you can do hard things

Content in Grace

How to Always, Always Have Enough

You may be walking through a time of need, a time of lack, a season of rejection, a moment of pain. But this much is absolutely true – all that you will ever truly need is available to you, by the grace of God, through a relationship with his Son, Jesus Christ. 

Light of the World

You Are the Light of the World

Live openly. Share your life. Share your faith. Treat others with the grace with which God has treated you. Wear your relationship with Jesus on your sleeve, publicly and proudly.

Take a Sabbath Day Off

Be a Weekend Warrior, Not a Weekend Worrier

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When you live in a healthy rhythm, taking a day off to refuel and recharge, you’ll be far more effective and productive in the other six days. It’s just the way God made it. And he made it that way because he loves you!

Be Thankful

The Secret to Being “At Peace” with Life

Want peace? Express gratitude. Thank God every morning for life and the day ahead. Thank God in all of your moments of potential frustration. And then close every day by listing three things you’re thankful for from the day. 

Better Stories

You Choose What Stories You Rehearse

You don’t always get to choose what happens to you. But you do get to choose 1.) what you focus on, and 2.) what story assign to what you’re focusing on. So focus on eternal truth. Focus on Christ and his love. Focus on people. And repeat biblical stories about yourself, about God, and about others, about your past and about your future.

Focus On Good Things

You Choose What You Focus On

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You only have a limited amount of mental energy and focus. Spend it on the things that make you more like Jesus, healthier in your relationships, and closer to God. 

Don't Worry You Are Valuable

Jesus Sees Your Value, Even When You Don’t

Jesus ties our need to live worry-free to our value before God. Because you are much more valuable than any bird, which God cares for out of his goodness and love, he will definitely take care of you. 

God is Good

The Underestimated, Secret Power of Humility

I believe that one of the most powerful things you can do each and every day, as well as in those moments of emotional crisis, is to abandon self, slip off the throne of your life, and humble yourself before the throne of God. Give him absolute authority over you and trust him to determine if and when you’ll rise to greatness, and he will, in due time. 

Women Rise Up

God’s Word for Women: Rise Up!

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Jesus’ tendency was always to find ways to empower women to rise up and speak up, even when surrounded by a culture that would assign them a less influential place in the order of things.

Who You Are

How Jesus Gives Us Confidence

Find yourself in a relationship with Christ and you’ll know peace with God, peace with yourself, and peace with your world. There are plenty of counterfeit sources of false confidence, but connecting with your Creator and his purposes for you is where real confidence and peace come from.