Deception

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“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48 KJV) When I was a young believer this verse in Matthew was often quoted to indicate what my goals should be, and I naively assumed that now that I was saved, I must also be perfect. “Perfect” seemed to […]

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By Nellie Martin So many times in life we feel inadequate; our past hanging in the back of our mind and our flaws focusing in on us like a sharp shooter.  Some days we feel beautiful and some days we do not.  This roller coaster of emotions drives us crazy and we wonder, “Will I […]

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Hungry. Tired. Lonely. Maybe these aren’t words we usually associate with the King of Kings, but His divinity was wrapped in the same flesh we wear… So imagine yourself there, alone in the desert for forty days. Worn out by the weather.  Desperate for comfortable rest.  Aching for sustenance. This is where the Spirit of […]

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by Mindi Jo Furby Identity.  A basic yet crucial aspect of life.  Billions of dollars are spent every year appealing to our identities ~ from paying therapists to figure out who we are to paying doctors to transform unappealing body parts. Some of us live our entire lives in an identity crisis.  We’re always striving […]

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Spring

I don’t shock easily.  I have been around a long time and have known all kinds of people.  None of us, not even Christians, even distantly approaches perfection.  However, I must admit I was recently appalled to read in the “Church Around the World” publication that “data suggests that the overwhelming majority of Christian young […]

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I lived most of my life to please others.  I was the person they needed and wanted me to be.  It did not matter who I really was inside; if I didn’t fit their mold, I changed myself to make them happy.  So many years buried under so many masks, it’s no wonder I lost […]

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