Spiritual Growth

Mood booster or just a little encouraging nudge from art in words will give hope for any occasion.

Comfort Zone

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March 2020… we went to sleep one night and woke up to a global pandemic the next morning. What? A pandemic? A Star Wars fan, I’m tempted to add the words, A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But, that is not true, is it? It wasn’t far away. It was right in the…

Digging Into History To Know When It’s “Your” Time

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For those who are believers in Jesus Christ, have you ever asked, why weren’t you raptured the moment of your conversion? It’s simple. God left us here for the accomplishment of a kingdom purpose. But, we easily get wrapped up in the wrong purpose: paychecks, power, and popularity. This one high school senior kept saying,…

Three Things Blocking Your Spiritual Growth

If you are concerned with trying to be as in touch with your spirituality as possible, then a big part of that is knowing what kinds of things tend to get in the way of it. Everyone has these blockages to deal with; it’s very much just a part of being human. But if you…

Light Therapy for All

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is commonly known to happen in Alaska where there are long periods of darkness. Many people experience SAD during the winter months (due to the weather’s darker periods) or during seasonal holidays. The symptoms include fatigue, depression, hopelessness, and social withdrawal. And, the most effective therapy is: LIGHT therapy. In Matthew…

Your Time is Now

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So many of us walk around aimlessly for a long portion of our lives trying to figure life out. Or we have an idea of what “we want to be when we grow up” but that idea either changes or situations in life deter us so that dream takes a long time to fulfill or…

Tension, It Happens

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New beginnings—an opportunity for adventure, challenge, personal growth, and so much more. I’m a new beginnings junkie. Hooked on the excitement of the unknown, I strive to trust God for my very next step, confident that He leads the way and has my back. As a personal coach, I get to partner with those on…

Do Want A Bite?

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The fight to survive is a daily struggle. What I mean is that each day you are in a fight: a fight not to revert to your old self, the fight to deal with daily disappointment and hurt, a fight not to blow your cool—say something that in that moment—you should have withheld [Proverbs 15:4…

Real Love vs. Fake Love

Real Love vs. Fake Love-Chispa Magazine

In week one, we talked about conforming to Biblical Truth, and not conforming to the world. In week two, we talked about why that Truth is so important, because it is the plan of the Enemy to separate you from your salvation and your savior. In week three, we explored the consequences of holding to…

The Paradox of What is Good

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Good, according to Merriam Webster means “of favorable character or tendency.” Usually when everything is going “well” people say, “I had a good day.” Or when a kid brings home an A+, as a parent, we consider that a “good” grade. It is funny the things we “believe” and “say” are good. We measure “good”…