Category Archives: thoughts by Claire Colvin

God Will Not Waste Your Life

I lose sight of that sometimes. In the midst of an ordinary day I forget that I have this incredible hope. When I feel weak, forgotten, worn out or left behind it’s often because I’ve taken my eyes off of the hope that Jesus bought for me on the cross. Continue reading

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Tune My Heart

It can be hard to hear God in the busyness of life. Take today’s lesson to hear how to listen better. Question: When is it hard to hear God? Where do you find it easiest to hear His gentle whisper? Continue reading

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The Other Side of Confession

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 You probably know that the word “confession” means, “agreeing with God”. When we confess our … Continue reading

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Freedom Reigns in This Place

One of the most incredible things God gives us is the gift of freedom. He lifts the burden of sin and the wages of death and He sets us free. Continue reading

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Chaos Now For Beauty Later

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 (NLT) I am in … Continue reading

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Guard Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.” Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Years ago I said to my brother, “I’m not sure if that’s supposed to be a compliment or an insult.” I’ll never forget what he said next. Continue reading

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God Does the Heavy Lifting

I am still learning the balance between relying on God and doing my part. We show up, tools in hand, but He does the heavy lifting. God will provide. Continue reading

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Nowhere to Go But Up

One of the most common questions of the Christian life is this: how do I know God’s will for my life? Continue reading

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Starting From Scratch

“…the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” Romans 4:17b Have you ever looked at your life and thought, “This is hopeless”? Maybe the doctor said there was nothing else they could … Continue reading

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Wait, That’s It?

“For 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 Years ago I walked into the Registrar’s office and changed the course … Continue reading

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Trusting God Takes Practice

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 My pastor was talking about trust and the vital … Continue reading

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Standing on One Leg

“He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he … Continue reading

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Not Even a Little Bit

by Claire Colvin “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.’” Matthew 28:18 Matthew 28:18-19 is a very familiar passage – it’s the one about going and making disciples. … Continue reading

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