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Do you find yourself with a look on your face like you’ve been sucking on lemons all day? Do you hear yourself say really positive things, but in an almost Eeyore-like voice? I find myself here sometimes. How do we break out of the doldrums and embrace the joy that God provides in our lives? Here’s the good news. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit working in your life. So, as God works in you, joy is cultivated. There are things that can hinder that growth and, like a good gardener, we must weed out these things that suffocate…

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Following Christ needs to be a consuming endeavor. It is easy for us to compartmentalize our lives. We have our church selves, our home selves, and our work selves and if we are not careful, we can develop different habits and actions in each environment. In this paradigm it is easy to confine God into a small portion of your life. This become really apparent in how we approach our workplaces. God shouldn’t be a side dish at the buffet of life’s choices. Instead, He wants to be the foundational rock that our identity is built upon, then we can…

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            Having a great family life looks effortless from the outside, but it takes a lot of effort to create an environment where your family thrives. A lot of times we get it backward and try to impress others at the expense of those closest to us. Instead, let’s be mindful of the incredible trust that has been given to us. Here are four things you should start doing today: Engage There is no replacement for time spent with your family. Each day we need to engage with our family as a whole and then…

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Are you in a funk? We all have days where nothing seems to go right, but sometimes those days combine and multiply to create a season of struggle. Do you feel like the simplest things take an extreme amount of effort to accomplish? These times of our lives wear us down and we begin to view our surroundings through a lens of discomfort. It is at times like this that even good things that happen are tainted by the funk. It’s time to fight back. Here are 3 ways you can fight the funk you are in. Comprehend the future…

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I remember watching a cartoon with my kids about a certain handyman and his talking tools. Each day they would approach a different problem and if you could break it, they could fix it. This handy man always knew what it would take to get the job done and more importantly, he always had the right tool for the job. I have experienced the fact that it is a lot harder to get something done if you don’t have the right tools. Trying to unscrew a Phillips head screw with a butter knife can be very frustrating. When you have…

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How can we know? I’ve been pondering the words of a leper for the last week. In Matthew 8:2 a man whose body is wracked with leprosy comes to Jesus and says “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean”. Can you imagine? No hope, no cure, just a simple belief that this newcomer was more than a mere man. He cries out for what he believes could be his only chance for survival. Wow, what a statement of faith. As you read the next few stories in Matthew 8 and 9, you see a common theme develop…

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I’ve always read Proverbs 27:17 very passively. “Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.” Whenever I have heard those words or heard anyone teach on them it was in the context of choosing your friends wisely. I always heard that you have to be really careful not to be influenced by those that want to drag you down and there is truth to that. You can be negatively impacted by those around you. The great thing about this verse, though, is that it works both ways. Iron sharpens Iron. Instead of letting others influence you negatively, you could be…

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I have been working on setting goals this week. It is helpful for me to set a target so I can focus on a few things that can have the most impact on my life. If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time. To begin this process I start thinking about what I really want in my life, things like what my ideal week would look like. It is at times like this that I have to be more aware of my definition for success. How you or I define success will in a big way determine our…