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Elissa Roberts

When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

By Lisa Rippy / June 2, 2016

When I read through the Fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5, it is easy to read them as a list of things to be. Be loving. Be joyful. Be peaceful. Be patient. Be kind. Be good. Be faithful. Be gentle. Be self-controlled. I’m a recovering perfectionist, a recovering performer,…

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Good News for Those Who Need Good News

By Lisa Rippy / May 30, 2016

I sat down knowing I had a deadline looming. It was early on a Saturday morning. The rest of the gang was still asleep. I turned to my reading plan and moved my finger across the date. Isaiah 61. I smiled. The chapter I’ve prayed more than any other. My…

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When Kindness Changes Your Story

By Lisa Rippy / May 26, 2016

I was 25 and thought I knew it all. I was in a ministry job at a church I love. But I was prideful and arrogant and stubborn. And so I had to learn the hard way. During a meeting with the leadership above me, I displayed my immaturity in…

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How To Make a Prayer Journal – Part 6 (Elissa Roberts)

By Lisa Rippy / February 25, 2016

Forty-two months now that our adoption dossier has been in Ethiopia. Forty-two months of waiting. And the news doesn’t look great from Ethiopia–word of political instability, government staff changes, training of the new government staff causing delays in paperwork. What do you do when you know you’ve been called to…

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How To Make a Prayer Journal – Part 4 (Elissa Roberts)

By Lisa Rippy / February 22, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I get distracted easily. One day I was praying for my girls while I looked out the window at the fall leaves swirling. Then I was thinking how I needed to get the girls’ fall clothes out which made me think I needed to…

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How To Make a Prayer Journal – Part 3 (Elissa Roberts)

By Lisa Rippy / February 19, 2016

What if you don’t know where to start? You’re staring at a blank piece of paper and a Bible full of words. Where to begin? A few months ago I was in the car driving back from visiting my parents in Mississippi, and I was thinking back to my pregnancy…

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How to Make a Prayer Journal – Part 2 (by Elissa Roberts)

By Lisa Rippy / February 17, 2016

If you had seen me on my run a few months ago, you would have wondered about the strange girl with her hands in the air and tears streaming down her face. Those are some God-moments I have out there on the asphalt with the sunrise painting the sky in…

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How to Make a Prayer Journal – Part 1 (by Elissa Roberts)

By Lisa Rippy / February 15, 2016

Meet Elissa Roberts, a self-proclaimed hot mess (except more mess than hot) married to a coffee-loving, Scrabble genius and mom to three little girls who fill her life with tutus, glitter, and a lot of dance parties. She has a passion for helping women, wives, and moms live the abundant…

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The Power of Positive Praying, Lesson 7

By Rene' Collins / February 12, 2016

Well, here we are at the end of our time together! There is no way I can cover all I have learned from Dr. Bisagno on prayer. His book has made such an impact on my life and I hope it has yours as well. For our last lesson we…

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