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What’s So Good about Friday? Part 1

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Today is Good Friday, the day when Christians around the world remember and reflect on Jesus Christ’s crucifixion at Calvary over 2,000 years ago. It might seem strange to some that we would refer to the unspeakable suffering that Christ went through on our behalf as “good.” But if He hadn’t gone to the cross, […]

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The Final Facet of Forgiving Others

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In my last post, “The First Facet of Forgiving Others,” I shared with you that the fundamental reason you are miserable when you don’t forgive others is that you are a brand-new creation in Christ. And because of your eternal spiritual union with Him, you are a ‘forgiven forgiver at heart.’ Any time you aren’t […]

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The First Facet of Forgiving Others

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If you have been struggling to forgive someone who has wounded you, then allow the following Words from your Beloved to act as a healing balm for your damaged emotions. “My holy bride, one of the most damaging snares of the flesh is a refusal to forgive someone who has hurt you.” “Regardless of whether […]

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How to Enjoy More Peace

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Christian, if you are honest, you might have to admit that you aren’t enjoying the kind of peace in your life that Jesus promised all those who belong to Him. In today’s post, lean in, listen to, and follow these Words of your Beloved so that you can begin to truly savor the peace that […]

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Where Your Joy and Peace Are Found

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On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your current level of joy and peace? If you’re honest, you might have to admit that your joy-and-peace meter is directly tied to what’s going on in your life right now, whether positive or negative. Just this week, I had the opportunity to talk […]

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When You Stumble in the Dance

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This message might be a bit hard to swallow for those of you who struggle with perfectionism. I should know. For years, I was a card-carrying member of the Performance-Based Acceptance Association. I thought I had to “do life” perfectly in order to feel beautiful. That kind of thinking is doomed to failure because we […]

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The Most Beneficial Habit

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With the beginning of a new year (Can you believe it’s already 2019!), you might be like me, wanting to break unhealthy habits and form new ones to improve the quality of your life. According to Dictionary.com, a habit is “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” I don’t know about you, […]

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Enjoying Your Best Gift Ever in 2019

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I’m always a little sad the day after Christmas. This past Christmas morning, before our guests arrived, I felt like a little girl anticipating unwrapping every gift under the tree with her name on it. Oh, you can be sure that my delight had nothing to do with material gifts, but everything to do with […]

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Jesus Really Is the Best Gift Ever!

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This time of year is celebrated as the “Season of Giving.”  People everywhere are making their lists and searching the Internet to find the perfect gift for those special people in their lives. Well, that’s what I do anyway. The truth is that no one but God will ever be able to give another person […]