Are You Addicted to Mom Blogs?


Hey! Are you addicted to mom blogs?

Do you wake up in the morning and make your way to your favorite 5, or let’s say 10 virtual neighborhoods?

You laugh with people you’ve never met. You cry with people you wish you’d meet. You dream.

Before you know it, it’s lunch time and the kids are still in their pajamas watching cartoons.

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Introducing a New Word to your Christian Dictionary


Today I’d like to introduce you to a new word in our Christian dictionary:


As in, “Today I’m Muellering it for God”.

In other words, I’m not going to panic. [Read more...]

2 Questions for Self-Reflection on Good Friday


What Looks Dead in Your Life Right Now?

Is it a relationship? A financial set back? A dream destroyed? Or a hope now dashed? Is it an expectation shattered to pieces?

Is it your marriage that looks lifeless? Or a son, or a daughter refusing to come home?

What looks dead in your life right now? [Read more...]

Thursdays with Tori: An Acting Exercise on Faith


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


“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?


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?


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….


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


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?


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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