Honestly Admitting Our Needs

Are you reluctant to ask for help? You’re definitely not alone. Too many of us are unwilling to admit we need help. We think it’s a sign of weakness. But it’s really a sign of pride and self-sufficiency, both which go against the grain of a healthy dependence upon God and the power of His Holy Spirit in our lives.

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A Series of Choices

Your life is a series of choices. From the instant you wake up in the morning until the moment you nod off to sleep at night, you make countless decisions—decisions about the things you do, decisions about the words you speak, and decisions about the way that you choose to direct your thoughts.

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God Overcomes Our Guilt

Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. . . . If we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. – 1 John 3:20-21

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A Good Marriage

The Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri has made public 1,300 recently discovered letters the late President wrote over the course of a half-century to his wife, Bess. Fifty years is a long time, and that’s a whole lot of letters!

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3 Steps to Shake Off the Shackles of Addiction

3 Steps to Shake Off the Shackles of Addiction  Elephants weigh up to 15,000 pounds and stand as high as 13 feet tall.  Yet, they can be held captive by a single small rope or chain. No doubt, fully-grown elephants could easily break their chains.  But since they are chained at such a young age, they grow up in captivity thinking there is no use struggling against their chains. Perhaps you feel helpless, ...

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What is the Antidote for Greed?

Are you as dumbfounded as I am by the cases that have made their way into our judicial system? Remember a few years ago when a woman sued Starbucks for 114 million dollars. What horrible thing happened to cause such a law­suit? Did she lose a limb? Was she burned over 90% of her body? Did she slip and fall and become paraplegic?

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Healthy Step-Families

In 1990, I was given the privilege of a lifetime: the opportunity to adopt a wonderful little girl who has forever changed my life, my precious daughter Madeline.

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