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A Fresh Beginning - What will you do differently after the Covid -19 lockdown?

A Fresh Beginning - What will you do differently after the Covid -19 lockdown?

Our "control" illusion has been exposed, and the ground beneath our feet feels like it has shifted.  Maybe forever.

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Why Prayer is Actually Good for Your Schedule

Why Prayer is Actually Good for Your Schedule

Busy That's what most of us think of when we think of our schedules. We are a busy culture. We have so many options to fill our time, attention, and budget. I know for me, my weekends will sometimes book several months in advance. It's crazy! If you are in sports or extracurriculars, you have to be so careful on how your time is filled up. Sometimes, all those practices and rehearsals can interfere with upcoming group projects or major exams. Sometimes, we want to help with clubs or ministry groups, so we commit to major weekly or monthly time...

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A Life Beyond the Checklist

A Life Beyond the Checklist

The Blaze Planner is NOT a checklist for being a better-than-you Christian. It is NOT a checklist for being a detail-oriented wife. It is NOT a checklist for being a hyper-efficient mother. 1 Thess. 4:1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. Wikipedia states “A checklist of the type of job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory and attention. It helps to...

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7 Steps to Keeping God First

7 Steps to Keeping God First

Step 1 – Begin with Christ and Heaven in Mind – It is easy to start with our dreams, our goals, our bucket lists and our plans, but what about starting with The Book that has all the answers and what our priorities should be based on?  For example, if I want to get my finances in order, will I choose to follow the latest “get rich quick” trend or will I reach for the timeless biblical principles designed for long term financial success to the Glory of God? Did you know that the Bible has over 2000 verses about money, possessions, and its management?  Whatever you do, begin with God. He keeps His promises!  Step 2 – Read and memorize what the Bible Says – But where do I begin?  That is a great...

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Want real change? 4 Ways to Power Up your Prayer Life

Want real change?  4 Ways to Power Up your Prayer Life

  It can be challenging to be consistent with prayers.  The busyness of life and distractions of our never ending “screen obsessions”, can interfere and even prevent us from growing in our relationship with God.  The Bible says to pray “without ceasing” (1 Thes. 5:16-18).  There is good reason for that…..we have a real enemy that prowls around “like a roaring Lion looking for someone to devour” – 1 Pet. 5:8. Satan hates to hear us pray.  Priscilla Shirer sums it up well in her book Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer - “Prayer is the portal that brings the power of heaven...

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