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New Blog

I am currently writing at two other blogs: Beyond the Sinner’s Prayer and Freedom from Emotional Eating. If you can’t get the links to work, the addresses are: http://www.beyondthesinnersprayer.wordpress.com and http://www.emotionaleatingfreedom.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there!

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Is the easy life the good life?

When my boys were little, I used to let them wear their clothes to bed at night. My thought at the time was, “Why make your kids go to all the work of changing into their pajamas when they just … Continue reading

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Fat in a World That Worships Skinny

When I was a sophomore in college, I used to hide out in my dorm room because I felt too self-conscious about my weight to go out and meet people. I was looking at myself through the eyes of others, … Continue reading

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Insecurity Anyone?

Do you ever feel inadequate? Like everyone out there is more on the ball than you? That’s the way I felt when I was getting ready for the Mt. Hermon Writers Conference. I won’t lie. I was dreading the experience. … Continue reading

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Difficult Relationships: Part Two

Romans 12:1-2 tells us we should expect two things when we make the effort to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. First, it’s going to be a sacrifice. And second, it’s going to be good. Expect it to … Continue reading

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Running the Race: Difficult Relationships

What I’d like to do in the next few weeks is work through some examples using the four steps to transformation based on Romans 12:1-2. Here’s our first example: Joan and Mark have a struggling marriage. Their biggest problem is and … Continue reading

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Overcoming Procrastination

For by You I can run upon a troop; and by my God I can leap over a wall. Psalm 18:29 It’s Monday again. That day of the week when we all feel hopeful. Ready to get to work. Ready … Continue reading

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Four Steps to Transformation

In my last post I talked about a training plan that would help us put God first and get rid of the sin in our lives. That plan can be found in Romans 12:1-2. Let me start by outlining the … Continue reading

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Do Little Trials Count?

When we think of people growing closer to God through trials, we usually think of big trials—cancer, persecution, the death of a loved one—that sort of thing. But God also works through little trials—at least He does when we turn … Continue reading

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Are you tired of running the race?

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews … Continue reading

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