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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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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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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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Good and Lovely Things

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“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gra...

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Loving in Times of Uncertainty

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“I’ve told you these things for a purpose: that my joy may be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. This is my command: Love one another the way I lo...

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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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My Rock and My Refuge

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“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shake...

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Glorious, Ordinary Life

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“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—an...

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Don't Fear the Endings

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“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1 I hate when things end, don’t you? It’s almost to a fault ...

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Enough for Today

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“The Lord said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be fil...

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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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Prayer Over Worry

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“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before yo...

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Growing in Humanity

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“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet witho...

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Looking Over the Day with God

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“The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8 For...

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Persevering Through Life’s Tough Times

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“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by f...

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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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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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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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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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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 trea...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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