Category Archives: overcoming temptation

Surrounded by voices from another world

We’re surrounded by another world That most people seldom notice; However, when we listen quietly, We can hear inner voices from there. One torments and seduces towards evil. The other comforts and steers towards love. The voice we learn to … Continue reading

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21st century proverbs: “So many words, so little love language.”

So many words; so little love language. Hope = Having Ongoing Positive Expectations. Emotional pain’s an alarm letting you know that you’re ignoring faith, hope, & love. Greatness & meanness are opposites. Combativeness creates defensiveness & disunity. As an alternative … Continue reading

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Shall we overcome?

Shall we overcome? Don’t succumb to discouragement, self-destruction, and depression. Overcome through the reality of Christ’s love. “Deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome someday!” The lost word of the Bible is a recovery word. It can … Continue reading

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The beach ball in my heart . . .

The Beach Ball In My Heart –When life shoves me under And tries to hold me down, The beach ball in my heart Comes bounding back, Thrusting me to the surface Like a jack-in-the-box And keeping me afloat, Displacing sadness with … Continue reading

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Defeated Christians are not part of God’s plan

Defeated Christians, overcome by the world and caught up in ungodly cravings and complusions, are not part of God’s plan. We can only be defeated when we walk away from God’s will. However, in the 21 Century, many of us … Continue reading

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4 steps to resist the devil and make him run from you.

Jesus’ 1/2 brother, James, who wrote one of the books of the New Testament, said:  “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  But how do you resist the devil?  Here are 4 steps: 1)  Recognize that there are … Continue reading

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Right Living–Holiness–Is it out of date?

“Holiness” = right living/righteousness. One of the founding principles of The Salvation Army is holiness–right living. Christ-followers are called, not just to get themselves to Heaven, to get others to Heaven, and to serve others on earth. We are also … Continue reading

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