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Combatting the Enemy’s Secret Weapon

We are at war. In last week’s post, Satan’s Secret Trap, we saw how Satan tries to destroy joy and peace in our relationships by stirring up judgment between us and important people in our lives. It is a major strategy to defeat God’s children. When we hold onto judgment, it grows in our hearts like…

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What Brings You Joy?

What do you enjoy in life? What are the top three things that bring you joy? (If you haven’t chosen three things, please do so before reading on. It will help if you’ve considered your answers.) Do you make those things a priority in your life? Last week, I expressed the opinion that Jesus’ primary goal…

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How to Stay Hopeful When Things Seem Helpless

Do you know someone who is on the path to destruction? Someone making the wrong choices in life and unwilling to listen to counsel—or unable to overcome addiction so they can make reasoned choices. It’s heartbreaking to watch them self-destruct. If you’re close to the situation, you feel helpless as you watch and can do…

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Anticipation and Expectation

A recent visit from our children led to an unexpected end. Our three sons and their families came from out of state for a few days together. With high expectation of a joyous time of fellowship, preparation for their visit kicked into gear weeks ahead of time. First, I needed to clean and make preparations to sleep 16 extra people…

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Abiding Love

Everybody needs and wants to be loved. In fact, psychologists and sociologist describe love, affection, or belonging as one of our top fundamental needs of human beings. In order to thrive as individuals, we need love. Consequently, for various reasons, people who—for whatever reason—don’t feel loved are constantly seeking it, often in the wrong places. However,…

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It’s a Choice

I’m late posting this week because I went to see a dear friend who is battling cancer. Actually, it isn’t because I made the trip, it’s because I accidentally left my computer at home and didn’t realize it until I arrived at my destination seven hours later. Consequently, I was without a computer until I got home…

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Christmas Love

A babe, born in a stable in Bethlehem. Unlike us, He chose to come to earth, Chose when and where to make His appearance. He humbled Himself because of His great love. Love for you and me.   He came so that He might hang on a cross, To spill His blood, Redeeming man from sin. To…

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