Thursdays with Tori: An Acting Exercise on Faith

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Tori Tellschow is our ministry intern at Living with Power. Tori is a student at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Every Thursday, she writes a blog for us. 

We did an exercise in my acting class that broke me emotionally this week.

I’d love it if you participated in the same exercise with me: [Read more...]

Lord, I Need a Breakthrough

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“Lord, I need a breakthrough”.

Have you ever felt like this?  Do you understand the longing for breakthrough in your life?

Maybe you’re there right now. You’re on the verge of giving up. You’re barely holding on to the hope that someway, somehow, God is going to show up.

That’s a great place to be, my friend. You’re closer than you think.

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Hey What About Them Cubs Tickets?

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I bet you thought I forgot.

I bet you thought the Cubs Ticket Give Away was a hoax to get you to sign up for The Thrive Conference.

You’re wrong!  [Read more...]

What am I Supposed to do with my Life?

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I got an email from a guy recently asking me why I became a doctor.

“Did you feel a deep sense of calling?” he wanted to know.

The answer is…no.

I did not get a letter from God with clear instructions to go to med school nor did I have a dream about it.

My decision to become a doctor was much simpler than that. There were 5 tests I went through, and when it comes to figuring out what you’re supposed to do with your life, these are 5 tests you might need to go through too: [Read more...]

I Trust you But….

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We like to fool ourselves into thinking we trust God.

But is it really trust when we approach it this way: [Read more...]

Thursdays with Tori: 3 Steps to a Perfect Relationship

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How many times have you thought to yourself, “I am so ready for a relationship. If only God would cooperate”.

For the longest time I looked for the perfect guy: tall, handsome, sensitive, and romantic. While my list got longer and longer, God opened my eyes wider and wider that He needed to grow me first before I was ready to enter a serious relationship. While I’m still not as old or as wise as I’d like to think I am, I’ve learned that there are 3 steps to get ready for God’s perfect relationship: [Read more...]

Is it Ok for me to Watch the Housewives?

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Someone recently asked me this question:

Is it ok for me to watch the housewives?

My immediate response was heck no.

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It’s Time to Break the Cycle of Lies

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One of the worst habits I have is believing the lies that I hear.

Every day and in every way I am faced with every possible lie about who I am and what I believe.

And though I may have no control over hearing the lies, I do have the ability to decide what I believe.

It’s time to break the cycle.

Let me give you 3 Lies that you and I have believed that we must Work Hard to Reject: [Read more...]

Hey Guys: I’m Giving Away Cubs Tickets!

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I’m giving away Chicago Cubs Tickets!!

Here is how you can enter to win: [Read more...]

How to Skin a Cat and Other Culturally Irrelevant Ideas

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I’ve always been fascinated by the expression:

There are 10 ways to skin a cat.

Seriously? I mean, who really skins cats? And why do you need 10 ways to skin one?

We are living in days of chaos and an abundance of opinions on everything. It occurred to me that in the middle of the mess I can think of at least 6 ideas that might sound culturally irrelevant but are biblically and eternally relevant to you: [Read more...]

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