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Valerie Riese

Prepare Your Heart – A Candid Moment

October 19, 2020 |
Prepare your heart

For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of Lord and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.

Ezra 7:10

Ezra was a scribe and a teacher. He was such an expert in law and scripture, that the king gave him whatever he asked for to help rebuild the Jewish temple.  

And yet, despite his reputation and status, Ezra’s planning started with God.    

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Grace and Truth

Grace & Truth for Giving Thanks When It’s Hard

Are you feeling ready for Thanksgiving yet? It's been rough lately for sure, but that's when we need to give thanks all the more. Join us for Grace & Truth for Giving Thanks When It's Hard.…

October 16, 2020
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Rejection, Grace & Truth

Do you know what it feels like to be rejected? The hardest part of processing rejection is self-doubt. Today, Karen Girl Friday takes us to scripture for 3 Truths to Overcome the Lies of rejection.…

September 25, 2020
It's time to let go

You Can’t Reap What I Sow – A Candid Moment

Have you ever experienced the heartbreak of rejection from a beloved prodigal that didn’t want to be saved? Valerie did. Find out how she eventually found peace in this Candid Moment audio devotional. …

September 21, 2020
Grace & Truth Body Image

Grace & Truth For Your Body Image

Do you believe that God made you beautiful just as you are? Let's face it, we all need a little help recognizing our own beauty. Today Ashley Rowland shares 8 Important Verses for a Healthy Body Image. …

September 18, 2020
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Peace Robbers, Grace & Truth

Are sickness or grief robbing you of your joy? Sarah Howley has a message for you about the God who wants to hold you close. …

September 11, 2020
Dear Suicidal Me

Dear Suicidal Me…

September is National Suicide Awareness & Prevention month, and this year it's more important than ever. Valerie Riese is getting candid in this open letter to her former suicidal self...…

September 9, 2020
the only thing constant

The Only Thing Constant… – A Candid Moment

The Bible says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). But what does this really mean as we struggle to keep marching through life's tornadoes?…

September 7, 2020
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Grace & Truth for What You’re Not

Do you define yourself by what you're NOT? For decades, I defined myself as not creative, not tall enough, not outgoing... and on and on. Until I learned who I am in Christ. Find out what you ARE and begin pondering your own…

July 24, 2020
Hope, Grace, and Truth

Hope, Grace & Truth

Even when our worst fears come true, God is still good, and we still have hope in Jesus. Find out more about the hope we have in Him in our Grace & Truth featured post "If We Will.." by Paris Renae.…

July 17, 2020
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The Truth About Philippians 4:13, Grace & Truth

Do you know what it really means to declare that you can do all things through Christ? Find out more about the context of Philippians 4:13 and discover what it means to rely on Jesus.…

July 3, 2020

6 Promises of God for When You Feel Inadequate

Do you ever feel unworthy, incapable, or inadequate? Valerie shares 6 promises to lean on Jesus when you feel like you don't measure up, along with her special prayer and a song. …

July 1, 2020
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The Blessings in Shame, Grace & Truth

Can shame be a good thing? With God, all things can be used for good! Find out how shame can bring you closer to God and make you a better person.…

June 26, 2020
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Remembering His Goodness, Grace & Truth

He is good, even when life is annoying, and especially when life is just plain hard. And when you take a moment to remember what He has done, gratitude will fill your heart. …

June 19, 2020