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How To Live Courageously

How To Live Courageously

The Bible frequently commands us to “Fear not,” “Be anxious for nothing,” “Do not be afraid,” and “Be strong and courageous” but practically speaking, what does that mean? LaTan Rolan Murphy shares how to leave behind fear and insecurity to live a life of freedom and confidence.

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5 Bible Verses About Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

5 Bible Verses About Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Has God ever called you to step outside your comfort zone? To walk in unchartered territory? Have you ever felt unsure of yourself and your capabilities for something God has called you to do? As you think about what God has called you to do and take action, rely on these 5 Bible Verses about stepping out of your comfort zone to increase your faith.

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4 Steps to Healing Mother Wounds

4 Steps to Healing Mother Wounds

It is not uncommon in Christian circles and church environments, to hear talk regarding healing father wounds. However, I have rarely heard much discussion about healing mother wounds

Wounds from mothers are often unintentional yet if left unattended can yield the fruit of shame, insecurity, and dysfunctional relational and generational patterns. Read more as Aliene Thompson shares steps to heal mother wounds.

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20 Reasons You Are a Great Mom

20 Reasons You Are a Great Mom

In a day and age when social media makes comparison all too tempting and easy, all the reasons you are a great mom may not be the first thoughts that come to your mind. We can be prone to listing our faults faster and longer than we can fill a grocery list on a holiday weekend. But those messages you tell yourself about how inadequate you are, and how you fear the mistakes you have made will scar your precious children for life are lies from the enemy of your soul. We’ve all been there. We’ve all fallen prey to the lying whispers of our enemy. God bestowed upon you the gift of mothering your particular children because you were the best one to steward, guide, and love them. God knew you would be an amazing mom! That’s why He picked you.

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How To Help a Grieving Friend

How To Help a Grieving Friend

If you have a friend who has suffered the loss of a loved one, you likely want to know how to help that friend who is experiencing grief. Today, I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Susan Mead, an author, speaker, and chaplain who lost a sister as well as experienced every parent’s worst nightmare in the loss of her teenage son. She knows what helps and what doesn’t help when someone is experiencing grief. Read more for 5 ways to help a grieving friend.

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5 Encouraging Words for Mothers Who Have Lost a Child

5 Encouraging Words for Mothers Who Have Lost a Child

Several years ago, my husband and I experienced the devastating loss of a child to miscarriage. Nothing can prepare you for the pain and shock of learning your baby no longer had a heartbeat. The grief-filled experience taught me a few things that I can share to encourage other mothers and parents who are grieving. These 5 encouraging words for mothers who have lost a child will bring comfort.

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Seeing Yourself as God Sees You

Seeing Yourself as God Sees You

When you look at your reflection, what do you see? Do you see your flaws? Beauty is more than skin deep. Seeing yourself as God sees you means you look past the flaws into the interior beauty of the heart.

I’m a work in progress but when my Heavenly Father looks at me, He thinks I’m gorgeous! These Bible Verses describe how God sees you. They will help you see yourself as God sees you.

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5 Tips for Having a Servant Heart

5 Tips for Having a Servant Heart

God’s kingdom operates differently from ours. Jesus came as a servant, providing a living, breathing example for us to follow of how we are to treat others. In God’s economy, if we want to be great, having a servant heart is key. Greatness in God’s kingdom does not come from being powerful or praised by men. We must be willing to be a servant of all.

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Never Alone: 15 Bible Verses When You Feel Alone

Never Alone: 15 Bible Verses When You Feel Alone

Are you feeling alone or lonely today? At some point in our lives, everyone will feel alone or experience loneliness. How often do we just need God’s assurance, as our Good Father, that He is there, and that we are not alone? Read more and dwell on Bible verses when you feel alone. Allow God to reinforce this truth: we are never alone. God is always with us.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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