Surround Yourself with Positive & Supportive People

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As more life is experienced, I realize how important it is to surround myself with positive and supportive people.  Think of the prayer and discernment Jesus wrestled with when choosing his twelve disciples.  Luke 6:12-16 says, “One day soon afterward…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Boxing Ring of Life

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“In all these things we are more than victorious, through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37) Some days are so overwhelming. I feel the boxing match has started, but I am just too worn-out to fight.  The bell is about to…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Mothering Myths

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Mothering Myths Perfectionism – what an indecent word!  Just the thought of it plagues mothers with an array of emotions.  I thought of a few “Mothering Myths” inhibiting us from ever feeling good enough:  A mom is responsible for her children’s happiness….

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Are Sneaky Persuasions Leading You To Defeated Thoughts?

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The world provides a sneaky way of getting into our thinking. We feel the whole world is against us, when in actuality, it is the devil persuading our thoughts. For example: *Your friend may have said something that hurt your feelings,…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

10 Keys to Building Lasting Relationships

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Relationships can be difficult and messy, and marriage is no exception to the rule.  We might fool ourselves into thinking our marriage has nothing to do with leadership/success.  On the contrary, it is everything.  Nothing will undermine our effectiveness faster…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Steady Anchor Stabilizes A Drifting Life

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As our world spins a little more out of control each day, we look around and shake our heads in amazement.  Worry fills our hearts for our kids’ futures.  Worry fills our minds with the crashing of our country’s morals. …

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Ditch the Mask and Desire the Real

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Life can throw some nasty curve balls.  Medical diagnoses, family hurts, wayward children, financial setbacks, betrayal, and loss of hope are just a few of the struggles that invade our real lives.  Perhaps a life changing battle has invaded your…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Steps to Hearing From God

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A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD determines his steps.  (Proverbs 16:9) In the busyness of everyday life, the challenge to hear God’s voice can seem impossible.  Few things have more impact on listening than our attitudes.  If…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

The Sting of Social Media

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Social media is here to stay, which provides the opportunity to get tangled in its web a constant temptation.  You see a picture on Instagram, and suddenly realize the picture of them – without you in it.  Immediately you are…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Choose Joy

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Image via Pexels “For you have made me rejoice, LORD, by what You have done; I will shout for joy because of the works of Your hands.” (Psalm 92:4) Joy describes more than a smile.  It goes deep to the…

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."

Encourage One Another Up and Build Each Other Up

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“I will tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.”  (Matthew 12:36) I believe our culture cordially invites us to partake in judgment, insecurity, and comparison.  Attributes the devil celebrates. …

Heather Hoerst

Heather Hoerst

Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory."