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5 Burning Reasons Why You Need to Forgive Those Who Hurt You

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There are five burning reasons why you need to forgive those who hurt you. Notice I used the word “burning.” Personally, I used to think about offenses done to me about a thousand times and wallow in the past until I was burning with anger. Unfortunately, I didn’t know this particular coping mechanism was wrong.…

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9 Shocking Reasons Why God Compares Us to Sheep.

9 Shocking Reasons Why God Compares us to Sheep

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Do you ever wonder why God compares us to sheep in the Bible? Is it that we are cute and cuddly like them, or is there more to the comparison? There has to be a reason why Jesus would refer to Himself as the Good Shepard and us, His sheep. After much research, I found…

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Estranged From Family at the Holidays: 7 Ways to Cope

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Are you estranged from family this holiday? Or maybe you are dealing with a family rift. I know how you feel. I spent 7 years estranged from my family, and it was awful. Frankly, it sucked. The holidays were the worst because they reminded me things were not right in my life. And I felt…

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How to Quickly Overcome a Failure or Loss

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Have you ever had to overcome a failure or loss in your life? It’s not an easy feat. You are not alone. Most of us have had this happen to us at one time or another. After a horrible day, you go to bed and pray the next day will be better. Many times it…

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How to Finally Trust God in Difficult Times

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Is it hard for you to trust God in difficult times? Frankly, trust does not come easily for most of us, especially when we are asked to believe in something we can’t see. But that is exactly what God requires us to do, even when it doesn’t make sense-at all. ┬áIn fact, the Bible says…

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How a Community Service Project Will Change Your Family

Community Service Project: The Best Way to Bond as a Family

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Are you looking for a way to bond as a family? Do a community service project together. You don’t need to leave the country to find volunteer opportunities to do with your kids. For instance, a good idea might be to go to the Texas-Mexico border. My family has ministered to the people in The…

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19 Incredible Suggestions to Enhance Your Quiet Time With God

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Do you want to have an incredible quiet time with God? Perhaps you don’t have time to forge through a text written 2,000 years ago or you are just plain bored with the scriptures. Before you call my church and turn me in for blasphemy, let me tell you how I have dealt with this…

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School Safety: The REAL Reason For School Violence

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If you are a parent, sooner or later you are going to deal with school safety. It is a terrible subject no one really wants to talk about, yet it is becoming a weekly occurrence. The frequency of school shootings is an ugly reminder that we don’t have control. In fact, we don’t even know…

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What to Do When You Are Caught in a Toxic Relationship

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Are you caught in a toxic relationship? It doesn’t matter if you are married or dating, it can be difficult to navigate out of it. The laughter in the marriage or relationship is gone, and you are left with only anger and destruction. I have a friend who was in a toxic relationship, and it…

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Estranged: 3 Things You Lose When Your Family Stops Talking

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When your family stops talking everyone loses. In fact, there is collateral damage you don’t count on. Looking back, I now realize there was a trade-off when I left my family. Walking away proved to have some consequences I didn’t account for at the time. There is nothing I can do about it now but…

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