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Response to these troubled days

  Yes, we are living in troubled days. Everywhere we look we see evidence of fallen man. Jesus said that Satan is the god of this world, and we see his fruit everywhere; hate, fear, and death. How do we keep from getting sucked in to the pit with the rest of the world? How […]

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Fear is a Liar! : A Short Story

“Do it!” He whispered in her ear, as his unseen hand cupped hers, guiding the razor to her forearm. “This is your only way out.” Her hand trembled and her vision blurred from the tears as she held the razor between her fingers. Cutting herself use to bring momentary relief from the pain inside of […]

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No More Self Loathing

We know God forgives us, because He says if we repent, He forgives us of our sins. We even forgive others (with His help). Yet… We struggle to forgive ourselves. Living in regret and shame keeps us in bondage. This is not God’s will for us. We start getting ahead and then that ol’ lying […]

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Ultimate Makeover

The question we all ask ourselves, huh. Who am I? For many, the answer to this question changes depending on the season.  Sadly too many base the answer on emotions, experiences, or what others have said about us; as if someones opinions define us. Times and seasons change. Society is a fickle people. With the […]

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Safe in the Storm

I cling to the cross when the storms roll in and the dark clouds try to distort my vision. The work Christ did and completed on the cross is my anchor. When the waves tempt me to row in the opposite direction, Jesus calls me to the stern and He tells me to rest. I […]

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Mercy Over Judgment

Straightening up, Jesus said to her,“Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”She answered, “No one, Lord!” And Jesus said,“I do not condemn you either. Go. From now on sin no more.”]  John 8:10-11 A woman was caught in the act of adultery and the religious people of the day thought they would just […]

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Beauty for Ashes

Shame does something to a person. It produces a judgement of guilt and unrelenting condemnation. Shame distorts a person. It suffocates the future and feeds on regret. The showering of fear hinders growth and stifles a person from becoming who they were created to be. When I think of people in the Bible who overcame […]

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Hope for Healing

I didn’t know my Father as a child. He knew me long before I was born, but I didn’t meet Him personally until I became an adult. The father I knew as a child was a hurt, abusive, and angry man. I spent my early years being the recipient of his hostilities.  Since a seed […]

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Anger Management 101

Offense! It’s everywhere! We are a society offended by everything and everyone AND we want everyone to know about it. It’s the ol’ adage ‘misery loves company’. It is almost like someone placed an advertisement looking for miserable people and they show up by the busloads. (Oh, sorry, wrong post. Hope that didn’t offend you.) […]

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You Can Because I Am

Her life didn’t turn out the way she planned. Everything was a struggle, from childhood to adult, it was a constant struggle; as if she was under a curse. All her life all she ever wanted was to be loved. As a child she would envy other children who had parents who loved them. She […]

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