Life Change/Transformation Archive

A Fortress or a Church?

I had a picture in my mind of the church, not of a particular church. Well, it was more a picture of how the church might be experienced— experienced
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Is the Effortless Life really what I want?

I love it when things are supposed to be effortless. Well, at least they look effortless– a sort of “laid-back,” easy-going, casual, “I took no time to do this
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Red, White, and Reconciled

How do you feel when you stop, really stop, and realize you have taken someone or something for granted— a relationship, a job, education, or even just food on
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Qualified, yet not Measuring Up

Who doesn’t love a good race! My boys have run cross-country and track, and I so enjoy the battling it out at the end as the athlete gives every
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A Changed Identity Changing Everything

What is the most shaping thing about you? What gives you your identity? Our identification speaks for us. ID Please: “Identification?” This is what I hear when traveling overseas.
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Wanting Victory, yet Feeling Defeated- What should I do?

Last week it was soooo cold, and dreary. A tree in my yard seemed like it was trying so hard to bloom– but was being held back by the
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What Should I do with Lent?

In my upbringing, Lent was a time of the year when we ate fish on Fridays and gave up something like chocolate. In my mind, Lent was about self-denial–
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Questions for Making Relationships Count

Relationships can weather the most difficult of times, and then can also crumble and disappear in a fleeting moment. Why is that? Why do they have to be so
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Three Things to Remember when Disappointed by Relationships

Extended family-time over the holiday can invite a whole host of emotions. From blessed to stressed, it can leave me thankful and happy to disappointed and frustrated. I can
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The Ultimate Christmas Gift: Something to be Merry About

The Christmas season isn’t complete for me without the song, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” I know I have mentioned this before, but unlike some songs, I never tire
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