Posts with the category “christian-living”

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No More Going It Alone
June 17th, 2022
[Part 2 of Rest For The Weary Soul series] have learned – and apparently need to re-learn often – that in those times when I feel unrest, when I am anxious or unsettled, when my stress-o-meter is in ...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Rest for the Weary Soul
June 10th, 2022
[Part 1 of the series, Rest For The Weary Soul] Lately, my soul has been feeling pretty weary. Some things have crept in and drained my joy, my peace and my motivation. And I need to rest, replenish a...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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When Fear Crowds Into Your Life
June 9th, 2022
Ever had a guest who overstayed their welcome? I sure have. He took up residence a long time ago and then refused to leave. Living with him camped out in my head became normal. He planted negative t...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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31 Scriptures about Being Still
June 2nd, 2022
Being still -- what a challenge for us today with our hurried schedules and responsibilities. But Oswald Chambers reminds us: 'The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God." With our atten...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Let It Go
May 21st, 2022
Over the years I have learned, when God tells me to eliminate a weed from my life, I can't just chop it off or cut it down. I must dig deep and remove the roots so that none of the weed will grow bac...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Singing the Song of Our Salvation
May 19th, 2022
While Miriam is perhaps a lesser-known woman of the Bible, she was given a front-row seat to some of the most dramatic miracles in history, starting with the one that unfolded on the banks of the Nile...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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When Bad Things Become Good Testimonies
May 13th, 2022
In Romans 8:28, God promises everything will all be good, right? In truth, sometimes everything is not good. Sometimes we lose, sometimes we fail, sometimes the relationship is not mended, sometimes ...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Coping with the Loss of Your Mom on Mother's Day
May 5th, 2022
Another Mother’s Day is upon us and admittedly my emotions are all over the chart. I lost my sweet mama three years ago and the thought of not celebrating with her is surreal. Some days the tears just...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Sharing Your Faith Story
May 4th, 2022
If you’ve ever struggled to put into words how God has been at work in your life, this article is for you! I’d love to be your Susan – to help put your faith stories into words so that other people in...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Scriptures about Testify
April 29th, 2022
Are you afraid to share your personal testimony with others? Are you thinking, why? What’s the point? Or, if you do share, are you worried you might say something wrong?...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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God Knew We Would Need Grace
April 26th, 2022
Her husband served the Lord faithfully for years. Now he was gone, and the grief crippled her. To make matters worse, she had no way to pay the bills. Bill collectors kept calling. Would her sons have...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Hanging On To Threadbare Hope
April 22nd, 2022
SHE WAS AT THE END OF HER ROPE. She ignored her gnawing hunger as she walked past the fish market and the baker’s cart, smelling warm bread as she passed. Her mind churned on overdrive, replaying the ...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Praying For Your Church
April 15th, 2022
What might happen if the people of today’s church began praying in earnest for our churches and church leaders? Can you just imagine a powerful flood of revival washing through our churches and out in...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Seeking Answers for Autism
April 13th, 2022
We didn’t know what autism was and didn’t know anyone with a child with autism. Googling autism back then made his future look grim, leading to more calls from friends, now with questions....  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Scriptures About Hope
March 31st, 2022
What is hope? Is it a wishy- washy maybe or a kind of unsure optimism? The modern idea of hope is “to wish for, to expect, but without certainty of the fulfillment; to desire very much, but with no re...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Praying Over Your Home
March 30th, 2022
What place is more central to our lives than home? So I want to invite you to do something you may have never done, or if you have, then I want to encourage you to do it again - pray over your home....  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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How Do I Simplify My Life?
March 25th, 2022
If I was truly going to make a meaningful difference, then I had to declutter my heart and mind of the things I no longer needed. ...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Sharing The Gospel with Those Around Us
March 18th, 2022
Are we willing to “be prepared to stop” what we are doing in our everyday lives to share the Gospel with those around us?...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Scriptures about Forgiveness
March 16th, 2022
In my personal experience, I didn't truly understand the meaning of forgiveness until God told me I had to forgive the unforgivable. I wrestled with this for a long time....  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Our Great Defender
February 18th, 2022
Throughout the Old Testament, we see God defending the Israelites against numerous bullies. In Genesis 15, God promised Abraham many blessings, including countless heirs, protection, provision, and la...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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How Do I Love My Neighbors?
