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Unfollow Fear

New Year’s Revelation

I have never made new year’s resolutions, but I always take time to review the past year and pray and ask God for a new year’s revelation. For most of us, 2021 didn’t go quite as expected. For me, 2020 was an awakening and I had great expectations of 2021. But I underestimated what my new beginning would…
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A Vulnerable God

What does the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth mean to you? For me, it’s the story of a God who chooses vulnerability over power. The Jewish people had been waiting for a saviour for generations, but when Jesus appeared, it wasn’t in the form they expected. They were hoping for a ruler, someone powerful who would…
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Failure is an Option

What would you do if you could not fail? I have asked myself this question, and it’s helped me to unlock dreams and desires. But here’s an even better question: What is worth doing even if you fail? As a recovering perfectionist, my fear of failure has been huge. In my head, I know that…
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How to Keep Hope Alive

This past Sunday in church, the theme was hope. If we’ve ever needed hope, it’s now! As I prepared to lead worship last Sunday, I felt that there has been a shadow dimming the hope of many of us – including me. As I prayed that God would revive our hope, I asked what I…
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unity in diversity

Unity in Diversity

Is it possible to have unity in diversity? My heart is breaking at the division we are seeing right now, especially among Christians. It feels like the North American Church is splintering at an accelerated rate. My heart longs for unity, but I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know how to achieve it.…
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How to Keep on Loving When Love Runs Out

Are you exhausted from always giving and never receiving? I know what that feels like. In my youth, I felt like I had a lot to give. Love seemed clearer and less costly. But I’ve been in over my head for awhile now. I’ve faced many situations where I don’t know how to love, or…
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Be Still

This has been one of those weeks where I can’t seem to control my racing thoughts. Anxiety is a frequent visitor in my life, and today I am reminded of the verse in the Bible: “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). Being still is one of the most ‘spiritual’ things we…
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The Power of Words

Language is one of the greatest gifts we have to impact the people around us. Words lodge themselves into the fabric of our souls. Their impact echoes in our souls long after our ears stop hearing and our minds stop remembering them. Words have the power to define us, to change the trajectory of our lives.…
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Inside Out

Do you live life from the outside in, or the inside out?  Many messages in our culture support living from the outside in.  We are told that the right position, profession, relationship or possession will bring happiness. We try to fix our problems by changing our circumstances. And in the Church, we expect God to…
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An Attitude of Gratitude

This coming weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada, so it seems fitting to reflect on gratitude. The longer I live, the more grateful I am.  Over the years, I have been learning how to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Woe Was Me I don’t know if it’s just the bent of my personality, but…
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