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May you be completely filled with joy and peace. What a brave blessing.
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May you be completely filled with joy and peace. What a brave blessing.

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Romans 15:13. Someday I’ll do a whole blog series—or sermon series—on the salutations Paul closed his letters with. They always catch me because they feel so personal. Maybe because at times the Bible does […]

The More to Your Faith Despite Your Fears (Be Brave)
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The More to Your Faith Despite Your Fears (Be Brave)

“But things are different now, and doubt is a luxury we can’t afford any more, Sweetie. You have more power than you realize. Don’t think, and don’t worry. If the time comes, you’ll know what to do. It’s in your blood.” –Elastigirl Finally The Incredibles are returning to give us another story! We are seeing […]

Brave Shoes
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Brave Shoes

Do you remember your 8th grade year? Do you remember desiring to stand out or trying to do everything you can to fit in? For me it was trying to get that Farrah Fawcett hair to fit in. Yes, I certainly dated myself with that reference. I never came close to that look back then […]

When You Hustle for Your Perfect Life and Still Don’t Feel Like Enough
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When You Hustle for Your Perfect Life and Still Don’t Feel Like Enough

“Perfectionism says, ‘It’s not enough.’ Gratitude says, ‘It’s more than enough.’ “Perfectionism says, ‘I’m lacking.’ Gratitude says, ‘I’m living in abundance.’ “Perfectionism says, ‘God is holding out on me.’ Gratitude says, ‘God is good and gracious.’ “Perfectionism says, ‘I must try harder and go farther.’ Gratitude says, ‘I will be fully present in this moment.’” […]

Forgiveness Puts Boundaries on Relationships
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Forgiveness Puts Boundaries on Relationships

I know so many people struggle extending forgiveness to those who have wounded them for this one reason: they believe that forgiving someone let’s them off the hook and fear then that they are free to do the bad behavior again. Nothing about forgiveness says you are to put yourself in harm’s way to be […]

Words I Wish I Could Say
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Words I Wish I Could Say

I miss you. I have missed you since you were in 9th grade. So many life landmarks I’ve missed of yours, and I wanted to be there. I really enjoyed lunch with you last week. It was good to see you. But I didn’t feel comfortable saying that to you, because our walls are up […]

You Are Worthy of Good Things Happening to You
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You Are Worthy of Good Things Happening to You

There are two stories that follow each other in Luke chapter 5 that I discovered have a unique Bravester connection to each other. The first story is one of the disciples first experiences with Jesus: One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him […]

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