February 17th, 2022
When the Pharisees asked Jesus about which was the greatest commandment, they weren’t asking because they didn’t know, they were asking to try to trip Jesus up. The issue became less about what they a...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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The Most Extravagant Valentine
February 15th, 2022
Through the years, I often felt unloved. The pit of my heart carried a nagging sense of deep emptiness. This, my friends, is a sad condition on any day. What if there’s a Valentine’s Day, and love, un...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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The Woman I Want To Be
February 11th, 2022
As we move forward, let’s give our attention to words that will encourage and lead us to become the woman God intended us to be. Let’s start this month with…focus. ...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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31 Scriptures about the Attributes of God
February 9th, 2022
We have curated this list of 31 Scriptures About the Attributes of God to help you get to know God by spending time reading His Word. This list is not all inclusive of every attribute of God. In truth...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Helping Kids Grow in Bible Knowledge
January 24th, 2022
"Serving in our church’s children’s ministry for almost two decades has taught me that not only does “a cheerful heart do good like medicine” but that we also learn more when it’s given with a dose of...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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In Memory of Me
January 21st, 2022
Have you ever wondered, "what will be said at my funeral in memory of me?" I have. After a friend's funeral this question led me to the Bible to learn about a woman whose faith was forever recorded in...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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How Studying the Bible Changed My Life
January 20th, 2022
My life was spiraling out of control, so what could it hurt? My sister had been encouraging me to attend the retreat for several years. Now my best friend joined her bandwagon. Things were tough in al...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Savor The Season
January 14th, 2022
If you are looking for your next Bible study or devotional series, let me tell you about “Savor The Season”. ...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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31 Scriptures about Worship
December 30th, 2021
Worship is to glorify and exalt God—to show our loyalty and admiration to our Father, through everything that we do....  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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I Need One Thing, Simplicity
December 28th, 2021
Whether we call it goal setting, planning, vision casting or just plain dreaming, the beginning of a new year always finds us thinking about things we want....  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Waking Up With Jesus
November 23rd, 2021
They were to stand every morning , thanking and praising the Lord, and likewise at evening. 1 Chronicles 23:30 Sitting at our breakfast table in the wee hours of the morning makes me want to ask the q...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Family Traditions
November 17th, 2021
With each life transition, I’ve learned to focus on why our traditions are treasured and that has helped me successfully find joy even in the presence of change....  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Giving Thanks in the Wait
November 8th, 2021
When we experience a season of waiting for God’s reply we must remember God’s way of doing things and His way of thinking is far beyond what we can comprehend. God is omniscient - all knowing. He know...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Teaching Our Kids to be Thankful
November 4th, 2021
Everything we have comes from the Father. I know this to be true, but do I demonstrate it with my actions? Or do I constantly complain about my circumstances? I can’t expect my child to understand tr...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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When You Are Feeling Weary
October 19th, 2021
We are weary. God creates our bodies so intricately. Each choice we make affects every part of us. How do we care for our souls as we care for our bodies?...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Finding Endurance Through God
October 13th, 2021
God is working in the midst of the storm. He is healing. He is cleansing. He is protecting. He is loving. He is delivering. If today finds you in the midst of a battle, my prayer for you is this: end...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Spiritual Care: The Foundation of Self-Care
September 10th, 2021
But here’s the deal, if we don’t take care of ourselves, we cannot care for others. We cannot continue at a frantic pace without stopping to take time to refill and refuel. We must make self-care a pr...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Verses to Pray Over Students
September 3rd, 2021
During your quiet time use the list below to pray for students, teachers, administrators and other school staff who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things headed in the right directio...  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer
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Faith is a Verb
May 30th, 2021
Oh sisters, there is such hope for us! Hope in the Son of God. Hope for our healing from years of suffering. Hope for our restoration from shame and exile....  Read More
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer

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