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“Lifting Your Spirit with Sarah Taylor” offers a chance to go a little deeper with our listener together: What is my purpose? Am I enough? Who is God and what are His plans for me? Mixed with music and stories/interviews, listener interaction, Sarah’s heart for the SPIRIT family, together we acknowledge that there are not easy, one-size-fits-all answers for life’s bigger questions. “Lifting Your Spirit with Sarah Taylor” will share in both celebrations and disappointments. Most of all, it’s a nightly reminder that you’re not on this journey alone.

  • Who knew a low-maintenance, frugal Valentine's Day is actually the most romantic? My parents, evidently. See, they both unapologetically enjoy saving a pretty penny. No jewelry; no fancy night out needed. Instead, you’ll find one simple grocery-store bouquet of carnations on the dining room table: My moms favorite flower. I used to consider it odd, until I realized her reasoning:
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  • Even though this was a few years ago, I revisit the scene often…
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  • Are you a "highlighter?" What I mean is, when you read, do you read interactively like I do with a pen and a highlighter, making notes in the margins and dog-earing pages to go back to? I think I get this from my mom. My favorite part of borrowing books from her is her notes in the margins. Sometimes, I feel like God is a "highlighter" too.
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  • Quick hypothetical situation: As usual, you’re juggling a lot of things at once. Then a friend/family member/neighbor/stranger asks you for a favor and you say yes, because, well, they need help and you want to be available. You find yourself stretched beyond your limits and overwhelmed.
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  • “I just don’t feel like I have a place where I belong.” My friend Elizabeth shared those words with me, tenderly, as we ate lunch. I nodded my head.This feeling starts at an early age, doesn’t it? Where do I sit in the cafeteria? Will I be chosen for the team?...
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  • Take Amanda, who tells us she’d been backsliding in her faith–until she started listening to SPIRIT eight years ago. Today, as she faces huge challenges, Amanda finds hope here - “I've been battling breast cancer, and I honestly
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  • My striving, type-A tendencies were already deeply ingrained by second grade. Sitting at our dining room table with a blank sheet of paper, a pencil, and absolutely no idea how to get the picture in my head onto the paper left me with a sinking feeling in my stomach and close to tears...
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  • This 20-something guy then proceeded to open up a bit about how he'd grown up in a faith-filled home, but once college came around, he'd opted more for late Saturday nights with friends than early Sunday mornings at church."I guess I just kinda fell away," he continued. He looked at the ground as he talked, probably waiting for me to offer a cliche or some advice, but instead I said:
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  • I was discussing the holiday with a coworker the other day, and we began joking that perhaps what many of our tables need is an extra seat for a licensed family therapist to mediate. “Yes,” he laughed, “they could wear a referee shirt! With a whistle!”
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  • “That’s it!” Debbie exclaimed as I told her the title of the song she had heard at just the right time the other morning. “I’m gonna go find those lyrics right now!”
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  • 1 cor.13:4-7 - Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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