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Flower Gardens

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Defeat Distractions and Frustration, Guaranteed

A lot of things drive us nuts, frustrate us, or are just plain unfair. We deal with these kinds of situations, big and small, every day. Someone cuts us off in traffic and we carry a grudge all day long, telling everyone who will listen what a lousy driver that person was. Plans go awry […]

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The secret to Overcoming Emotional Ups and Downs

I was reading Lysa TerKeurst’s wonderful blog and came across this about her husband: “Three weeks out of the month he loves me and loves to do whatever he can to help me do ministry. One week out of the month he simply puts up with me and my bout with the Princess Must Scream […]

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Exceptional Life – Simplified

I was reading Michael Hyatt’s exceptional blog recently. The post was on 10 mistakes leaders should avoid. He had great insights, based on his own years as a leader in business. He listed things like avoiding pride, always do business with integrity, choose your advisers carefully, and live according to your values. All great advice. […]

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Diligent workers

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 God calls us to be diligent workers. The responsibility is on us to work well for His kingdom. Those who are called to leadership, whether it is in […]

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Seeds of Truth

According to surveys, the top 3 things most Christians want are: To know God better To know His will To live free of anxiety, worry and fear The answer to all three of those desires is to allow the power of His word to work in our life. Jesus tells the parable of the seed […]

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Finding Joy in the Hectic Holidays

We are in a day and age that wants to DO, to push forward with great activity and noise. “Bluster”, as A.W. Tozer calls it. We want rewards and acknowledgement for our good deeds, we want attention and accolades. With enough scrambling around, with enough “doing” of good deeds for the holiday season, we should […]

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Vibrant Christian Living in a hurricane

Since I am still in my bible study on Romans, in light of the expected hurricane, this verse jumped out at me: “For since the creation of the world His invisible [attributes] are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, […]

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The Cure for Anxiety

Have we turned anxiety into a virtue? Is our level of anxiety supposed to be an indicator of our grasp on reality? Certainly there is plenty of reason for worry and anxiety in the world today. But have we turned it into a badge of honor, the only way to prove we really care about […]

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Spiritual Gift of Exhortation

To exhort means to encourage, to speak truth urging the listener to take action. Exhorters are talkers! They are also incurable optimists. Exhorters don’t see difficulties, they ignore them. This can make them seem naïve or pollyannah-ish. They want to encourage everyone to be their best and can see the potential in people. Both their […]