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Help! I’m a HOT Mess! Workshop w/ Dr. Sonja O’Bryan

Sonja O’Bryan is a workshop speaker at the 2017 Invited Conference. Her workshop, “Help! I’m a HOT Mess!” will be at the Hershey Lodge on Friday, November 10th from 10:10AM to 11AM. Watch her video below for some info about the workshop. We hope to see you in November!   For more information about the 2017 Invited Conference, please click here.

Invitation by Candace Payne

Candace Payne is a workshop speaker and a featured speaker at the 2017 Invited Conference. Watch the video below and we hope you will join us in November! For more information about the 2017 Invited Conference, please click here.  

Invitation by Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is the main speaker for all three sessions at the 2017 Invited Conference. Watch the video below and we hope you will join us in November! For more information about the 2017 Invited Conference, please click here.  

The Runaway Bride

For years my girlfriends called me the runaway bride. I’d be in a relationship. It would get serious. We’d talk marriage. I’d get close to taking the plunge, and then inevitably instead…  I’d run. I’d runaway. End the relationship. Often breaking their hearts. At the time I wasn’t sure why I did this. I wanted to be married. I wanted to be loved. But whenever the topic came up in a relationship, and the conversation and action steps started to move in that direction, I’d completely freak out! Maybe I was afraid I’d mess things up again. Maybe I felt like it was impossible for someone to love me over the long haul. Whatever the reason was, it was a horrible habit to have. It persisted even after my salvation. The subconscious source of this tendency was obviously grasping tightly onto me, refusing to let go. At one point I
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Fear vs. Faith

Have you ever suffered the plague of the “not enough” fears; not being good enough or strong enough, having enough, doing enough, saying enough, looking pretty enough? All of us, at one time or another, have experienced that nagging little voice in our head that whispers, “You’re not enough”. Even the most successful people in this world have had to learn how to ignore that voice and just keep moving toward the goal no matter how afraid they were. A while back, I was listening to a podcast by Louie Giglio that confronted and altered my entire perception about fear and faith. He said that we can choose what we put our faith in. When we put our faith in God and we trust him with our life, we are given peace and rest in exchange. Fear, he simply put, is our faith in the enemy and his schemes and
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A Disease Worse than Cancer

I hate cancer. Now, I don’t use the word “hate” often, nor do I feel hatred toward very many things. But I really hate cancer. I hate what it does to a person and how it can take a vibrant, healthy individual so full of life and reduce that same person to one who is weak and fighting for breath. I hate that it is such a long and difficult battle for the patient and their loved ones. I hate that it is so prevalent today and you’re hard pressed not to find someone who hasn’t been personally affected by it, one way or another. As horrible as the disease of cancer is, I’ve found that there is one even more dangerous and more prevalent. The disease of doubt. When a loved one of mine faced cancer, I prayed and believed that God would heal him. For a short time,
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A Really Bad Hair Day

Have you ever worked for months to grow out your hair hoping to achieve a totally new hairstyle…only to have your new haircut be a disaster? Once it is cut, you can’t go back! You can’t glue those lovely long locks of hair back on. All your dreams of an amazing new look are now being swept up from the floor and you are in a puddle of tears. You reach out to someone who has experience in these matters and can work magic. After all, when that haircut is going to be followed by a photoshoot capturing the “new look” for years to come, you need help fast! This seasoned hairdresser evaluates the damages and shares her report, “even more must be cut to fix the problem.” My first reaction was not good. But, I knew she was right.  The only solution with a future was to re-style the
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