Archives For Wonderstruck

What To Do When You've Lost Your Holy Awe

As followers of Jesus, we are meant to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life God intended for us. We are called to live alert to the wonders all around and within us that expand our desire to know God more.

Yet the focus on the functionality of ministry combined with the increased sense of familiarity can numb us to the marvelous work to which we’ve been called—encouraging people to walk in the fullness of all God has called and created them through Jesus Christ.

Here are a handful of things that can pull us away from living wonderstruck and experiencing the daily splendor of knowing Jesus as we lead:

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The Secret of a Life Well-Lived

Sometimes it feels like the speed of change is surpassing the speed of sound. The explosion of change in technology, communication, and the world is booming all around.

In the midst of the noise, I find myself anchoring myself to the ancient truths found in the person of Jesus of Christ. Continue Reading...

Maybe You're Not Here By Accident. Here's Why:

Like elves darting through a magical forest, I keep catching glimpses and passing shadows that alert me to details I’d long overlooked or somehow missed. I keep finding myself asking, “How have I never seen that before?”

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When You Need the Courage to Face Today

Are you having one of those days? Your feet just hit the floor and you already want to climb back into bed.

Bills piled on the counter. That phone call you’ve been dreading. A jam-packed schedule. Kiddos who won’t stop arguing. Stuck in traffic. Waiting for treatment. Relationships hanging on by a thread.

We’ve all been there. You aren’t alone.

Friend, can I encourage you? No matter what adversity you are facing today, God will meet you there. [Tweet this] Whether you’re feeling vulnerable, lost, alone, or angry today, God won’t shy away.

Here are a few of my favorite verses that get me through those dirty-dog-bad days. [Tweet this] Read them quietly. Recite them aloud. Cling to these truths and promises even in this: Continue Reading...

9 Steps to a Guaranteed Smile (Plus a Giveaway!)

Here are nine links, articles, and videos that I just had to share with you this week. Oh-- and if you scroll to the bottom, you'll see this week's giveaway. Don't miss your chance to win!

1. You.Are.Loved. Listen to this today and be changed: [Tweet this]

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2. Overflowing joy. 25 Animals Acting Silly: [Tweet this] Continue Reading...