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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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Find Out How to Face Discouragement

Find Out How to Face Discouragement

Of the thirteen letters that came from the pen of the theologian of the New Testament, Paul, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, none is more personal and intimate than the letter in our Bibles known as 2 Corinthians. In this letter, Paul opens his heart with a...

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Can You Trust God to Run Your Life?

Can You Trust God to Run Your Life?

At one time, Bulstrode Whitelocke was England's ambassador to Sweden, back then, as now, life was chaotic and uncertain.  The night before he was to leave for Sweden, Whitelocke spent the night in a country inn near the ship that would take him on his journey when...

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What Jesus Promises You in the Storms of Life

What Jesus Promises You in the Storms of Life

William Shakespeare had a tremendous grasp of life and human nature.  “When sorrows come,” he wrote, “they come not single file but in battalions.”  My mother used to say, “When it rains, it pours!” meaning essentially the same thing. Nobody apart from a sadistic...

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