Life In Abundance Blog

Lost in Space

By Anonymous Disconnection from dysfunctional relationships can leave you feeling like an umbilical cord has been cut. Suddenly you are without touch points to tell you who you are, where you are and how you feel. Suddenly you are in a vast space that is void of any...

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Who Do You Say He Is?

By Pastor Ben Hill (Reproduced with permission) The woman at the well is a beautiful story of Christ’s compassion and grace.  He intentionally engaged in conversation with a woman who would be considered by all in that day an outcast. Yet He brought to her forgiveness...

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Love Your Enemies

“But I say to you who hear, ‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either....

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Exploring Grace: The Divine Paradox

By Pastor Ben Hill (Reproduced with permission) "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." John 19:30 Think back to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Do you remember how the massive pile...

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Whose Path

By Mark Winchell of National Christian Counselors Association (reproduced with permission) About 2 years ago, I was hiking down some trails here in Florida. While I was walking, God began to lay a vision out for me, one that greatly impacted my life and I pray will...

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Worship in Church

Worship in church is a treasure. It is quite an experience living, serving, and worshiping with others who love God. Lifting His praises high with our voices and instruments and just coming together and using our gifts and abilities to serve Him is such a...

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Worship in Addictions

I think most of us have in some way or another been touched by addiction and have thus experienced the hurt that comes with it. I have struggled with addiction and also been hurt by others who have struggled with addictions. No matter how addiction affects...

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Day 5: Worship in Famlies

Let's face it - family can be challenging. Even on our worst days, my family is pretty amazing. I am so blessed to have some of my family members also as my best friends. It is not always like that now and it definitely has not always been that way. God...

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Day 4: Worship in our Thinking

I have come to recognize over the last few years that my thoughts are hugely important. I learned through counseling with Stephanie Baker and God's word that what we believe forms our way of thinking which then controls our feelings which then determines...

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Day 3: Shame and Worship

I am a worship leader and in my head, I understand what it means to worship. I understand that it's not just singing and lifting our hands on Sunday mornings and that true worship is a matter of the heart. I think Webster's dictionary nailed it, "Worship...

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Day 2: Openness in Worship

One of the hardest things in my life is being open about my flaws. I am a perfectionist and even as I have written this devotional, I have struggled. I want everything to be just right and I don't ever want to look like I don't have it all together. I can...

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Day 1: Beautifully Broken Worship

God never promised that we would not suffer. In John 16, He shared with the disciples that in a little while they weren't going to see Him anymore. They were confused by this and were talking among themselves about what He could possibly mean. So Jesus...

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Staying Connected to God

When the storms of life bring challenges and change, we have a choice to make. We can try to run from it and not accept what God has planned for our lives, or we can run directly into the eye of the storm, knowing God is about to do something great in our lives.

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Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

By Pastor Ben Hill (reproduced with permission) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 We have come to the final fruit of the...

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Letter from the Executive Director

Ever wonder what happens when you donate your hard earned money to various nonprofit organizations? Where exactly your money goes? For what the donation is actually used? Whether or not the donation is managed wisely? Those are normal questions to ask. I’d love to...

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Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

By Pastor Ben Hill (Reproduced with permission) "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 In a today’s culture, where opportunism and...

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