Life is Full of Detours

Life is Full of Detours

If there is one Bible verse that really bugs me, it is Genesis 12:1 when God says to Abraham, “Go … to the land I will show you” (Genesis 12:1 ESV). Not only does it poke at my need for control, but I get lost … a lot. The Bible teaches that God determines the time...
Is Fear of Failure Holding You Down?

Is Fear of Failure Holding You Down?

“I’m done.” These are the words I said to myself this morning … “I’m done … I’m done believing the lies … I’m done holding back … I’m done bowing down to fear.” Have you ever sensed God calling you to some task? No sooner does He give you the vision, that you...
Why Do We Put On Masks?

Why Do We Put On Masks?

I was six years old when my mother had worked for weeks sewing the Halloween costume I asked for. Finally, the long-awaited day arrived. My mother dressed me in my full-length black witch costume, painted my face green, and topped it all off with a big, black pointy...
Teardrops in the Sand

Teardrops in the Sand

“You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle.” —Psalm 56:8 NASB [This post is an excerpt from Week Four of HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me] Read Genesis 21:15–16. Picture the scene in your mind. Describe the desperation of the...

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