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faithbuilder Dominic Russo

Dominic Russo

We have an unrelenting passion to bring the kingdom of God and transformation to the nations. That passion fuels everything we do, it keeps us up at night and what wakes us up in the morning, we can’t ever shake it. We live with this burning sense of the call of God over our lives […]

31 Days Of Prayer For The Dreamer and The Doer

31 Day Prayer Challenge for The Dreamer And The Doer

We hear it all the time. The pep talks. The motivation to go out there and make our dreams come true. We hustle, we succeed, we cry, we rejoice, we fail, we dream, we do. The life of a dreamer can look so inspiring and so beautiful and so full of adventure. And it is. […]

Why Transformation Is So Hard by Miafede faithful reflections

Why Transformation Is So Hard by Miafede

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12: 2   Transformers hit theatres in 2007 to the delight of 12-year-olds (and some former 12-year-olds) everywhere.  Over […]

Audio Books For Hope

5 Faithful Audiobooks That Will Bring More Hope To Your Life

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.- Robert Fulghum The old saying goes that “when it rains, it […]

Lee Strobel faith builder

Lee Strobel

Mother Teresa used the analogy of electricity: “The wire is you and me; the current is God,” she said. “We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, and produce the light of the world—Jesus.   Skepticism and doubt are undeniably intertwined with what it means to be faithful. You often […]

Hope by Miafede

“When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, ‘Do you wish to get well?’” John 5:6   James Cameron is an accomplished inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. He’s also directed a couple of movies you may have seen – do The Terminator, Titanic, […]

6 Ways To Take Care of Your Soul’s Wellness in 2018

All will be well this year, and it starts with the commitment you make to your soul to keep it light and healthy. Resolutions come and go, desires change, but your soul is your most important asset because, well, it is you! As you make goals to be physically healthier, don’t forget to nourish the most […]

Dr. Brené Brown

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”   Texan Dr. Brené Brown has become an incredible figure for her thoughts on […]

Radical Gratitude by Miafede

Miafede chronicles the thoughts of a traveler in this faith journey with brothers and sisters who believe we are not alone and seek a closer union with God and each other.   “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)   Christian scholar […]

5 Ways To Get Ready for Goal-Setting in 2018

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ― Ellen Goodman 2018 is going to be your […]

Bible Verses for Loneliness

Bible Verses For Comfort If You Are Feeling Lonely This Christmas

Whether you are alone or surrounded by a room full of people, loneliness can creep up faster during the holiday season when there is so much pressure to connect with others. There are a million situations you could be dealing with this Christmas, but loneliness does not have to be one of them. God is […]

7 Bible Verses That Will Inspire Giving

7 Bible Verses To Inspire A Spirit Of Giving This Season

The Christmas season is often synonymous with high financial stress. You have holiday parties here and gifts to buy there, not to mention travel expenses. It all can add up quickly, and it is overwhelming. In this, it’s easy to forget the blessing it is to be able to worry about these things. For some, it […]

5 Advent Resources to Kickstart the Season

5 Advent Resources To Kickstart The Season

The Advent Season begins this Sunday, December 3rd, ushering in the joyous celebration of the coming of Christ. It’s also the season of constant RSVP’s to holiday this-and-that’s, family pressures, work crunches, and schedule juggling, so it can be easy to let a Sunday slip here and there. However, as our soul, body, and mind […]

In Your Own Words by Judy Knotts

Judy Knotts is a local mentor, writer, consultant, entrepreneur, and CEO, heavily committed to the spiritual well-being of our community and lifting it higher with grace. We continue to be inspired and motivated by her work with Mobile Loaves and Fishes and other organizations, and through her writing. You’ll find her thought-provoking pieces in the Austin-American […]

I Lost My Dream Because I Didn’t Ask This One Question…

Created Woman exists to empower and equip women to be who they are created to be inside and out. Guest Post by Heather Frierson Fourteen years ago, I laid down a dream that had been in me since I was 12-years-old. I know that feeling. That feeling of losing something you’ve worked so hard for […]

Amazing Grace…How Sweet The Sound

Created Woman exists to equip and empower women to be who they are created to be inside & out. Guest Post by Raema Mauriello If I could get into a time machine, go back 15 years and tell my 19-year-old self that I would become a mother of four, a Christian author and a pastor, I would […]

Mark Batterson

  Embrace relational uncertainty. It’s called romance. Embrace spiritual uncertainty. It’s called mystery. Embrace occupational uncertainty. It’s called destiny. Embrace emotional uncertainty. It’s called joy. Embrace intellectual uncertainty. It’s called revelation.   We have featured Draw the Circle: 40-Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson, a book that is never far from our side, and Play […]

Not “My” Sin by Miafede

Miafede chronicles the thoughts of a traveler in this faith journey with brothers and sisters who believe we are not alone and seek a closer union with God and each other. Then I acknowledged my sin to you     and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess     my transgressions to the Lord. And you forgave […]

Margaret Feinberg

Without coffee, mornings would be difficult. Without God, life would be impossible.   We all have that teacher growing up, whether in school or in Sunday school class, that had an impact on the way we look at life. We cling to the lessons they taught us through adulthood. Margaret Feinberg is one of those amazing […]

Serve With Purpose In Your Season

Created Woman exists to equip and empower women to be who they are created to be inside & out. Guest Post by Crystal Beaux “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,  and whoever wants to be first must be your slave  just as the Son of Man did not […]

Nick Vujicic

I am not afraid to try and fail- Nick Vujicic   November is the month of feeling gratitude but has it been hard for you to feel grateful in these turbulent times? Our #faithbuilder this week is one of the most positive and inspirational Christians on this Earth. You may have seen him on one […]

Trust Has Consequences by Miafede

Miafede chronicles the thoughts of a traveler in this faith journey with brothers and sisters who believe we are not alone and seek a closer union with God and each other. Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and […]

Unshakeable by Christine Caine

“God wants you to live on Mission. On Point. Fulfilling all that He has called you to do. So as we journey through this daily devotional together, it is my prayer that your faith grows bigger than any storm you encounter. That your faith grows bigger than any fear shaking your world. That you grow […]

The Quest Bible Study: Conclusion Review

By Renè  Our journey on our Quest study is in the final stretch. As I mentioned previously, this is not your typical Bible study. There wasn’t a theme that ties each chapter together. Each day has been different throughout our journey to a more intimate relationship with God. Questions that arose after our personal study […]

Finding Dignity by Judy Knotts

Guest Post by Judy Knotts It was a summer day in Texas — 103 sweltering degrees! I filled the trunk of my car with bottled water and ice. Not bagged ice from the supermarkets, but ice from the machines in neighborhoods where there is usually no air conditioning. Here for $2, you can fill up […]

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