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10 Ways to Read More

We’re almost half-way through 2017— so how are those New Year’s resolutions of yours? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably let a few slide or you’re barely holding on to others. Reading was one of my resolutions, and there have been quite a few days and weeks where I’ve struggled to keep up—and today is definitely one of those days. So like the weirdo I am, I wrote this blog post for myself but thought I’d share it with you.

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Enough

We’ve all probably heard or said the phrase, “That’s enough!” It communicates that someone’s had a sufficient amount of something. Sometimes you say it when you’re at an all you can eat buffet, and you can’t eat anymore. Or maybe if you’ve driven your mom to the brink of insanity with your behavior. The word enough signifies nothing more is required. There is a song that says, “Christ is enough for me.” The first time I sang that song, I couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming conviction as I thought to myself, “Is Christ enough for me? Is Christ my life?”  I know He’s not always enough for me, and as I look around, I see others are facing the same struggles I am. Why is Christ not enough for us?

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Getting a Nation’s Attention

First Samuel 17 reveals the character and boldness of a young teen named David. He caught the eye of a king and an entire nation. He did so living in a day where he couldn’t post a video of himself online to millions of people. We have this ability today, yet we can’t seem to get people’s attention. How did David gain the attention of a nation? How did a teen make such a drastic, dramatic change in history? Truth—this is what made the difference for David.

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