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Jesus, My Greatest Stumbling Block

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Greater than sin.  Greater than hardship.  Greater than any other vice, Jesus is my stumbling block.  I would have never admitted this before, but there it was, staring me in the face.  Romans 9:31-33: “…Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.  Why?[…]

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Facebook Evangelism: Does It Work?

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Last Sunday night I cried.  It was more like a small tantrum.  At the end of it, I couldn’t breathe out of my nose, I was too tired to stay up, and too distraught to go to sleep.  In a word, I was a mess!  The next morning, I got[…]

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Happiness Fuel: The Key to Contentment

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My husband proposed to me last year on Valentine’s Day.  We wanted to enjoy at least a few days of engagement bliss, so we determined to meet one week later to discuss our wedding budget.  After combining our funds and our parents contributions (thank God for our parents or we[…]

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Lessons Learned as a Worship Leader

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For over 6 years, I held the position of worship leader at my dad’s church.  My primary responsibilities were to choose songs, rehearse with the singers, and lead worship on Sunday mornings.  Initially, my main goal was to have enough songs to get through the 20-30 minute set, but as time progressed[…]

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The Power of Not Knowing What To Do

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The biggest issues in my life don’t occur when I have to do something courageous or risky.  The biggest issues in my life don’t transpire when I have to do something tedious and arduous.  The biggest issues in my life arise when I have no idea what to do.  Don’t get[…]

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The Issue with ‘Being Myself’

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Naturally, I am insecure. Insecurity can show itself in many ways, but for me it has always been about approval.   As the second born in a family of confident leaders I did not seem to fit in.  I cried when I got my first “B” in elementary school.  I[…]

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How to Do a #Heartcheck

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#heartcheck If you are like me you see this hashtag posted by bloggers, public speakers and facebook evangelists daily.  It usually follows a post about sinful behavior or obstacles that keep us from becoming our best selves in God.  It pushes us to rethink our behavior and maybe even consider a[…]

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What’s in a Name?

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Sarah who? From the time I entered elementary school I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my name.  Although it rolled off my tongue nice and easy and its simplicity made it a breeze to pronounce, remember, and spell, I detested its commonality.  I would ask my mom why she named me something[…]

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4 Habits of a Good Friend

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My ace.  My BFF.  My sister from another mister.  My roll dog.  My boo!  Whatever you call them, there’s no study needed to show that everyone needs friends.  Friendship is a mechanism of support that challenges us to be our best selves while encouraging someone else to do the same.[…]

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