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Do you dislike Lent? Does it feel like a season for annoying rules and complaining? Do your good intentions feel somehow unappreciated or worthless? Does your extra prayer or acts of service seem empty, aimless or uncertain?

Hatred for Lent seems to be an epidemic…. I’ve never met anybody who liked it, so I started to think maybe I was crazy (Because I LOVE Lent). But, a couple years ago in prayer He gave me this revelation that changed everything!

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Discernment, Seasonal Reflections

How to make Good Lenten Resolutions

How can you be sure that your Lenten resolutions this year have you on the right track? Will you be able to accomplish them?

How do you gauge if you had a “good” Lent? What is necessary to “have a good Lent”?

So, many questions, one simple answer.

Quiet and Listening to God, Relationship with God, Seasonal Reflections

5 Practical Ways to Cultivate a Quiet Heart

Lord, give me a quiet heart that does not ask to understand, but confident steps forward in the dark guided by your hand. – Elizabeth Elliot

My word of the year for 2021 was “Silence” (which came hot on the heels of 2020’s, “Listening” – I guess God decided I didn’t get the memo the first time).

Needless to say, the concept of silence has become one of deep reflection for me for a while and I just now feel like I am barely scratching the surface. I’m almost sad 2021 is ending soon, but what better way to honor these two life-changing years on a life-changing lesson than to share a few of the things that I have learned.

Relationship with God, Seasonal Reflections, Self Care

How to Combat Spiritual Burnout This Holiday Season

Spiritual Burnout can be especially bad around the Holidays, and you may not even know you have it!

Entering the holidays almost always fills us with a mutual sense of excitement and dread. Excitement at the thought of having some time off and enjoying all the sparkly and delicious things we love. It fills us with hopes and expectations of the ideal ways things could go in our minds, but dread at the knowledge that so often we spend every last ounce of our energy trying to realize our perfect dream, but, at the end of the day, nothing really changes and every year we seem to come out of this season “of rest” even more exhausted than before.

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?