Closer to Jesus

Start Beating the Worry Trap Today! (There is a freebie for you!)

“The Lord does not see us. The Lord has abandoned us” is a declaration of doubting. At the core of this statement is the sin of worry. This one sin sets in motion idolatry. It leads us to worship our ways, not the Lord’s. Fear and impatience prompt us to trust anything other than God. Worry escorts our faith to the grave. And nothing disappoints God as much as this! The Israelites have a history

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Closer to Jesus

What Does Hesitating to Obey God Cost You?

The angels urged him, “Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.” But Lot hesitated. Have you ever hesitated at first when God calls you to take a step of faith into His purpose for you? How long does it take you to obey Him? What holds you back? We don’t know what caused Lot to hesitate, but we

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Closer to Jesus Missions

“You Were Born for This”

I find no sweeter place on earth than when I’m reading God’s word, listening to one teach/preach about Jesus, and worshiping our Lord in song with His people. The peace I experience in these is unheard of in any other part of my life. I yearn for it. I am frustrated when my time is short inhibiting these moments with the Lord. When this part of my life goes lacking, I feel off. Essentially, I

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Parenting

Growing the Faith of Your Preschooler

He puts on his Superman cape, stands on the coffee table, jumps into the air and yells, “Superman to the rescue!” He flies in the air then slumps on the floor. Getting up, he dares to save the world all over again.  Later that evening, all tucked in bed, you hear him squeal, “Mommy, Mommy, read David and Goliath again!” With excitement, energy, and anticipation, our son just knew that he could be David one

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Parenting

How to Teach Faith to Your Baby

God has made each person in His image. Creating us according to His likeness means all people are spiritual learners. This begs the answers to a couple of questions, “Are babies spiritual learners? And if they are, how do parents engage them in faith?” I was holding my almost three-month-old granddaughter the other day, and she became fussy. Once I turned on the music of her mobile, she calmed. The music soothed her spirit as I

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