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“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you and your joy may be full.” (John 15:11) The Holy Spirit unites with our spirits the moment we receive Jesus as our Lord and savior. Because of this union, we can’t help but feel what the Holy Spirit within us is […]

Getting from here to there!

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Last week I was driving down I-44 in the middle of a rain storm and I went to pass a semi truck that was going 65 in a 75 mph zone. Just after I passed his rear dual axels, things got dicey. He veered into my lane and I immediately took to the shoulder and […]

We Need to Talk about Self-Control

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I know what happens when you mention self-control. It’s like sucking the oxygen out of a room. When I told people that I was writing a book on the topic, I heard a lot of sighs and groans. “Oh yeah, I should be better 
about that,” they would say, their
 voices tinged with defeat. Most […]

FIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR

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“Why should I be afraid?” Israel’s King David once asked. I could give him plenty of reasons, from a pulmonary embolism that could have taken my life to a succession of less threatening but still uncomfortable and debilitating ailments, most recently the need for cataract surgery. Instead of worry, I decided to arm myself with […]

God and the Experience of God

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I google the word “prayer” And there I am, Hands raised, Eyes closed, Silhouetted Against a backdrop Of God’s warm and welcoming glory. Clicking through these search results might get me re-thinking my prayer life a bit. Perhaps my prayers are lacking because my arms aren’t raised high enough. Or maybe I’m not holding them […]

Pieces

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noun (plural): broken or irregular parts of something; fragments “God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him.” Psalm 18:20 “Careful… don’t break it!” How many times have you heard that in your life? Of course you didn’t want to break Grandma’s Christmas platter or the preschool handprint made of clay. […]