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Getting Outside: It Does a Body Good!

Getting Outside: It Does a Body Good!

At the beginning of the year, many people make a commitment to make health a greater priority. One of the most important steps is committing to getting outside. Physical exercise, sunlight, and vitamin D all play a vital role in improving and/or maintaining our health, energy, sleep, and mood. Read more for 7 different ways getting outside improves your health.

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Keeping Hope Alive as You Pray for a Difficult Person to Change

Keeping Hope Alive as You Pray for a Difficult Person to Change

We all have difficult people in our lives, and at times, we can all be difficult people in others’ lives. Are you dealing with discouragement because of a loved one’s choices? Even when situations grow darker, Lyli Dunbar has found a way to keep hope alive as she prays for a difficult person to change. She’s sharing her strategy and encouragement in today’s post.

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Love Broke Through

Love Broke Through

We cannot give what we do not have. Even though I had accepted Christ as my savior as a child, I had never fully accepted the Father’s love for me. Until I did, I was not free to love myself or anyone else. When love breaks through and we accept the Father’s love, we’re free to love ourselves as He intended. Do you know the Father’s love for you?

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Because God Loves You (In Case You Were Wondering)

Because God Loves You (In Case You Were Wondering)

As the tears flow and you feel alone, remember God loves you and nothing will ever change that fact! The enemy may whisper lies to you, but you can proclaim God’s truth to overcome the lies of the enemy! There is hope! Read more for 5 scriptures to remind you of God’s great love for you. Print them out, memorize them, and proclaim God’s truth over your life. The enemy won’t be convinced until you are convinced!

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Truth For When You Feel Unloved

Truth For When You Feel Unloved

Have the words of another ever wounded you and made you feel unloved and unwanted? Or, rejected and alone? Where do you go from there? The truth is there is someone to turn to when you’re feeling unloved. There is someone who has promised to always love you despite your flaws. Read more for what to do when you feel unloved and what to say to someone who feels unloved.

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How to Change Your Mindset When You Can’t Change Your Situation

How to Change Your Mindset When You Can’t Change Your Situation

The biggest source of fear and anxiety may not be our situation, but how we think about it. The enemy’s lies can be subtle. But, when we adopt them as facts, they can become strongholds—faulty mindsets and unproductive thought processes that occur when we allow the whispers of the enemy to speak louder than the voice of God. Jen Roland shares how we can rewrite our internal narrative and change our mindset when we can’t change our situation.

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The Lies We Believe

The Lies We Believe

The lies we believe can have a profound impact on how we feel about ourselves. The enemy uses what makes us feel different and insecure to feed us a bunch of lies about our worth, our value and our identity. But, an encounter with Jesus can change all that and help you understand the truth. God’s grace and mercy can bring us to a right view of ourselves.

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The Power of Our Words: Fuel for our Dreams and Goals

The Power of Our Words: Fuel for our Dreams and Goals

Words are powerful! Spoken, written or the words we tell ourselves impact our lives and provide fuel for our goals and dreams. Every new year it seems we are prompted to take an assessment of our lives, and the goals we have for our future. I recently chatted with Annette Trucke on an episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast to talk about the freedom to pursue our God-given dreams. Do you have a dream in your heart that maybe you’ve been hesitant to pursue? Read on. I’ve asked Annette to share more with us here about the power of our words and how they impact our goals and dreams.

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