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Category: Adversity

Defeating the Giants in our Lives

Defeating the Giants in our Lives “David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.  This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll

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A Christian Approach to Depression

A Christian Approach to Depression

A Christian Approach to Depression “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV). God has blessed us with the Living Word known as the Holy Bible.   We can

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Is Your Burden Too Heavy?

Is Your Burden Too Heavy?

Is Your Burden Too Heavy? “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.   For my yoke is easy and my

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True Confession of the Heart: My Hatred Is Strong

True Confession of the Heart: My Hatred Is Strong

True Confession of the Heart: My Hatred Is Strong “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.   Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.  But anyone who

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You Can Not Please Everyone

You Can Not Please Everyone

You Can Not Please Everyone “Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts”  (1 Thessalonians 2:4 NLT). I think many of us are searching for our purpose in life.  We want to follow God but are not sure what He wants us

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Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”  (John 13:34-35). Have you noticed

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Five Steps for Handling Frustration

Five Steps for Handling Frustration

Five Steps for Handling Frustration “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3 NIV). We all have experienced frustration.   Sometimes we are frustrated with ourselves and sometimes with others, including God.  Our frustrations present an opportunity to either deepen our

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True Freedom

True Freedom

True Freedom “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18 NIV). One of the greatest blessings we have as Americans is our freedom.   The first ten

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Live Life Now!

Live Life Now! “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach

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The Unforgivable Sin?

The Unforgivable Sin?

The Unforgivable Sin? “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.   For this son of mine was dead and

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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”  (James 1:2-4 NIV).