Category: Fear

When Fear Threatens to Overwhelm

When Fear Threatens to Overwhelm

We all have expectations of what our lives should look like, what we will or will not accomplish in life, what kinds of relationships we will or will not have, even how our lives should appear to others around us – our family, friends, and coworkers. We all have these expectations of ourselves, others, and even of God.

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A Challenge to Journal: A Reflection of God’s Faithful Work

A Challenge to Journal: A Reflection of God’s Faithful Work

As unbelievable as it may seem, we are fast approaching the end of another year. Social media is all about your year in review, throwing up collages and slide shows featuring all of your most liked posts, new friends, and photos. But taking a moment each December to think over the past twelve months isn’t new, and it certainly was not Facebook’s idea. As each year passes, we all think about the things that happened, the people we spent time with, and the ways that life has changed.

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Dear Angry Mom, You Must Change!

Dear Angry Mom, You Must Change!

Dear Angry Mom, You must change. You must change before your children learn from you that angry outbursts when you don’t get your way are acceptable. You must change before your children become fearful of you, and begin to base their value on your approval of them. You must change before your children become angry and resentful, and begin to act out of those sinful heart conditions. But, most importantly, you must change because your heavenly Father says so (James 1:19-20; Ecclesiastes 7:9; Colossians 3:8; Psalm 37:8-9; Proverbs 16:32; Ephesians 4:31-32). There are lots of angry moms out there...

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Mantras, Bible Verses, and Change

Mantras, Bible Verses, and Change

Sincere believers want to change and become like Christ. Sadly, we have probably all at some point heard such people express frustration, disappointment, and despair at their continued failure to do so. Maybe you have experienced that yourself. What I have often seen is that they will take a Bible verse, or concept, and then recite these repeatedly, believing that by doing so, the problem will go away and they will change. They are repeating Bible verses in a mantra-like fashion, in an effort to bring about whatever it is that is so desperately wanted. What they are reciting is true, as it is the Word of God. The problem is that it is not specific enough and it results in the lack of change.

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