Training That Lasts

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My Dad’s chronic illness played a major role in determining my course of study in college. I knew I wanted to pursue something in the field of wellness. A job that focused on healthy lifestyle choices as opposed to rehab was right up my alley. Read More

Beauty Does

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How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? On average, it usually takes me an hour. Showering is a breeze, it’s wrestling with my hair that keeps the clock ticking. Those of you with fine hair know what I’m talking about. We applaud the invention of hairspray and look forward to those days of little to no humidity. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but you get the point. Read More

Goodness Comes from Christ Alone

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As Christians, we can easily err one of two ways—we either develop a Pharisaical attitude where we begin to feel as if we have it all together and have “arrived” in our faith, so to speak. Or, we live as if we’ve never been changed, as if our old nature still has power over us. In the first example, we focus on performance instead of Christ in us. In the second, we focus on our fight against sin instead of growing our relationship with Christ. Read More

Grace to Save & Equip

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What did last week’s heart check reveal? Could you identify times you reacted out of self-love rather than Christ’s agape love? Me too. Don’t get discouraged.
When we take a look at Paul, the writer of this letter to Timothy, we’ll discover an exciting truth: it wasn’t Paul’s perfect past or current performance that qualified him as a minister of the gospel. The grace and mercy of Jesus Christ ‘enabled’ or strengthened Paul for his calling: Read More

The Most Important Freedom

Maria I. MorganBlog Archive, Understanding God's Plan

Do you have a special Independence Day tradition? Steve and I enjoy heading to Stone Mountain Park for the fun festivities: food, fanfare, and unbeatable fireworks display. But if I’m not careful, it’s easy to lose sight of the reason we celebrate. Read More