When we don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit rises up in us.
Christian Life

Hum if you don’t know the words

What do you do when the words don’t come? When your heart is burdened and breaking and you close your eyes to pray but nothing comes out?⁣ What then?⁣ Anything.⁣ Scream.⁣Cry.⁣Babble.⁣Laugh.⁣Breathe.⁣ Sing.⁣Dance.⁣Build.⁣Paint.⁣Write.⁣ Prayer isn’t about the words you say just like worship isn’t about carrying a tune. Your entire life can be worship; your entire …

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Peace I leave with you
Christian Life

Social distancing, not spiritual distancing

It seems bleak right now, doesn’t it?⁣⁣ Schools closed.⁣⁣Events cancelled.⁣⁣States of emergency.⁣⁣ The news addiction is real, too. I’ve been on Facebook more in the last 24 hours than the last 24 days, watching reports—both official and anecdotal—roll in with increasing anxiety.⁣ It’s not the virus I’m concerned about. Yes, coronavirus is nasty. But people can …

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Relabel yourself with God
Who Are You

Labelled with love

What’s stopping you from achieving your dreams? What gets in the way as you step into your calling?⁣ It can be timing or money or training or logistics.⁣It can be lack of support or clarity or direction.⁣ But let’s be honest. Usually, it’s YOU.⁣ Or rather, the lies you believe about yourself.⁣ Through struggle and …

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The burden is a blessing; the blessing is a burden
Christian Life

The burden is the blessing

Sometimes a blessing feels like a burden, doesn’t it?⁣ A newborn baby.⁣A demanding job.⁣A house under renovation.⁣A gift of discernment.⁣A spouse with strongly-held opinions who works long hours and is heavily involved in community outreach.⁣ Okay, that last one might just be me. Point being, it’s hard for our human nature to bear that kind …

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