Do You Have an Ideality Gap?

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So I questioned, and still question today, my inner slave driver. “Do you seriously believe you can out-think, out-plan and out-produce the God of the Universe?" After all is said and done and re-done and re-said, He gives to us even in our sleep!

Keep Calm and Cry Out to Jesus

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Sometimes life's pain can be so physically and/or emotionally draining that something needs to give... quickly. When even the best of human efforts makes little difference, there is always something we can do - "cry out" to the Lord.

The Green Grass Is Under You

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While the enemy is voicing what you lack, God is voicing what you have! And right now you have green grass UNDER YOU. The finished work of Jesus Christ is literally UNDER YOU and IN YOU. Sit in it.

Just. Be. Held.

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If your eyes are on the storm You'll wonder if I love you still, But if your eyes are on the cross You'll know I always have and I always will.

How to Question God

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Jesus Himself set a surprising precedent for questioning God. So I don’t think it’s a holy thing to never question Him.

“Someone Else” To Fight For You!

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You may not have tens of thousands followers rooting for you on Twitter. Yet rest assured, when you turn to THE Stronghold - you will be truly “known.” He is The Great "Someone Else" who will fight for you. Lean on Him - because He is there for you, with you, and best of all... in you!

Are We There Yet?

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  – Joe Fornear Exhaustion… terrible inconvenience… unsanitary conditions… a nightmare scenario. Maybe God is trying to tell us something...
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Three Keys to Thankfulness (Part 2)

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But a huge stumbling block to this determination (to be thankful) is the stubborn belief that thankfulness is a result of trouble-free existence. "I'd like to be thankful, but everything keeps breaking down around this house." "I'd like to be thankful, but God hasn't fulfilled my greatest need yet."