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The Best Gift You Can Give a Friend

The Best Gift You Can Give a Friend

When a friend is hurting, we wish we could make it stop. We cannot fix most situations, and we often end up doing one of two things.  Either we avoid talking about the pain because we feel helpless, or we resort to statements of questionable certainty like, “there is...

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Waiting and Delays

Waiting and Delays

WAITING... DELAYS... these sure are great tests for one's patience or forbearance! But these too are opportunities that GOD uses to reveal HIS PERFECT TIMING. How does one recognize GOD's timing? King David was anointed king but did not usurp or grab the position (1...

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Worship is the Way of Grace and Blessing

Worship is the Way of Grace and Blessing

When God asked Abraham to give his son as a sacrifice on Mt. Moriah, he complied without questioning God as to why he asked this most unusual thing, especially when the boy had been a gift from God when they were childless. As Abraham approached Moriah, he turned to...

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How to Break Free from Addiction

How to Break Free from Addiction

From the beginning of recorded history men and women have become entrapped by vices that eventually become habits that lead to addictions. When a child comes into the world, that child is born with certain drives which are vital for survival.  The strongest of them is...

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5 Ways to Turn Worry Into Trust

5 Ways to Turn Worry Into Trust

The persistent refusal to do something about an issue that troubles you is what can give birth to chronic worry. Worry, however, is a choice, a bad decision that can be overcome. Interested in breaking the worry habit? Then follow these practical guidelines which will...

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How Do I Love Unlovable People?

How Do I Love Unlovable People?

There is an old Indian proverb that says no one has the right to criticize another until he has walked a mile in his moccasins. It's the same principle that Jesus articulated so clearly when he said, "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,...

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How Well is Your Communication?

How Well is Your Communication?

How good are you at communication? Do people understand you when you speak? Do they know what you really mean, or are you vague, unclear, or even silent? One of the greatest errors we make with communication is assumptions. We assume people understand us. We assume...

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What We Can Do in Times of Uncertainty

What We Can Do in Times of Uncertainty

Uncertainty has long been part of the human condition. We simply don’t know what the future holds and many of us find ourselves living lives we never dreamed we would. On a global scale, wars, terror, fires, drought, and yes, a viral epidemic, can make life seem dark...

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Protect Yourself From the Thief

Protect Yourself From the Thief

Jesus said, "The thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but I come…. to bring life…” Several years ago we experienced a thief in our house. The real frustration with this situation was that I let the thief in. Here’s what happened. I had advertised a laptop computer...

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Skewered

Skewered

Are you ready for this? “Bacon May Disappear in California as Pig Rules Take Effect,” headline. “Animal welfare organizations for years have been pushing for more humane treatment of farm animals but the California rules could be a rare case of consumers clearly...

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