Letting Go of Legalism.

As Christians we should be obedient to God, but not legalistic in our obedience. What in the world does that mean? To understand, we must learn the difference between being spiritual and being legalistic for starters. A spiritual Christian has a relationship with God and is led by the Holy…

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Dig Deep.

Have you ever smelled the pleasant aroma of honeysuckle or relaxed under the shade of an enormous oak tree on a hot summer day? The Bible reminds us that these wonderful gifts of nature did not become magnificent, pleasing or productive instantaneously. They became that way over time–a long time.…

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Tame Your Tongue

Did you hear what happened to Veronica?” “That child is out of control. If I were his mom he would get a good spanking!” “Kelly, if you were neat and tidy, like Susan, then I wouldn’t have to work so hard.” Words. They have the power to change, the power…

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Turnover and Rebound!

Turnover is terrible and to be avoided at all costs, right? After all, who wants to experience an upset, a shift, a reversal, a shake-up, a reorganization, an act of losing possession or the continuous process of loss and replacement? I sure don’t. But what if turnover, that thing you’ve…

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Give Yourself Away.

If you ever feel bored or frustrated with your life, maybe it’s because you know deep inside that you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Nothing is more rewarding than a fulfilling life–a life in which you are passionate about something and then you do something about that…

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Love Yourself AND Maintain Your Ground by Alana Jackson

Peer pressure is not exclusive to teens; it is everywhere and everyone will face its trap at some point in his or her lives. Societal norms can sometimes challenge even the most disciplined to take part in activities we oppose — wearing certain types of clothes, or maybe engaging in…

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