Archive | dealing with issues

When Painful Memories Won’t Heal

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  How do you handle the painful memories of a broken relationship? It’s especially difficult when you still have friends in common that think it’s their obligation to give you updates whenever you see them. Maybe they don’t understand that it’s like throwing salt on an open wound. Maybe they don’t understand how difficult it […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Bling

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“I can’t make it to Titus 2 today. I’ll meet up with you at church,” I told John. I didn’t think I could contain the emotions that felt like they would burst at any moment. I didn’t think I could manage to talk to anyone without unleashing the bucket of tears I was trying to […]

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Airing My Dirty Laundry

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My last post was about bitterness and how important it is to guard our heart. Today, I want to give you a real life example about how I first learned to guard my heart. If you’d rather call it boundaries, that’s fine, too, but scripture is clear: It’s our duty to put ourselves in a position where we’re not vulnerable to bitterness. […]

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Rock Solid

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“And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock” (Matt 16:17 Message). Alan didn’t know his father would die from a heart attack at age 39. If he had, maybe he would have bit his tongue. “I hate you!” he declared one day in anger. The words […]

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On the Edge of Town

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One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan (Luke 17:15-16). I used to admire the young girls in my church raised by Godly parents who affirmed them and brought them up in peaceful […]

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Double Trouble

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It is for freedom that Christ set you free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourself be burdened again with the yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1).   “Hey, Mom! D’ya miss me?” Garrett said as he swung open the door and dropped his bags on the floor.  “Of course I did! Did you miss […]

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