Category Archives: God is Bigger Than… Devotionals

God is Bigger Than Devotionals are short, easy reads that see the scriptures revealed in our everyday life. written by Christian Counselor Karen Tripp MS LMFT. ENJOY!

A Christmas Message- God is BIGGER than…foot odor.

A Christmas message.You may be wondering what foot odor has to do with Christmas.  Well, a few Christmas’ ago I got to thinking about the gift of the Christ Child and I realized there’s more to this gift than first … Continue reading

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Placing God’s Plans First- God is BIGGER Than New Years Resolutions

New Years resolutions are funny things.  This year my resolutions are pretty common. They focus on eating less and exercising more.  Other years my resolutions have been about staying in touch with friends and visiting family more often.  Although, calling … Continue reading

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Ready for Christ? – God is Bigger Than… a New Year’s Party

The one thing about any New Years Eve party that you can’t change is the part where everyone stays up until midnight.  What I want to know is when did midnight become so late?  It use to be I could … Continue reading

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This Christmas Increase joy & Decrease Stress- God is BIGGER than …Family Reunions

My Mom’s side of the family really knows how to throw a family reunion.  Picture 40-50 people ranging from infants to great-grandparents, a food table with twice as many desserts as entrées, and the obligatory post dinner football game for … Continue reading

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Taking Doubts and Questions to Jesus- God is Bigger Than… a Chicago Winter

After living all of my 28 years in sun drenched Florida, my husband and I moved to Chicago. People thought we were crazy.   Do you know what happens in Chicago in the winter? Ice, snow, hail and this stuff called … Continue reading

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Mary Just Took the Next Step- God is Bigger Than… a Snow Drift

My first job in Chicago was at an agency up near the Wisconsin/Illinois border.  That meant after 27 years of living in Florida, I found myself trekking up a two lane country road early one wintery morning to go to … Continue reading

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Expecting the Christ Child this Christmas- God is BIGGER than Mall Parking lots.

 I suppose you’ve noticed that mall parking lots transform this time of year from easily accessible valleys of parking opportunities to hot beds of competition and anxiety.  Typically mild mannered drivers become death defying Kamikaze pilots with only one mission: … Continue reading

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A Savior has Been Born to You- God is Bigger Than… a Bottomless Gift

One day my daughter bought a gift but instead of buying one gift she bought lots of little gifts.  To make the gift more of an adventure, we wrapped her gifts in about six boxes and placed one box inside … Continue reading

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A Christmas Filled with Struggles- God is Bigger Than a Sledding Hill

Growing up in Florida, there has been much for me to learn as I have raised my kids in the Midwest.  One of those things is sledding.  All of my early sledding education came from Christmas cards.  Boy, it sure … Continue reading

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Having a Heart like Mary’s- God is Bigger Than…December 1st

OK, I am so not ready for Christmas.  Typically I spend Thanksgiving weekend getting ready for Christmas.  I start putting up decorations, I make lists of gifts I need to buy, I look at the packed out calendar and figure … Continue reading

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