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The Lost Art of Being Still and Knowing God

When we create intentional space in our daily routine to be still, to be quiet, to be undistracted and to reflect… it not only provides relief from stress, it draws us closer to God.  When we incorporate this practice into how we approach reading the Bible,  the Word of God comes to life for us in new ways, and our lives are transformed in the process. This video provides a few easy ways you can incorporate meditating on God’s Word…

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The Way You Carry It

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It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it. -C.S. Lewis A friend recently told me, “When I saw on instagram everything you’ve been up to, I was exhausted just seeing it!” She was complimenting me, commending my ability to hustle and “get it done”. Instagram has a way of making us all seem more put together, successful, and let’s face it, more photogenetic than we are. That said, when you put the highlight reel…

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How to Read the Bible Every Day and Love It!

  Here’s a few tips to help you develop meaningful daily time in God’s Word: Find a quiet and undistracted space to read the Bible. Find a consistent time to read the Bible. Find a translation or two that works for you. Avoid scrolling and email checking during your daily time in God’s Word. Keep at it. Less is more. And I want to invite you to join me in reading the Bible everyday. I’ve created The 365 Plan with…

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The 365 Plan

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When I first began following Jesus, a youth worker at my local church handed me a Bible and a devotional called “10 Challenges of a World Changer” by Ron Luce. She encouraged me to find time everyday to read the devotional and the corresponding Bible passages, and to expect God to speak to me as I did these two simple things. That began my decades long love-affair with the Word of God. Over the years, my practice of daily devotions…

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Sermons

VIDEO SERMON: Posting It or Living It

  This message was part of Liberty Church‘s recent teaching series: “Fake or Follower”, inspired by Andi Andrew’s book of the same name. My prayer is that you are encouraged to love practically and deeply, and that your faith in this world shines bright!   CLICK TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON…

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