Posts tagged pain
5 Truths About Your Identity In Christ

Have you seen the new hashtags going around? #iam #iamloved #iamworthy #iampowerful #iamgoodenough Ok, so maybe it isn’t new. It seems nice and all, but -- I’m just gonna come out and say it -- this is dangerous!

What? No, I’m not overreacting. These types of positive affirmations might have some truth to them, but how do you know for sure? You compare it with the Bible.

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My Top 10 Resources for Encouragement

Here’s my top 10 list of encouraging resources!

  1. ESV Journaling Psalter - What is more encouraging than God’s Word? What I love about it: As you read through the Psalms, there’s space to write how God is using His Word in your heart.

  2. John Piper’s sermon: This Illness Is For The Glory Of God - John 11 - I listened to this when I was devastated over the loss of my son and in a very dark place…

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Trading Joys

When God withholds something good from us, we learn whether or not we are content to have God and nothing else. - Marshall Segal

As my 30th birthday approaches I’ve been reflecting on my life. Am I the only one who’s younger self imagined what their older self would be like? Sometimes my dreams were silly and self- centered. Sometimes my dreams…

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When Pure Joy No Longer Seems Possible

I recently heard a dear friend who lost her child a year ago say, "I don't know if I'll ever be able to experience joy without sorrow again."


Have you ever been there? Has grief or depression so permeated your heart that you no longer see pure joy possible?

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