Why the fighting?

Do your relationships need a resurrection? Whether it’s marriage, friendship, co-workers or children, God is interested in our relationships. In our interaction with one another we have the opportunity to show the love of Christ in an everyday way. Unfortunately if it were...
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One more thing…

It’s just about midnight and I can’t get to sleep. I’m going on several days of  interrupted sleep, due to the discomfort of my leg being in a cast. A cast? Yes, a cast. I know, I can hear you saying, ” But, I thought you had breast cancer?” I was...
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The dance of hiding…

I don’t know why, but most of us have learned to hide…. Hiding is empty–a far cry from the life of abundance and freedom that God created us for. Simon Tugwell wrote, “We hide what we know or feel ourselves to be behind some kind of appearance which we...
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Are you over thinking things?

Satan is after your mind. “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 The Hebrew here for thinks is a word that means: reasons, calculates, reckons. If we become what we are thinking about the most, then it makes sense that Satan’s biggest target...
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Rebuilding Involves Clearing Away the Old

I grew up in Redondo Beach, California. We lived in the same little old house my entire life. It was small, old and on a crummy street. Still, it was our house and the memories attached to it held strong ties to our hearts. In 1973 the City offered our block of houses incentive...
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Rebuilding is a Promise

I have been in a remodeling project. It’s not my kitchen, bathroom or any other place in my house. The remodeling I am undergoing is in a much more important living space–my heart and mind. Yes, friends, God is doing the work of remodeling and renovating my interior...
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Roller Coaster Emotions

Our emotions can travel up and down a rickety track that is similar to the twists and turns of a roller coaster ride. Have you ever been up one day and down the next? Or even happy for a few hours and then the bottom drops out and you just want to crawl back to bed? I don’t...
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Problems are inevitable

I wish I didn’t have problems. I don’t like hard. I’d rather laugh and be happy. I especially don’t savor the dark days of discouragement. But, troubles are part of life and the more we embrace that, the quicker we can be on the road to learning what...
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