Protect Your Head & Pick Up Your Sword

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

“…and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.” Eph. 6:17 For the last few weeks we have studied critical components of the armor of…

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Waking up to the Real Battle

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in…

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101 Christianity

Thursday, September 13, 2018

     II Timothy calls us to invest in others as we live our story through spiritual multiplication. This principle of a believer’s faith being multiplied into people…

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Tuesdays In II Timothy 4:6-11

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Introduction Paul lived in a time not unlike our culture which bombarded people with false truth, causing many to turn away from the gospel and turn to self-absorption….

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 4:1-6

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Introduction: Two weeks ago Brandi reminded us that we must continue to run our race even though we will endure all kinds of hardship in this world. The…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy Leaving a Legacy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hi sisters, I want to pause in our study of the book of II Timothy to consider what it means to leave a legacy. Myself along with eight…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2:24-26

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Introduction In June and July we dug into the first and second chapters of II Timothy. We are half way through Paul’s final thoughts before he departed this…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2:20-23

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Introduction Last week Brandi reminded us that we need the foundational truths of the Gospel to be firmly rooted in our hearts. What we experience now has consequences…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2:1-4

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Introduction: Sacred sisters, we spent time in the month of June studying chapter 1 of II Timothy using the Inductive Bible Study Method. Whether you have been on…

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Tuesday in II Timothy 1:15-18

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Introduction Paul has been encouraging Timothy in many things at the beginning of this letter. He has affirmed Timothy’s faith, encouraged him to not be afraid and then…

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Learning to Read the Bible Again: Thoughts from a Recovering Legalist

Monday, May 7, 2018

“…Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matt. 4:4 Some time in my twenties I made the…

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More of Jesus: A Progress Report

Friday, March 30, 2018

“From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”  Ps. 61:2…

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Finally Freedom with Food

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Finally Freedom with Food by Courtney Garrett $3.00 PDF Download This PDF download is licensed for one person only and may not be re-sold or given away to…

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Living Your Story

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

by Courtney Garrett & Laura Wilcox $6.00 PDF Download (Five-part study plus a Leader’s Guide.)   This PDF download is licensed for one person only and may not…

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A Prayer for 2018: More of Jesus

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Raise your hand if you are starting the new year feeling a little overwhelmed with life. If your hand is up, rest assured I’m right there with you….

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Do you have peace?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

“And this will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly…

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Weathering the Storm with Christ

Friday, September 1, 2017

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed…Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are…

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You too?

Monday, July 31, 2017

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…” Hebrews 10:24 Women encouraging women in every chapter. This is the heart…

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Forgiveness is (often) a One-Way Street

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Col. 3:13 At Sacred Story…

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Thoughts on shopping, drinking and other touchy subjects

Thursday, April 27, 2017

“Walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Gal. 5:16 Howard Hendricks, my favorite seminary professor, wisely said, “You need to say…

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Singleness and the Sovereignty of God

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your…

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The Rest We Really Need

Monday, February 27, 2017

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” Is. 30:15a…

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Christmas Songs we Need to Sing All Year Long

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Israel’s strength and…

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The Mystery of Good/Hard

Monday, October 31, 2016

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter…

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Testing Page [Preview Only]

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

 Living Your Story by Courtney Garrett & Laura Wilcox What matters as you live your God-authored story? Relationships. Freedom. Obedience. Transformation. Surrender. Courtney Garrett and Laura Wilcox created the Living…

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Living Your Story Series

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What matters as you live your God-authored story? Relationships. Freedom. Obedience. Transformation. Surrender. Courtney Garrett and Laura Wilcox created the Living Your Story series to encourage every woman that her daily decision to follow the Lord matters.

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Jesus, Be Near to Me

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

“He is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” -Ps. 34:18 I’m a lover of old hymns for the ways they communicate the…

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The Gift of Knowing Him

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Heb. 13:8 One of the greatest blessings in my life is learning the attributes of God as a child….

