Tag Archive for: growth

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Growing Pains / Growing Joys

We don’t have to feel burdened about spiritual growth when we remember that growth is given by God (1 Corinthians 3:6–7) and powered by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22), and that our job is simply to journey with Him and follow His lead. 
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3 Common Lies About the Wilderness Season

We often unknowingly enter the wilderness season. Everything's all fine and good, until things stop working out the way you had hoped for. It’s a confusing and disorienting place to be. 
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Embracing My New Season of Serving “Less”

When I settled into a new church and took on significantly fewer commitments, my husband summed up my new season with these reassuring words: “You can rest now, Sarah.”  But some days I still find myself unsettled, having given up more than I'd anticipated.