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A Modern-Day Prayer for God’s Warrior: You

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A Modern-Day Prayer for God’s Warrior: You

Some weeks are just plain rough. The car breaks down, you lose your temper big-time with the kids, your whole department at work gets laid off—you name it. There’s no way through it except to just embrace the struggle, give it to God, and keep on going the best you can.

If this is you this week, we see you. In fact, we’re right there with you.

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God Gives Us The Skills We Need—Even with the Alarm Clock

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God Gives Us The Skills We Need—Even with the Alarm Clock

I don’t know about you, but my kids are on summer break, and I’m really getting used to waking up at seven or eight for work instead of six a.m. Not everyone is a morning person, after all. I’m not—I like to say becoming a parent forced me to pretend I am, but left to my own devices, I’d probably roll out of bed at ten each day.

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Even the ‘meh’ can be spiritual warfare

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Even the ‘meh’ can be spiritual warfare

Ever have one of those days? You know what I mean, when everything goes wrong and you just feel like crawling back into bed for ten days? The kind of days where even the best coffee can’t make even a bit of difference, because you know eventually the caffeine is going to wear off and you’re just going to feel exactly the same way?

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Jesus and coffee: my wakeup call

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Jesus and coffee: my wakeup call

There’s something about the smell of freshly brewed coffee that knocks my socks off. Do you know what I mean? It’s especially strong on those mornings when I’m bone-weary and I stayed up too late the night before with a sick kid, or just replays of my to-do list running circles in my mind. The alarm will go off, and I’ll be tempted to hit snooze. Again. And again. And then that scent drifts in from the kitchen, and suddenly I’m staggering to the coffeepot, and presto. The day has officially begun. I used to have a motto: I run...

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