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My selfie (me, not a self-made pic of me) gets me in trouble

“Me” is a tiny word that can cause treMEndous problems. An effective way to make yourself unhappy is to go through life continually asking, “Am I happy now? A missionless life is often unhappy. If you really want to pursue … Continue reading

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Love, self-control, & mental health

When I replace my will with God’s will, my mental health improves. What you put in your body effects your physical health. What you put in your mind effects your mental health. Choose wisely. Don’t believe every thought you think. … Continue reading

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Take a sorry safari . . .

Let the Holy Spirit guide you on a sorry safari and show you the shame, error, offense, and other wickedness lurking in the natural habitat of your heart. Discover the treacherous primeval forest that you carry inside yourself. (It’s a jungle … Continue reading

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Wanted: Freedom Fighters

Wanted: Freedom Fighters A culture caught up in cravings, compulsions, and whims needs individuals who will fight to free themselves from the domination of their desires; defeat their self-destructive tendencies and tormenting thoughts; and live a life of inner liberty … Continue reading

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I’m A Progressive . . . I’m Progressing From . . .

I’m a Progressive! I’m progressing . . . From hurt to healing; From selfishness to serving; From discouragement to hope; From fear to love; From tormenting thoughts to peace of mind; From insecurity to faith; From compulsive cravings to self-control; … Continue reading

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When The Toilet Paper Gets Turned Around

Once I attended a Career Track seminar in Nashville about change management. The presenter challenged us: “Reverse your toilet paper.” That wiped me out. Surely I hadn’t paid $99 for this silly bit of advice. The presenter said: “Change is difficult … Continue reading

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