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When God doesn’t answer prayers

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that when God answers prayers sometimes He says yes, sometimes no and sometimes the answer is “not now” But we’ve missed the most common answer of all. Often when we pray, God’s response is “come to me.” “But God” we whine, “that’s not an answer!” Yet it is the […]

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Living Your Purpose

Your life is the sum of your daily choices Your life is a reflection of the choices you make each and every day. If you choose to walk the stairs instead of taking the elevator, you are making a small daily choice which, over time, can make the difference between being fit and trim or […]

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A Worn Sweater

“Think on these words. You were knitted together. You aren’t an accident. You weren’t mass-produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth by the Master Craftsman.” So says Max Lucado. He is comparing our lives to the gift of a hand made sweater he received […]

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Is it God’s Will, or MIne?

I’m going to wade into a thorny issue here and spout my own opinion. However, wiser minds than mine have grappled with this and they would disagree with me. So, for what it is worth, here is a non-theologian, practical, version for us common folks. How do we know if God’s will is being done […]

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Life without Limits

Every day we face things that threaten to ruin our day or distract us from our goals. Often, we see successful people moving forward as if life has been all laid out nice and easy for them and all they have to do is stroll along the path. We believe if they had to deal […]

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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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Mean People

I do not deal well with mean people. I simply can not understand why people have to be self righteous and mean to others. Maybe I’m naive and just expect normal people to be civil. What is the point, or even the benefit, to spewing hateful words onto someone else?