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Is Your Insecurity Like A Tiny Barking Dog?

How does your insecurity express itself? When I’m walking my 150-pound English mastiff through the neighborhood, she struts her stuff. Her tawny fur shines in the gentle breeze. Her giant feet plod along as her massive girth takes up most of the sidewalk. She’s big and beautiful, and she knows it. The smaller dogs in the area know it, too. …

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Do You Need A Refreshing Rain?

It’s been raining a lot. The kind of rain that ruins plans and makes you want to drive immediately home. The kind that leaves you feeling vitamin D deficient and bummed. Also, I’ve been in a slump (just like the sky), which has completely sucked. I’ve been edging my way out of it. It’s been slow and painful. It’s mostly …

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I’m So Sorry You’re Not Married

I’m seeing a trend in today’s conservative churches concerning people who are struggling with their singleness — mostly women. Although men have the advantage since they are the pursuers, it also applies to them. The trend is people telling women that God may not have someone for them. I understand the heart behind that. Singleness is a foreign concept to married …

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Overcoming What Is Holding You Back From The Life You Want

We are only a few short months into 2017, but I already feel like I’ve wasted much of it. I just feel as if I should be farther along in this race, but I’m not. And that bothers me. It’s been nagging my mind pretty frequently and is a familiar topic in my prayer life. As I stood in church …

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Finding And Keeping Your Joy

OK, who remembers that song from Sunday school … “I’ve got the joy down in my heart, where?” Some of those oldies were quite annoying, but the value found in them sticks with me even today. You feel me? In fact, I was thinking about that song the other day and the “WHERE?” really stood out to me. Where is …

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When You Feel God Let You Down

Have you ever felt let down by God? I have definitely been there. One time in particular jumps to the forefront of my mind … I remember the feeling of being under water. Wave upon wave of pain. I described it to others as the throbbing pain you get when you slam your finger in the door combined with getting …

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When God’s Blessings Are Conditional

We all want favorable blessings in life. But do we wait patiently and meet God’s conditions for them? Throughout many life events and issues, we want or hope for certain outcomes. Some of those include pursuing a promotion, getting a better job, finding a girlfriend/boyfriend or spouse, buying a house or car or making investments in the financial markets. Granted, …

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The Gift Of Acknowledgement

A few months ago, I went through my first break-up. The song was right when it said, “Breaking up is hard to do.” I produced an impressive amount of salt-water, and within the first week had exited both a bridal shower and a wedding reception with tears spilling down my cheeks. Even though I believed the Lord was leading us to end …

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God’s Perspective For Hope In Disappointment

Listen to the Word of God for you in Romans 15:13. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Be blessed to let God separate you from the soulish bonds that have held you captive in disappointment …

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Are You Too Cautious In Relationships?

Recently, I fell down the stairs at my home and sprained my ankle. Since that fall, I find myself approaching the stairs very differently. Before the accident, I ran up and down that carpeted staircase many times each day without a second thought. Now, I’m very cautious and aware of every step. Reflecting on my newfound cautiousness, I started thinking …

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