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A POSITIVE SPIN

We have all heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” As people of faith, this actually makes sense. The world wants me to take God’s gifts for granted, find fault with my reality, compare with the illusion of other’s reality and wish my reality would just magically change. / Faith suggests that […]

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FAMILIAR almost comfortable? WORRY

Someone points out that worry can take over and have no clear trigger, be there all the time and even become “comfortable” or at least familiar .. Even with panic attacks, they tend to be attached to worrying about the next one–anticipatory worry– which starts to blend together into constant anxiety. The way the brain […]

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YEA! I CAN DO NOTHING

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. I saw this verses’ goal as being to remind me to let go of trying to be strong. When the Bible tells me […]

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Dealing With Anxiety

As with most emotional disorders, the symptom is not the problem. It is good for our brains to constantly watch for danger in seemingly trivial circumstances. Danger does not always announce itself loudly! However, usually, most of us analyze the danger and, if it is nothing, turn it off even before our frontal lobes are […]

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STILL TENSE?

Look for a Missing Step in Letting Go I had hoped to retire to my farm property but all my children left the area and my wife is too ill to live in the middle of nowhere. So I figured that I should sell the farm but it needs cleaning up to get it ready […]

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SELF-CHECK for healthy living

If I love God and live in unhealthy ways, will he cover for my poor choices and let me live long and well? NO! One of the basic principles of life is: That which a man sows–that will he reap. If anyone could break this rule, it would make a fool of God. Good luck […]

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THE APPEAL

When I know that I am right and I want the other person to see the truth, I need to talk in such a way that I maximize the chance of their listening. In Daniel 1, he was asked to eat meat dedicated to idols. He purposed in his heart that he would not comply. […]

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THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND OF me?

The other weapon that I take up is the sword of the Spirit which is the spoken word of God. Jesus gave a good example of this when the devil attacked him after his fasting in the wilderness.  First the devil thrusts with “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made […]

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PUT ON THE ARMOR

Put on the whole armor of God. OK, but what does it mean to put on the armor? I am so prone to read a verse and agree and move on without asking “what exactly am I supposed to do with this?” First remember the three fold response to EVERYTHING? That’s right THANKS, HELP, SHOW […]

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HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I AM GRABBING GOD’S PART OF THE SITUATION?

How can I know that I am crossing the line from my responsibility in the current situation to taking ownership of God’s responsibility? Think with me, how much grace will God give me to take his job from him? Do I really think that he needs to handle his part? Obviously, he wants me to […]