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HELP: I Need Grace!

How I need grace! You too? The next few weeks, let’s discover your true identity in Christ. For starters, a believer in Jesus is a saint! Yes, you still sin. Yet God calls you a saint — all because of Jesus. How cool is that. My Bad I used to think I had my ducks […]

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A FOUR-LETTER Word: FEAR

The fear of abandonment and its sister, the fear of rejection, strike at the heart of how God fashioned us women: relational. Here are two ways to defeat fear. FEAR. It’s the new four-letter word. It began long, long before 9/11. You know that. I know that. The common fear? The fear of abandonment for women. […]

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God’s Hope for Finances!

When a police officer phoned me at dawn and told me my mom died, a bible verse pierced my heart. God spoke priorities that morning in my kitchen. He talked money.  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 1 Timothy 6:7, NIV My mom loved to spoil me with the things she […]

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Overcome Difficult Emotions? 1.0

Do you want to overcome difficult emotions? Who doesn’t?! Your difficult emotions – and your happy-joy-love-hope ones too – communicate important information to you. This is wonderful: As you grasp their meanings, you can begin to overcome difficult emotions. Emotions Say Something Important Emotions result from your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes. Try to hear the […]

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Your Heavenly Father Loves You. . .

  . . .even when your dad hurts you. May I introduce you to Karen Rabbitt? She wrote Trading Fathers: Forgiving Dad, Embracing God, a memoir of her journey from brokenness to wholeness. It reveals the sexual abuse she experienced at four years old at the hand of her father. The abuse, the mixed messages, […]

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Are You Addicted to a Person?

Are you addicted to a person? Two clues: 1) You do something for someone else that she can do for herself; and/or 2) you’re dependent on another person to the point of being controlled or manipulated by that person. Does either definition hit home? The modern term is “co-dependent.” It was first used in the […]

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Chosen! God Chooses You

God chooses you. Yes, you are chosen. Doesn’t this truth warm you better than sipping hot cocoa on a snowy winter day? This is the second post in the True Identity series? Read the first post now. A new college freshman at a huge university, I feared . . . loneliness. My solution: join a […]

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