Moms: When Your Tongue is a Fire

Our words reveal what is in our hearts at the deepest level – in our thoughts, beliefs, and desires. When sin rules in our hearts, it will show outwardly in our behavior and words. Mothering is a rewarding life role, but it can also be exhausting, draining, and difficult at times. In her exhaustion, personal pain, and suffering, a mother might say things to her child that are sinful and damaging.

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Sanctification Is Not A Self-Improvement Project

It’s Not A Self-Improvement Project When contemplating change, I have found it is important to change for the right reasons. When talking with a person the other day, I learned she recently stopped eating sweets until Easter. She said that she thought it was the “Christian” thing to do. She thought God would bless her for her efforts, and that her life would be better as a result. I have found that a significant number of Christians approach progressive sanctification as a self-improvement project.  While there is certainly nothing wrong with giving up sweets, I do believe it is...

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Thankful and Pure

How could it be God’s will for her to be so lonely? She did not want to be like this for the rest of her life. Surely God wanted her to be happy and since happiness meant being loved, Nicola decided to find a boyfriend. The result was that she started sleeping around, believing that she would eventually find the one man that was for her.

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Broken Is Better

God has given you your weakness as a gift, to help you bring glory to His great name and to make you more like His precious Son! Give in to fear, anger, and despair, and you will be bullied, powerless, and hopeless. Once you get there, you are standing at the doorstep of bitterness. Turn from these things, my friend, and be broken.

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I’ve Wasted So Much Time

I frequently see young moms’ hashtag the phrase “loving the little years” on social media and my heart rejoices when I do. If I had to do it all over again, I would care less about how clean my house was at the end of each day and spend more time under the kitchen table with my boys.

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Make Room For Others: Relationships Take Effort

What do these phrases have in common: “I am too busy”, “I am not good at it”, “I don’t need others”, “it is too much trouble”? These are all common excuses for living our lives with no room for others. There are many one-another verses in the Bible. This should help us to realize how significant our relationships are as Christians.

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Is Your Communication Seasoned with Salt or Salty?

If you realize you have negative characteristics in communication, resolve to work on the heart issues that are fueling them. Spend time in Scripture studying passages like Ephesians 4:29; James 1:19; Psalm 19:14; Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 18:20 – 21. There are literally hundreds of verses in the Bible that address the various forms of communication and it is certain that you could use work in at least one of them.

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