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The Healing Marriage, The Healing Life: What Only God Can Do.

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God Wants You. You and Your Past Are More Than Enough

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A few years ago when I was talking to someone about some things that I didn't quite understand about my life and I was feeling sad, this person really helped bring revelation to understanding of what I was going through, what I didn't realize. She said that it sounded like I keep trying to earn my salvation. It was a shocking revaluation but that is exactly what I was trying to do. I was always striving to be better at everything and I was tired, disappointed and headed for a nervous breakdown. She said why are you working so hard at what you already have? Jesus Christ already paid the price of my sins and gave me the gift of eternal life. I have salvation. And its a gift and God gave it to me. Why do I keep working so hard at trying to earn it?  I think it was for me like it is for so many of you. I kept blaming myself, I had not forgiven myself. I used to think God was always mad at me. I was just such a disappointment to Him. I felt I would have to always be earning H

Be Careful How You Let People Treat You

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The more fragile you allow people to treat you, the more fragile you will become. Its true with anything you allow people to do towards you and what you allow into your mind. Thus, we are truly what we think we are. If this is you, you need not only to learn to think more for and of yourself but also change the way you think! You also need to change the way you speak to other people and about them. Speak life into others just as you should speak life over your own life. Negative words steal, kill and destroy life. The power of your life is in your words, so speak them well and give life by speaking them well of others too. Encourage yourself and be an encourager to others. 

How to Start Your Day off on the Right Side of the Bed

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What a beautiful morning it has been! I was never a morning person. I've come to enjoy and appreciate them now. My Dad would tell us to lay out all of our things the night before so that we didn't have any upset trying to find the missing shoe or take extra time to decide what to wear. He said to lay out our school stuff, make sure we had everything the night before. It made for a much more smooth transition and he reminded us of these things each night before going to bed. My Dad was never late to work, even when he had a flat or something he still managed to make it to work before time. He would leave in enough time to accommodate those incidents and be there well before he had to be. As we see accidents happening each and every day I know that many of them could be avoided had people just checked their priorities and took the time to not allow themselves to be in a rush and if they had woke up prepared and with joy. Our Dad was always our morning cheerleader with which we t

Confessions of an Overcomer

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Going through my keepsakes in my steamer trunks I found this handwritten letter, from who I don't recall, see a name or remember whose handwriting this is. But God has put it on my heart to share it with all of you, man or woman to encourage and build you up. Behold how the Lord loves me! I am His and He loves me. Nothing shall ever be able to separate me from His love, not now, not ever. I am a man or woman who is securely established in His love. All things that need to be changed in me, He is at work faithfully changing, and with that assurance I am secure. He is the Master Potter and I am His vessel, being formed according to His wonderful plan. I am His workmanship, His masterpiece and He does all things well. Today I will cooperate with Him, by an act of my will, confident that His plans for me are for good and not for calamity, to give me a hope and a future. I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, for I know He loves me and has called me accordi

Finding Acceptance of Ourselves

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When I was a child I felt God didn't really like me, that He was disappointed in me. The fact of the matter was I was all that to myself. But I was so wrong about what God thought and felt about me. God ended up telling me so. He told me He was a God of love. I believe it is easy when hearing those type of fire and damnation sermons for anyone to believe the opposite. But He came to spread the good news. He came so that I could have life and eternal life and have it abundantly. He came so that I didn't have to live in sin and sadness. He came for you too. We judge and beat ourselves up when we don't need to be. He isn't doing that to us. He wants to help us reach our goals, most especially the ones He knows is in our best favor. The great news is He accepts us wherever we are in life. He accepts us for who we are, what we have done, and for whatever we look like. He will love us anyhow. He will love us through wherever we are. And He puts people in our lives to h

I do not want to be Ordinary but Radical, Extreme, and Uncommon

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In times such as these we have to reach for strength.  When taking a spiritual gifting test my strongest gift is my faith and that doesn't at all surprise me. However it is also something I often times struggle with as well. But once I rise up to it, its there strong and mighty! As I have reflected back over my life I can see that my faith was instilled in me from birth. I had a mother who knew it was important for me to know God. I had a grandmother who prayed for me every day of her life. I didn't have a perfect little life nor did I always make the right decisions. In fact I have made some really poor ones. There were times I felt so lost, but I felt even in the most trying times of my life God was always with me. I remember crying out to Him. I always felt there was hope I just didn't know when things were going to get better, but I somehow knew they eventually would. That somehow was God. I can't remember not talking to Him or not knowing of Him. So in that I know