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The 5 Words You Need to Hear

Hey friend,

I woke up this morning and was praying for you. A scripture came to mind that I sense you may really need to hear:

Let us not grow weary (Gal. 6:9).

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5 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Small Group Member

Maybe like me, you’ve been part of a small group where one or two people make it, ahem, challenging to stay focused on the Scripture and spiritual growth.

Maybe you’ve got a talker who takes so long to tell a story there’s no time for anyone else. Or maybe you’ve got a member that pipes up with the “right answer’ so quickly that there’s no space for anyone else to wrestling through the question. Or maybe you’ve got a member that never says a word.

What do you do? 

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what an Ethiopian eunuch teaches us

The story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch is the jaw-dropping account of the Holy Spirit sending someone into mission impossible.

Go to this thoroughfare.

Find this particular chariot. 

And lurk. 

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FREE GIFT FOR YOU + ever seen THIS in the Bible before?

I’ve read the book of James hundreds of times, but recently learned something new that changed the way I read it forever.

Even though Jesus’ name is only explicitly mentioned twice in the entire book of James, scholars note that James sounds more like Jesus than any other letter in the New Testament—even those written by Paul or John. 😮

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What’s Your One Word for 2024? FREE Download Just for You 🎁

What do you long for in 2024?

My 2023 had more than its fair share of challenges–especially when it came to staying healthy! I’ve just strung together over 80 days of health, and I’m so thankful. I’m cheering all you on who are battling for wellness. 

Now a flip of the calendar isn’t a magic wand, but it provides time to reset, to refocus, to prayerfully reflect and recenter on Christ.

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4 Ways to Heal Broken Hearts During the Holidays

Hot cider. Homemade treats. Music in the air. A dusting of snow. A brightly lit tree. The giggles of children. The lighting of the candles. The carving of the meat. The scents and sounds of the holiday season lunge and linger.

Yet for some, the holidays are painful.

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the gift your loved ones are longing for… (and it won’t cost you any $)

Confession: I’ve given a lot of unused gifts in my life. I know because I’ll see them collecting dust in a friend’s drawer, suddenly disappear from their house forever, or notice it was never activated or unpackaged.

I bet it’s happened to you, too.

But there’s one gift we can give this holiday season that our loved ones long for–and (surprise), it won’t cost you a dime. 

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1 Tip to Make Your Life More Joyful–Right Now

I woke up this morning praying for you. Sometimes ya’ll are just on my heart in ways I can’t quite explain.The following story came to mind, and I sense you or someone you know might need to hear it.

A few years ago, I wrote a book about joy where I tell the story of returning to the chemo ward for yet another brutal round of treatment. It was more than I could handle.

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7 Tactics to Redirect Toxic, Divisive Topics This Thanksgiving 🦃

Something is burning in my heart that one of you needs to hear and be encouraged by.

Maybe your Thanksgiving gathering is perfect–no conflict, no issues, no concerns. If so, Whoohoo You! 🍗🎁

But for the rest of us, Thanksgiving can sometimes feel more like Dreadsgiving, as we try to navigate awkward moments, chasms of differing perspectives, decades of baggage and hurts, or that particular person who tends to hijack the conversation and mood with political rants.

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