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The Search For Identity

The Search For Identity

Most people consider identity as a “what” rather than a “who.” People particularly see their occupations as their identity. Titles, positions, and climbing the corporate ladder are often where the false sense of importance and identity are located. Today I want to...

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Learn How to Face the Future Without Fear

Learn How to Face the Future Without Fear

Have you ever asked, "Why? Why am I concerned, yes, even a little worried, about what this new and strange year may bring to me?" Good question, and one that points out the fact that you are not alone when it comes to concern over the future. And why not? A rather...

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5 Truths to Remember in the Dark

5 Truths to Remember in the Dark

Do you think you have problems? I suspect you would not trade your challenges for those confronting the Apostle Paul. Of the 13 books that he wrote, none is more intimate or personal than his second letter to the Corinthians. In this he wrote, "We are hard-pressed on...

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Hope: What Captures Your Mind, Masters You

Hope: What Captures Your Mind, Masters You

"Researchers are learning that a change in mindset has the power to alter neurochemistry. Belief and expectation—the key elements of hope—can block pain by releasing the brain's endorphins and enkephalins, mimicking the effects of morphine. This is a vicious cycle....

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How Good Must You Be for God to Love You?

How Good Must You Be for God to Love You?

"How good must you be for God to love you?" Ever have that question come to your mind? It came to the mind of a friend of Guidelines who wrote and asked if God performs plastic surgery of the heart to take away the scars of childhood. The listener told of being born...

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Jesus, The Author and Finisher of our Faith

Jesus, The Author and Finisher of our Faith

Last year on Good Friday, I was awakened with the thought that I should look up Hebrews 9:6. So I opened my Bible and read, Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. I wondered...

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3 Guidelines to Trusting God More

3 Guidelines to Trusting God More

A century ago John Stockton wrote, "Only trust Him, only trust Him, Only trust Him now; He will save you, He will save you, He will save you now."  Yet following the advice of Stockton is not always easy.  It is easier to do it ourselves, to trust our resources, our...

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What Does It Mean for God to Bear Our Burdens?

What Does It Mean for God to Bear Our Burdens?

The barrier that keeps us from prayer is not whether or not we think God is strong enough to help us, but whether we are humble enough to bow the knee and admit that we need help. Many of us, however, distance ourselves from God, wondering if He is really interested...

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Here’s How to Recover from Spiritual Brownout

Here’s How to Recover from Spiritual Brownout

It's an official word. You'll find the term brownout in your dictionary, but chances are you already know what one is. You've been on the receiving end of the bad news. Technically, "Brownout is a condition of lower than normal power line voltage being supplied by...

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Having the Mind of Christ

Having the Mind of Christ

As believers, we have a choice every single day. We can choose between the thoughts of this world or the thoughts of the world to come. That’s why Paul writes, With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused...

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