When God Reveals Himself in Simple, Unexpected Ways

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If you’re like me, you may have wished more than once that God would reveal Himself to you in a grand, thunderbolt-like, voice-in-the-sky gesture. Maybe you’ve told Him that, too.

“Lord, I just want a sign from you; just reveal yourself to me in a clear, undeniable way so I know you are here with me and that you have a great purpose for me.”

Maybe you then turned away resigned to silence, in fact, not really expecting any sort of response at all. In reality, perhaps you were just venting from a long, hard day and weren’t directing your words toward God seriously.

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Quote of the Week | Do Extraordinary Things

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People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.

~ Sir Edmund Hillary

I just have to say, the guy who said this quote accomplished an extraordinary thing to come up with something this profound.

It’s really true. Maybe if we really understood this concept, we would all stop pushing ourselves and others to be so good and then beat ourselves down when we fail.

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How Traveling Has Shifted My Perspective on Life

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Have you ever had one of those experiences in which your whole perspective suddenly shifts and you now see life in a new and fresh way?

Most of us probably can look back to something in our lives that we consider a defining moment or event. A book, a trip, a conversation, a song, or even an imperceptible moment of change that we really can’t put our finger on.

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Crossing Over the Great Wall of Fear

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First of all, uh…no, I did not get this post out when I was planning. Here’s an apology for being over three weeks late. But in my defense, in those weeks, I’ve started a new job, or maybe two new jobs, if you want to get technical; I’ve been planning and preparing for a two-and-a-half week long trip to Europe with my sister that we are leaving for on Tuesday; and just a lot of other stuff thrown in there too. In other words, I’ve been busy.

However, I’ve also spent a lot of time laying out my thoughts for this post, so I really hope it will be an aid and encouragement to you! Winning the battle against fear is a topic that I believe we as Christians need so badly and seems to be often overlooked in our circles as a legitimate problem to address.

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Quote of the Week | The Other Side of Fear

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Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

– George Addair

I saw this quote recently and it’s become one of my favorite inspirations to remind myself of whenever I fall into worry or anxiety about my circumstances.

I’m writing a longer post about fear that I’ll put out later this week, but for now, just think about that statement. Really let it sink in. Then go and be victorious in everything you do the rest of the week.

It’s amazing what you can do when fear is no longer a factor.

 

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Easter: The Culmination of the Greatest Life

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Last weekend my family got together with some friends for a group reading of the gospel of Mark. I had never done anything like that before, so it was a new and amazing experience. There’s something undeniably moving and enthralling about taking in the entire story of Jesus’ earthly life in one sitting, especially being involved in reading it and hearing it read out loud among other brothers and sisters in Christ.

It left me with a fresh perspective of the significance of Easter and put me in a positive and anticipatory mood for the upcoming Easter weekend and the Passion week we are currently in.

And it makes me wonder why we don’t give it a serious month or two to celebrate it like we do for Christmas, because Easter is so much grander in scope than any other holiday, even Christmas. Continue reading

Quote of the Week | The Greatest Quote Book

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“For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.”

Psalm 36:9 (NLT)

I don’t normally post a quote from the Bible as my quote of the week, but you’ve got to admit, it’s pretty much the greatest quote book on the planet. Written by the Creator of the universe. So yeah, I’d say He’s probably worth listening to.

This is just some plain, pure truth from God.

He is the fountain of life, the light by which we live and understand. He’s the source of our everything. Without Him, we are nothing.

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Quote of the Week | It’s Not What, But How

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“Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do, but how much love we put into it.”

~ Mother Teresa

Recently I’ve been struggling with knowing what it is God wants me to be and do. I haven’t been feeling particularly useful or that my daily life is ultimately worth while in the situation I am in currently.

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8 Reasons Why Books are Better Than Movies

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1. Because you can pick them up and take them with you anywhere.

Books are usually small and compact and can fit into a purse, bag, or even a pocket in some cases; movies are . . . well, much more complicated to transport, watch, and enjoy (though with hand-held devices and the rising movie streaming services, that might not be much of an issue anymore).

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