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Are You Building Up Or Tearing Down?

Have you ever had one of those days? Or months? Or years? Sometimes it seems like no matter how much we work, no matter how much we try, no matter how much we plan, nothing ever seems to go right. And do you know what people say when you dare complain about things? “Well, maybe you need to work harder, …

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Why I’m Choosing To Be Submissive To My Husband

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of submission is to give over or yield to the power or authority of another. Don’t freak out yet. Stay with me here. The word authority used to make me cringe. Add the word submission to that, and my stomach turned. Honestly, sometimes it still does. Why? Authority could not be trusted, especially the authority of a man.  I lived with this belief most of my life. It’s …

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Breaking The Sound Of Speed: Be Still

We’re going 70 mph on the highway, willing our van to fly faster, ready to get to our destination. We are ready to be done with the journey, ready to be free from this box on wheels. The hum of rubber on concrete envelops us in sound. The wind rushes past each window, whirling noisily. Music flies out loudly from …

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4 Aspects 4 A Lasting Relationship: Part 4

Deductive reasoning teaches you the law of if and then. Your choices and decisions (if) have rewards and consequences (then). This deductive reasoning applies to your search for a compatible spouse. If you align physical attraction and emotional chemistry with spiritual morality and intellectual reason, then you are living a mature and balanced life that God can bless. The Significance …

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When You Want To Surrender And Control

“Now you see me, now you don’t!” was a recent picture of me on a whitewater rafting trip in Colorado. I was at the Metro Single Pastors Conference in Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs last month. The conference leaders made the announcement about anyone wanting to go whitewater rafting. I had never been before, so I was super-excited and super-scared. Because I am not …

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The Story Our Scars Can Tell

Skinny, 7-year-old legs propelled me forward through the field. Sammy was far behind me, and I was winning! Tall grass reached my kneecaps as I ran, hearing the wind race past my ears, flowing through my messy ponytail. I thought I felt something scratch my leg, but I wasn’t going to stop and chance losing the race. The short gate …

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Trading In Our Insecurity

Walking into the room, she instinctively takes stock of her competition as she straightens her shirt and lifts her chin up a notch. He’s used to being the one with all the answers. And it’s terrifying for him to think about what others would say if they realized what a fraud he is. She slips into a seat in the …

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4 Aspects 4 A Lasting Relationship: Part 3

So far we’ve reviewed how each person has a heart, mind, soul and body. These four parts correlate to the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical aspects of life (reference Mark 12:30). Let’s now focus on the spiritual aspect to see how it affects, interacts with and depends upon the other three aspects. The Significance of the Spiritual Aspect The spirit …

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4 Tips for Managing Your Heart

The way you pack a suitcase says a lot about you. Maybe you’re the “list” type with a 450-point checklist for your weekend excursion, down to the exact number of Q-Tips you think you will need for optimal hygiene. Or maybe you’re the “whatever” type who chucks in a little bit of this and a little bit of that, hoping …

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It All Starts With You!

Have you ever lost hope and then plummeted into an ocean of negative feelings? Perhaps you were holding out for a job you really wanted, a new love interest or something else of your heart’s desire. Often when we are on the brink of success, we hit our greatest moment of despair first. Hope is a much-needed commodity, and we …

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