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    The Shield of Faith and the Full Armor of God

    “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” (Ephesians 6:16). Do you ever have those days, weeks, or even months where it seems like everything life throws at you pierces you to your very core? With every mental, physical, and emotional obstacle, you feel more and more…

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    10 Life Lessons Learned from Jesus’ Final Days

    There is something about the coming of spring that pours sunshine straight into my soul. I believe it is that when I look out and see the budding trees and the vibrant buttercups blooming, I am reminded of how precious it is to be born again. What I don’t believe, however, is that it is a coincidence that God allows…

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    Lessons from the Serenity Prayer

    Today, I reached for my journal for inspiration. Sometimes flipping through the pages and reliving the emotional growth that was born out of those words points me towards the next right thing. But today, I never even made it past the front cover. Instead, I was stopped by the words printed on the surface of that worn out notebook. The…

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    Praying with an Expectant Heart

    There is something about the innocence of a child that can so quickly put life’s great mysteries into perspective. A few months ago, my extended family and I were gathered around the table for Sunday dinner (a long-standing after-church tradition), and my aunt asked my four-year-old cousin what she wanted for her birthday, which was coming up in a few…