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Why am I surprised, again?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your…

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The Footsteps that Follow After

Friday, July 1, 2016

I fled Him down the nights and down the days I fled Him down the arches of the years I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways Of my…

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Where True Healing Comes From

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are…

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Faith & a Flood Part 2

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The entry below was originally posted on May 29, 2015. Here we are 11 months later dealing with another flood. It is good to go back and read…

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Finally- Freedom With Food

Monday, March 28, 2016

“But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 15:57 (NLT) He is Risen! I pray your Easter was…

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You have a story to tell

Sunday, January 31, 2016

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that…

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Enduring the Wait

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

“…but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope…” Rom. 5:3-4 I wake up at 4:35am last Monday morning and…

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Dare to be Weird

Monday, November 30, 2015

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Rom. 12:2a When I was growing up as the middle between two…

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Five Words Change Everything

Monday, October 26, 2015

“I am yours; save me.” Ps. 119:94a Several years ago I went to see the movie Luther which is based on the life of Martin Luther and the…

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I did it. You can too.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and…

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Yes, God gives you more than you can handle

Monday, August 24, 2015

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are…

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The Gift of a Real Friend

Monday, August 3, 2015

“Every good and perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17a Years ago at the summer camp I attended as a girl, we spent many nights in the cabin…

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Good Grief

Monday, June 29, 2015

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time…

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Faith and a Flood

Friday, May 29, 2015

…Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1b-2a Our house flooded in…

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What the Tree is Teaching Me

Monday, May 4, 2015

A longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Prov 13:12b For the better part of the last 10 years, my husband and I have experienced various trials that…

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Who am I, anyway?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

“Cease striving and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10 (NASB) Lately, my life feels like the navigation app on my IPhone. The dotted circle is spinning and…

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The Healthiest New Year’s Resolution

Thursday, January 29, 2015

“…Fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7b-8 It’s no surprise 24 Hour Fitness and Weight Watchers will…

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Ode to Elisabeth Elliot

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

“God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that…

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Enduring the Mundane

Monday, December 1, 2014

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Gal. 6:9 Wake up….

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Are you really safe?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” Ps 119:6a Ebola. ISIS. Enterovirus. Random shootings. Cancer. Divorce. Miscarriage. Fill in the blank. What grips you with…

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What is Guaranteed to Change You

Friday, September 26, 2014

“God is near to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18 It has been said throughout the ages that love is the universal…

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Waiting to be Rescued

Monday, August 25, 2014

“He restores my soul.” Ps. 23:3a Christians are often referred to as sheep in the Bible. It is an interesting thing to be called a sheep. Sheep are,…

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Two Choices: What to do when you betray Jesus

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way…”     Is. 53:6a What comes to mind when you think about betrayal? My…

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Do I really have to have that to be happy?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

“…I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.  In any and every circumstance,…

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Loss of A Dream

Friday, May 30, 2014

“You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” Ps. 18:28 Recently, three close friends faced the unexpected death of a parent. I…

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The Most Important Prayer of Surrender

Monday, April 28, 2014

“Going a little ahead, he fell on his face, praying, ‘My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want….

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Free to Run

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

“I run in the path of your commands for you have set my heart free.” Ps. 119:32 What separates Christianity from all other world religions is the fact…

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Divine Delays- Part 2

Friday, February 28, 2014

See message by Courtney below to read Part 1 “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecc. 3:11 I’m convinced that there are lessons I would have…

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Divine Delays- Part 1

Monday, February 24, 2014

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” Ps. 62:5 (KJV) I know a little something about waiting on the Lord and I…

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Got Fruit?

Monday, January 27, 2014

“…The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Gal. 5:22-23 I remember hearing a story several years ago about a…

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Love of Strangers

Friday, December 13, 2013

“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Rom. 12:13 We’ve heard it before.  Seek to be Mary, not Martha. Don’t worry about “entertaining,” instead have…

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Shaken by Circumstances

Monday, November 25, 2013

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28…

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Contributors

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

  Laura Wilcox Laura launched Sacred Story Ministries in 2012 to come alongside women as they discover and live their God-authored stories. She also points women to God’s Word as…

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