Getting to Know me Better: My Journey with Christ

My personal journey with Christ: I always thought my testimony was so boring.  I never had a miraculous change or an obviously God-thing just happen so that all my family & friends could hear the “Hallelujah” chorus being sung over my head. It's just a quiet, growing relationship with the God of the Universe who has taken up residence in my soul, a journey of a Father carrying His daughter.

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Find Freedom in “Imperfect Progress”

What is the Christian life supposed to look like?  Once we’re saved (justification), then we spend the rest of our lives on Earth being changed, living out our salvation in our everyday lives (sanctification).  The Holy Spirit comes to live in us, and He convicts us, encourages us, teaches us, comforts us, and slowly changes us into the image of Jesus (Romans 8:29).  But it’s easy for us task-oriented believers to get bogged down in checking off the lists in our Christian lives.   

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4 Benefits of Hope

Have you ever felt so hopeless you didn’t know what to do?  Have you ever felt weighed down and stuck in the Bog of Despair (or, Slough of Despair, according to John Bunyan in Pilgrim’s Progress)?  You know as a child of God that you shouldn’t feel that way, but you do.  What do you do?  How do you boss your feelings around when you can’t see anything else?

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