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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Somebody's Got to Move - #5684
Isn't it time to release that bitterness? Hasn't it done enough damage? It isn't hurting the person you're bitter toward. It's hurting you, and probably others you love. Bitterness can only be moved out by something called forgiveness.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Levees the Flood Can't Break - #8078
When you know a flood is possible, you do need to build your levees high around a town, or even around your marriage. Marriages have got a flood of pressures on them, problems, and demands, and temptations. It’s really challenging to make a marriage work these days.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Volcano Scars - #4532
When we're angry, we're a lot like a volcano. We erupt, we spew out our lava, and we often blow away a piece of the other person - if not ourselves. And every one of us carries around parts of us that have been mortally wounded by something someone said to us in anger. They may well have forgotten it; we can't ever forget it.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Firing Too Soon - #4542
We start shooting before we really understand what a person is feeling; where they're really coming from. We may listen long enough to hear their words, but how about their heart? To hear the surface issue maybe, but not long enough to hear the real issue. We make some of our most hurtful mistakes, and we say some of our most damaging words when we just react to a person's deeds instead of stepping back and looking for the need that is causing the deed.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Family Infections - #4436
Every family has them - those germs that get passed around the family. And they're not all the kind you go to a doctor for. The most virulent, most damaging family infections of all come from moral germs, spiritual germs, some of which have infected generations and are in the process right now of being passed on to yet another generation.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The High Price of a Little Ice - #4438
Now, it doesn't take much ice on the wings to cause an airplane to start losing altitude. It doesn't take much ice in your soul to cause you to start losing altitude - to start going down spiritually.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Everybody's Got a Story - #4555
Don't say things that will tear a person down, only things that will build that person up. Why? Because you're focusing on their needs, not just their deeds. You may hate their deeds, but God's asking you to develop His compassion to respond to the needs that drive their deeds. Whether that person is your child, your spouse, your parent, your friend, your coworker, someone at church.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Smell You Should Never Get Used To - #4335
Our word for today from the Word of God comes from Ezekiel 9:2, and it describes a kind of person God was looking for back then -- and the kind of person He is looking for right now, where you are. God is showing His prophet Ezekiel how repulsive the sin of God's ancient people is to Him and how He intends to bring judgment and clean house.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Disease Prevention - #4347
Quick action at the first sign of infection - that's the secret of preventing major damage. Not only from an infectious disease, but from the most highly contagious virus of all - the sin virus. If we nip it in the bud, we can avoid it's spread and a whole lot of suffering.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Something's Wrong - #4354
Increasingly, a lot of us watch the news and think something like this, "Boy, something's wrong. Something's very wrong!" We hear about violent murders in a top-ranked high school, people doing things to other people that are unspeakable, families ripped apart, just an awful lot of garbage. It just feels like something's wrong in our world. But even closer to home - with the people we love most - sometimes it feels like something's wrong in our family, in our friends. In fact, we look at how we act ourselves all too often and think, "Something's wrong in me."