Even if…He is still Good

I’m becoming increasingly hesitant to turn on the news channels. The looping news topics are about all things negative and fewer things to hope for.  If I ever wanted to feel bad about the world I live in, I can turn on the news for a guaranteed dose of disappointment.  Do you ever notice that what’s presented […]

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The Deepest Needs

Until God is enough for you, no one else will ever be. The deepest needs are the hardest met ones.  If you asked a group of people what their deepest needs are, they’d all probably give you a different answer.  Many people don’t even know what their deepest needs are, although they feel them continuously. But God is […]

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Raising Standards

This past Saturday, I went to brunch with a few girlfriends.  During our casual conversation, one of them (who’s been married for 5 years) was “giving advice” to another (who’s single and desiring to be married). In her advice, she told her that marriage was a business deal and should be treated as such by focusing on how […]

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Learning to Love the YOU that God Loves

It didn’t come easily for me.  I’m now in my thirties and as I look back on my life, I realize that I spent the majority of my life striving to be someone other than ELANA. I wouldn’t say it out loud for fear of awkward looks or punishment from other’s opinions of me.  But […]

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The Definition of an Empowered Narrative

Having an empowered narrative is probably one of the sexiest things you can have – really. It’s not hidden nor is it to be taken lightly. This type of empowerment flows through your veins and seeps through your pores. Others can sense it on you. When you have an empowered narrative, you feel free because you are able […]

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The Promise Keeper

“The Lord came to Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what He had promised.” Genesis 21:1 HCSB I want to share with you a love story about a woman named Sarah. Sarah was married and her husband was pretty established.  He loved her dearly and in return, she followed his […]

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Don’t Fear Destruction

 “Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. BUT I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat…” Genesis 6:17-18 NLT (Emphasis added) With all the terrorist attacks, crime, negative news reports, and our own fears, it’s no […]

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