Spiritual Growth

Hi there and welcome to Teresa’s Takes. This is the space where I answer your questions about living a practical Christian lifestyle. Let’s dive into today’s topics, inspired by questions from our community. Expressing Faith at Work: A Guide for the Modern Christian Question from Manuel: How can I share my faith at work without […]

December 27, 2023

As a Christian, I found myself struggling for many years to comprehend God’s purpose for my life. It’s a challenge shared by countless believers, all striving to align more intimately with God and discover their true purpose. The Dawn of Realization My journey took a significant turn in 2016 when I received what I can […]

December 19, 2023

Concerned about another software company ripping me off, I awake at 4:17am. I prefer to sleep, but make my way to the coffee machine and into my office to check on a refund. No such luck – no refund. The tension is rising. The root cause is not the money or principle, it’s the time […]

June 29, 2021

I have an Aunt who sends birthday cards to probably hundreds of people every year. I have no idea how many because she never talks or boasts about it. She just loves to give cards to people on their special day. I’m 52 years old, and she’s never missed sending a card on my birthday. […]

December 9, 2020

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 When Jesus said nothing, he meant NOTHING! And when we refuse to abide in His ways, we are destined to produce rotten apples. […]

November 15, 2020
diets dont work

Beautiful Savior how we long for your ways of righteousness. Flowing is the current that leads us to deeper water. Let us rest in the solitude of salvation and hear our cries. Oh Lord, we must not worry about tomorrow and seek forgiveness when we stumble. Satisfy our hearts today, oh Lord, with your songs […]

February 5, 2019
beautiful savior jesus

In my morning quiet time with God I pray for wisdom.  Sometimes I receive inspirations from the Lord intended for sharing… Celebration is a way of life. Be generous in all things. Wake up with prosperous ceremonies. Count the riches of this world and many blessings. Share faith in a positive way of righteous understanding. […]

September 12, 2018
god inspirations

God speaks of joy, not sorrow. He knows our pain, but He is not the master of misery. He heals our afflictions not to be steadfast in the quake of suffering. Take up a series of adventurous practices that will harness the joy of the Lord. Be in the moment of tranquility to find His […]

September 3, 2018
god joy not sorrow

How ironic. Just a few weeks ago I blogged about turning trials into triumph. Today, I’m typing this one flat on my back to share my revelation of turning back pain into empathy.  Sounds like a trial to me! Thankfully, compared to many people, my lifetime contains a few minor injuries, illnesses, and surgeries. Not […]

August 20, 2018

During my long season as a “work-a-holic,” I faced multiple trials in my professional career as well as my personal life. Specifically, with my marriage. It’s not difficult to imagine the damage inflicted on a relationship when the number one priority is hyper-focused on work and career pursuits. Gratefully, I’ve learned how to turn trials […]

August 6, 2018
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