2 Overlooked Truths That Will Change Your Life Today

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I scoured the pantry for the chocolate chips, my go-to stash when there's no other chocolate in the house. The search wasn't quite frantic, but it was certainly urgent as I sought what my appetite craved. When I finally conceded to myself that the hunt was in vain, I'm pretty sure my shoulders slumped a little. I wasn't going to get my fix. Not this time. As I … [Read more...]

How to Decide What’s Best

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“My baby won’t sleep through the night. What should I do?” “My one-year-old is trying to eliminate one of her naps. Is she ready for that?” “My kids watch too much TV. What should I do about it?” "My toddler is becoming a little terror. But she's so cute, I just can't bear to discipline her. I can't stand to see her cry!" “I know I should teach my kids to do chores, but I … [Read more...]

Praying the Scriptures for a Heart of Love

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When it comes to the valuable exercise of praying the Scriptures, praying for love is an excellent place to start. According to Jesus, the two greatest commandments and the sum of all the others is: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall … [Read more...]

Why You Don’t Need to Forgive Yourself (and What You Really Need Instead)

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Some Christians have walked with the Lord practically all their lives, coming to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior as young children and clinging closely to Him from that point onward. For the majority, however, that isn't the case. Most believers have a blemished history. A past marked by varying degrees of wickedness, often including at least one particularly … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Baby Born to Live

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I love the Christmas season. I enjoy the anticipation. The decorations. The sweet treats and the glow of candles. The hustle and bustle, and the quiet and tender. It seems that my thirst for pondering time is unquenchable during this time of year. Pondering the amazing reality of a baby born to die, that I might live. But my pastor recently preached about … [Read more...]