – the lemons of life far outpace …

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Don’t Be A Holy Internet Troll

Hello, my name is Sam, and I have a problem. It’s a problem that has become like an epidemic in our culture. I’ve tried to deal with and get better over time, yet the temptation is always there, and I end up regretting it almost every time I do it. Yes, my friends — I am guilty of arguing on …

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Create The Future You Desire

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, and enthusiastically act upon will inevitably come to pass.” —Paul J. Meyer, motivational speaker Your mind is active all the time. You are constantly absorbing and filtering images and information as well as creating them. What you focus on becomes your reality. You attract the things your mind dwells on — thoughts, feelings, attention, …

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A Jar Of Beautiful Surrender

On a lazy, Saturday morning last summer, pre-coffee, I was mindlessly scrolling Instagram when I stumbled upon a little square image that would uncomfortably undress my perfectly put-together mirage. Aged, weathered hands … Young, innocent hands … Hands holding jars. Jars filled with picture memories. Jars filled with value. Commentary: Are the things filling your jar cultivating a life of …

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Shaking Off The Dust From A Hard Year Before The New Year

Some years are just hard. They may start off strong, but then take an unexpected turn toward tragedy or disaster and taint the remainder of the year. Through year-long trials, it is possible to allow the Lord to hasten His wisdom in our lives, but oftentimes it hurts in the process. Several years ago, my year was like a bad …

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The Hope Of Christmas

In 2011, a tsunami devastated the Japanese town, Rikuzentakata. Over 1,700 people died that day. There was not one man, woman or child unaffected by the tragedy. Buildings were destroyed. Businesses lost. A landscape once lush with the vegetation of 70,000 trees almost completely desolate. Almost. The whipping wind and gigantic waves beat on one tree over and over, like …

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When God Is Bigger Than Your Emotions

Do you ever feel like you might be too much of an emotional mess for anyone to handle? If we find ourselves overwhelmed by the depths of our needs, the unpredictability of our emotions, and the mess of our hearts, I’m sure those nearest to us may feel a bit daunted as well. Whether we happen to be married or …

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Relationship 101: Commit Or Quit

I love asking questions. I’m a curious person. I think this is a good quality, because I used to be pretty bossy. (I’m the eldest child, so it came naturally for me.) But now I try to keep my opinion to myself and just ask questions. I just love finding out how people make decisions and why. I love how …

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The Unwanted Wedding Gift

When a gift comes wrapped in beautiful packaging, we eagerly rip into the wrapping. But what about the times when we are entrusted with unfamiliar gifts? Gifts wrapped in disappointment and confusion, sorrow and pain? If we know how to remind ourselves of the goodness of the Giver, He will grant us the courage to slowly unwrap the gifts and …

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3 Things I’ve Learned Since Stepping Out On Faith

Christians hear a lot about stepping out on faith, something that all believers should do in some way. Of course, active faith looks different for everyone, and we never fully know what it will entail (if we did, then it wouldn’t be faith!). The struggles of daily living can sometimes require just as much faith as a major, dramatic life …

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