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One of my favorite dreams I’ve had was of a vast, beautiful library in heaven, in which many of the books were waiting to become real on earth. Each was filled with stories of the love, grace, goodness, and power of God in a person’s life. But for one reason or another, not all the …

Pax Vobiscum

Whether you paid in January or are a last-minute person, bless everything you pay in taxes. Ask God to direct it to do something genuinely good, regardless of any who want to use it for selfish purposes. Even if the system is unfair and needs change, your resentment about what you’re paying will only make …

Quality Time

The quality of my day usually comes down to this: growing in the faith, hope, and love  I experience when I’m focused on Jesus, or surviving the fear, sadness, and resentment I endure when I’m fixated on anything else. “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him” (Mark 9:7).

Unleash Your Peace

Is your peace all it can be? Your peace in Christ is never subject to your circumstances or the judgments of others. Your peace is an impenetrable shield against frustration, temptation, rejection, and any other negative tion. Your peace is stronger than pain, problems, and your past. Your peace empowers you to work in confidence, …

Breathe

When you're having a hard time distinguishing God's voice from the chaos in your head, it may help to remember what he doesn't sound like first. Any thought that opens a door for fear, hopelessness, or resentment is never from him. When you recognize they're not his, and therefore not part of who you really …