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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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The Beauty of Coming Back

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“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Fa...

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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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The Powerful Love of God

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“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him...

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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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God Is Near to You Even Now

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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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Missing the Big Picture

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“Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, [the Pharisees] asked him, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’ [Jesus] said to them, ‘If any of you has a s...

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Living Water

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“Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you livin...

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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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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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Resting > Striving

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“Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how i...

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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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Who God Is

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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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Learning to Love People Better

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“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40...

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For the Lonely One

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“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.” Psalm 73: 23 Throughout my life, I’ve had the gift of really wonderful and special friends...

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Rest for Our Hearts

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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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Blessed, Chosen, and Blameless

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“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he ...

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He Is Working in the Waiting

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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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Going God’s Way

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“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12 We live in a culture that is steeped with independence, ...

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For When We Need Help

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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law ...

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Trusting God with What’s to Come

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“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 As I write this,...

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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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Built to Stand in the Storm

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“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods...

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We All Fall Short, And That’s Okay!

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“[…] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jes...

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The Unconditional Love of God

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“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 One of my favorite Christian thinker...

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Part of God’s Family

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“In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grac...

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The Amazing Things Your Body Can Do

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“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 If anyone was ever close e...

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The Riches of God’s Grace

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“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.” Ephesian...

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The Promised Holy Spirit

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“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him wi...

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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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