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Open Our Lips

What a beautiful reminder from Monica: If you too long for a renewed heart, if this day or season feels hard, open your lips in praise, and let the Spirit of God make you new.
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The Call of the Chosen Daughter

Kate writes a no-nonsense reminder that we have each been called and chosen by God, for His purpose and His glory. She encourages us to reject the enemies lies and to boldly answer the call God has on our lives.
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Called to Work Miracles

De reminds us that the miracle-working power of God is alive in each of us through His Holy Spirit. And He wants to work through us to bring healing, conversion, and freedom to His children.
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Prayer Isn’t Nothing

Ever ask for prayers for a stressful situation that turns out to be "nothing?" Jo reminds us that perhaps it turned out to be nothing BECAUSE of the prayers being said.
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Warriors for Truth

The battle is real, our enemy is cunning and untiring. But our Lord has created us to be warriors for Truth! Kate writes about this powerful reality in her own life and assures us that we sisters stand together.
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Becoming the Palace

I’ve written before about how awesome a moment it is when we recognize the Holy Spirit at work interiorly within us; when our eyes are opened, and we attune to His presence. The Holy Spirit persistently prods us towards wholeness, and often that causes us to experience discomfort, pain or anxiety as we awaken more and more to His nudging. I love how C.S.Lewis describes these interior ‘growing pains’ in Mere Christianity: “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains…

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Peace

Peace and Anxiety: a Curious Juxtaposition

I was encouraged this summer to consider the fruit of the Spirit. Something most Christians are fairly familiar with. One of the things charming children’s songs help us memorize at an early age. Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Peace with an anxiety disorder? As I considered the scriptures I began to ponder how these fruits of the spirit may look different than we might think or have been taught. I mean, I look at my life with my anxiety…

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