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The ‘I’ in D. I. R. T. (Damaging Behavior and God’s Love – Part 2)

The ‘I’ in today’s post on D. I. R. T.  is about changing irresponsible behavior. We know that when we behave irresponsibly, we prevent others from seeing the true image of God which resides in us. This type of negative … Continue reading

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Love Overflow Part I (Loving God)

What does coffee and love have in common? When I was very small, I visited my grandparents often. When my Pawpaw (My Dad’s father) would come home from work in  the evenings, my Bigmama would have his coffee ready. He … Continue reading

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Balance? Yes Balance! (Balance – Part 3)

In order to have a balanced life, you will have to give up something. But what you gain is worth more than the temporary relief that you feel when you barely catch the next ball before it hits the ground. … Continue reading

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What Are You Juggling? (Balance)

You say there’s never enough time? Does it feel as though some secret agency has hired you to be a Master juggler? Do you feel the pressure that comes with trying to keep every ball in the air? Does it … Continue reading

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The Quiz (The Journey – Part 3)

Have you ever been handed a quiz,  looked down at the questions, and smiled because you knew the answers? Life is nothing if not an on-going quiz. Every where I turn, there’s a quiz about something. How am I suppose … Continue reading

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4 Simple Ways to Get God’s Favor (Part 3 of 4)

We all like favor. “Uh, could you do me a favor?” “Could you do me a little favor?” “I hate to bother you, but could you… ?” God’s favor has another name. It’s called Grace. It’s not based on our … Continue reading

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Baby Steps (Determination)

  I promised myself that I would write a blog as often as possible this year, even if it’s only a few lines, because I want to say one encouraging word to someone who might need it. So here’s my … Continue reading

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Committed to the End (Sabotage Part 3)

I’m in! You can count on me! I’ll be there! Sounds like fun! Let’s do it! I mean well. Really, I do. I make plans, thinking that it won’t take much time to complete them. Unfortunately, it usually takes more … Continue reading

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To Trust or to Lean… That is the Question! (Sabotage Part 2)

I’m discovering that there are so many ways to be your own stumbling block. I’d like to share with you five questions I’ve been thinking about lately. They may be questions you might want to consider as well. Question number … Continue reading

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9 Enemies of Life – (Sabotage Part 1)

Do you keep making the same mistakes over and over again? Do you continue in the same toxic relationships from year to year? Have you ever wondered if there is something that you are doing to keep you from reaching … Continue reading

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‘Three-Toes’ Love versus Genuine Love

I know you must be wondering ‘what in the world’ I am talking about. I was thinking about the time when I wanted to wear my open-toed sandals, but had not polished my nails. I didn’t even have time to … Continue reading

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What a Fellowship (Building a Relationship with God) by Guest Blogger Pastor James R. Flint Jr.

God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:9 [NIV] I love little children! They know how to crawl into your lap, look up at you with clear, trusting eyes, … Continue reading

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Got Faith? (The Importance of Faith) (Guest Blogger – Pastor James Flint Jr.)

Hebrews 11:1, Romans 10:14-17, Philippians 1:27 Our Faith has been dulled by a society and culture that promotes selfishness, self-security, and self-sufficiency. To many, God is seen as an abstract being. Even we as Christians have demonstrated day by day … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Trust! (Hope – Part 2)

There were times when I was tempted to be envious of those who had what I wanted. I could have become comfortable with holding on to anger and hopelessness. Instead, it was the Holy Spirit, God’s gift to those who … Continue reading

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The Scar (Compassion & Life’s Adversities – Part 2)

One of my lessons on compassion came with THE SCAR.  I was in my early thirties when thyroid surgery left me with a scar that went all the way across the base of the front of my neck (the metal … Continue reading

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