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Mary Cate LeBoeuf

Mary Cate worked on staff in 2013 while attending the University of Tennessee. She now lives in Knoxville with her husband and dog.

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Seeking Out True Rest

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“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.” Psalm 62:1 I sit here this morning, curled up on the couch with my Bible, devotional...

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The Brave Girl

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“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new ever...

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Always Good

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“The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14 I have been moved so deeply recently by the power of worship music. ...

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Reflecting on the Character of God

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“For a child has been born for us, a son has been given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty...

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Rooted and Grounded

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For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he ...

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Stop Hiding Your Light

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“You are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, ...

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Slowing Down

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I wil...

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Treasures in Heaven

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“Don’t store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treas...

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Learning to Sow Generously

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“The point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person ...

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The Very Great Reward

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“Do not be afraid Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1 I love the word of God. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but it was ...

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It’s Almost All Temporary

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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven..” Ecclesiastes 3:1 I’m such a person of habit. It’s almost to a fault ...

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Brave Like This Sweet Tree

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“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delig...

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A Different Kind of Freedom

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The Fourth of July: a day that demands attire of red, white, and blue, a day when repeated shouts of “USA! USA!” and “’Merica!” are even more socially...

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A Fresh Start

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“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 I love fresh starts and new beginnings. New Year’s Day, birthdays, sc...

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Casting Our Cares

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“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” ...

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Learning to Be Still

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“The LORD will fight for you; you need only be still.” Exodus 14:14 What is it that makes being still so hard? We live in such a fast-paced world, w...

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Making Joyful Noise

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“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness!Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It i...

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The Yellow Chair

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“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult...

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Digging Up the Roots

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“Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you,...

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Fan into Flame

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“For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you…for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but rather a spirit of power a...

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Worth the Wait

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“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart be courageous. Wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:4 Raise your hand if you like to wait for things. Chri...

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Morning Glory

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“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3 There is something so beautif...

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Five Psalms for Summer

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I love the Psalms probably more than any other book of the Bible. They are so filled with every emotion, and remind me that David journeyed with God i...

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For When We Really Want to Quit

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“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope...

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Let Others Love You

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“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1 For the last few ...

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The Holiness of Being You

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“I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful; I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 We all deal with the nasty com...

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Stumbling Towards God

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“And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of thei...

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A Prayer for the Waiting

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“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection o...

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Let's Be Thankful

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“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 I just recently read Ann Voskamp...

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A Different Kind of Freedom

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“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 E...

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