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Relationship with God

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Why someone would build a relationship with Godwhy you want one, and why you need one.

Also,  How to build a strong foundation for that deep, meaningful, and personal relationship with God that your soul longs for.

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In many respects I am the last person who should ever be writing about this topic. God as Father? Childlike faith has almost always had an impossible and, if we are being perfectly honest, even slightly repulsive ring to it in my mind.

My whole childhood I LONGED to be a grownup. And now that I am one, I LOVE IT! I revel in it. Aging doesn’t phase me, it excites me!

The difficulties and obstacles that face me in adulthood have always been further ways to show “my strength“.  I pride myself on being able to do anything I put my mind to. I love that sense of “capable”ness, that the “grown-up” me has; a level of self-confidence I never experienced before.

But, believe it or not, this love of adulthood, is what set me on the path to appreciating what it means to have childlike faith.

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Personal Growth, Relationship with God

Top 10 Things Parenthood has Taught me About God

Parenthood. My calling. For the longest time I couldn’t decide how I felt about that… 6 kids in, maybe I am finally starting to get it.

I never planned on being a mother. I never envisioned kids, chaos, or constantly feeding people. That wasn’t my dream… But God had a bigger one.

Not only did I need to bring these little souls into the world to accomplish their irreplaceable part in His grand design….

Not only did I need to love and be loved by my husband…

Not only did I need to learn from them more about myself…

More than all that… I am certain that the BIGGEST reason God called me to parenthood was to teach me about Himself…

Relationship with God, Self Care

Is your Heart Fertile Ground? Reflection on the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13)

The garden at our house exploded with produce last year. The difference fertile ground makes is truly incredible!

The year before we were using the same soil that we had been using for the previous 4 years. The desperate lack of nutrients remaining in the soil was definitely starting to show. So we decided to build a whole new garden box and bought new topsoil. This process gave me an entirely new and different perspective on the Parable of the Sower.

Relationship with God

4 Attitudes Preventing Your Strong Relationship with God

How do you know if you have a strong relationship with God or not?

  • Do you feel like you are growing in your relationship with God… or is it stagnant?
  • Is your prayer life invigorating, changing you, or making a difference in your life… or is it something you fight?
  • Does God ever feel cold, heartless or distant?

Then your relationship with God could definitely use some TLC. 🙂

Let’s diagnose what might be causing your difficulties…

Personal Growth, Relationship with God, Seasonal Reflections

10 reasons to Seek a True Relationship with God this New Year

Are you still debating whether or not your relationship with God needs a little TLC this year? My guess is that you already know the answer to that question… the real question is whether or not YOU are ready to give a your relationship with God the effort and attention it needs… Maybe you just need to be reminded what a true relationship with God could look like in your life!

Well, what does a true relationship with anyone look like?

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