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Discover what it means to authentically follow Jesus

Discover how trials can be an opportunity for God to show off his power.

Perhaps this is the time for which you were created

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4, NIV When trials come our way, we are to consider it…
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Have you hurt someone close to you and wonder if peace is even possible? Find out why reconciliation is important.

It’s not too late to apologize

Do you know why you hurt people who are the closest to you? It’s because you are looking for fulfillment in someone close at hand. You have brought something into the relationship, a desire of some kind that is not being met and conflict arises. We are all selfish and fail miserably from time to…
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Find out how to let go of your past failures and start living into freedom.

You are called to leave the grave

We talk a lot about forgiveness and offering it to others, but what if the person you hurt is yourself? How do you stop living in the past with your failures? You have been called to freedom and peace. Peace is within your grasp but you have to pursue it intentionally. This isn’t just peace…
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Discover how to pick up the pieces of a relationship you broke and move toward reconciliation.

It’s time to rebuild broken relationships

To rebuild a broken relationship someone has to make the first move. That someone will have to be you. Pursuing peace is within your control. You have to be intentional and you have to get started today. Do not put off reconciliation. Every day you wait, it only gets harder. Before all else, take the…
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You can not carry all of your burdens and those of someone else. Learn how to set boundaries around unhealthy relationships.

How to love with boundaries

If you are in a relationship with a toxic person, the most loving thing you can do is create boundaries. Paul said in Romans 12:18, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” And again in Hebrews 12:14a, “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone.”…
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Has Shunning Ever Gotten You The Response You Wanted

Has shunning ever gotten you the response you wanted

Have you ever given someone the silent treatment only to discover they never knew you weren’t talking to them? Shunning someone rarely has the desired effect you are looking for. In fact, the person who suffers the most is you. Peace is in your control. When you shun someone you are attempting to punish them…
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Did We Miss The Gospel of Restoration

Did we miss the gospel of restoration

The pursuit of peace in a relationship is a catalyst to peace in the rest of your lives. Romans 12:18-21 (NIV) says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:…
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We Are Called To Be Reconcilers, Not Dividers

We are called to be reconcilers, not dividers

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 You and I have been called to be peacemakers. It is our job to reflect Jesus and Jesus came to bring peace, not the sword. Here’s the thing, when we focus on living out religious plans and…
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real Jesus

The real, gritty Jesus who makes us uncomfortable

One of the major comforts Christians seem to be unable to let go of is control. This isn’t particularly a slam against Christians because control seems to be something all people struggle with, regardless of faith. We’re driven to control every aspect of our life because it makes us feel safe and secure. As soon…
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swipe right

Is swiping right crushing our souls?

For those of you who are struggling to keep up with the 21st century (which, we understand is getting pretty difficult to do), you may be a bit confused about “swiping right.” Long story short, swiping right is what you do on a popular dating app, Tinder, when you come across someone you like. If…
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