Do Not Be Anxious!

Do Not Be Anxious!

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT). Statistics show that about 85% of the things that spend time worrying about actually never take place! So much of our energy is spent worrying about things that by the end of the day or the end of the week will never happen. Anxiety is nothing more than fear-based and is definitely not from God. In fact, scripture tells us that there is a spirit that impacts us and causes us to worry. That spirit is the “spirit of fear”. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. – 2

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The Search for Who I Am!

The Search for Who I Am!

There is one question that I believe at some level each one of us is attempting to answer with all of the things that we do in our life. This question shows up in our workplace, in our parenting, in our friendships, and in our marriages! The question is, “who am I?!” The lack of identity is an epidemic of our culture today! I believe that a high percentage of people are aimlessly walking into situations, relationships, events and careers without having any understanding or idea of who they are. All of this creates devastation in peoples lives on a daily basis. This is all a part of the enemy’s plan! The enemy is known as the father of lies in the Bible, so he loves nothing more than to lie to us. And also to get us to lie to ourselves! If he can get us to lie to

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Love Sacrificially

Love Sacrificially

Love comes in many forms. In today’s culture we have a tendency to throw the ‘love’ word around for just about anything. Stephanie and I love Mexican food. We love ice cream. We love date night…and many other things that we do together. Love can have different meanings depending on what your situation is or the people that you are around. As many of you know there is another kind of love that completely transcends any of the superficial ‘loves’ that we claim on a daily basis. This kind of love is Agape Love. God is very clear and He calls us to this different kind of love. We are supposed to love our spouse everyday with this sacrificial love. Ephesians 5:1-2 states 1Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. 2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as

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Love Radically

Love Radically

FOCUS: Words to Prepare Your Mind “When we know that we are loved by God, loved beyond measure, we can dive in and take a chance.” – Sheila Walsh, Imagine Devotional Journal “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). PUSH: Words to Influence Your Spirit Would you consider your love for Jesus to be ‘radical love’? Whether you feel that your love for Jesus is radical or not, know this: Jesus is radically in love with you. Let me tell you what radical love means. It is having an all-consuming, passionate love for God—the kind of love God has for you. Do you want this radical kind of love in your life? If you do, let me tell you how to get it. First and foremost, if you don’t have it, you have to

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Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress

For many people, ‘Tis the Season means ‘Tis the Season to be STRESSED! It can be very stressful to navigate all of the family responsibilities along with the extra responsibilities that come along with Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the Holidays, most people will find that there are stressful events that are in our control and also some stressful events that are out of our control. There are many areas in everyday life that cause stress but here are a few areas that Stephanie and I believe are significant and can cause a high-level of stress during the Holidays. Shopping Family Dynamics Money (To hear a detailed description of these three areas, watch the November addition of the Love and Learn Series hosted by Bryan and Stephanie Vignery. You can find the video by following this link: https://vimeo.com/300650646.  To join in to the FREE Love and Learn Series the first Wednesday of

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