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Lighten Up! - #6639
Could it be that your family could use a few laughs; some crazy, impulsive experiences; a parent who can kid himself about his own weaknesses. Laughing gets people to laugh, and relaxed kids communicate more, and relaxed parents make better decisions.
Man's Forest and Woman's Trees - #6526
It's dynamite when you put men's and women's perspectives together. A man has this objective distance - created by God for that big picture, and there's nothing wrong with that. Put that with a woman's sensitive closeness, where she says, "You've got to come and look at the smaller picture with me." Put us together; we've got the whole story.
Step Back and See it Better - #6299
You see, pain tends to make us very self-focused and self-absorbed. Our eyes start to cross, and the situation starts to blur, and we start thinking in circles. Serving restores your perspective. Now, when you feel the least like doing it, is probably when you most need to do it, to get your perspective back.
True Woman | How Awesome is This Place!
We often sense the Lord’s presence in places of serenity and security. But what happens when the scenery changes—when the serene and secure become tumultuous waves of uncertainty, doubt, or fear? When the bills can’t be paid, or the consequences of sin run deep, or your hopes and dreams for the future have been shattered?
Revive Our Hearts: The Stakes Are Higher than You Think
For decades, Joni Eareckson Tada has been a model for trusting God through adversity. When she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, it would be easy to ask why she had to face a new round of suffering. Joni will tell you what she’s learned during this latest trial.
True Woman Blog: A Tribute to Kathy
My friend’s long walk through death’s shadows has ended this week. Kathy Helvey’s four-year battle with leukemia has given way to the victory of eternal life.
No Timeouts, No Victory - #6044
ray before you take that call. Pray before you make that call. Pray before you write that e-mail. Pray before you start your journey. Pray before you answer, before you make that commitment, before you make that purchase, or before you ask someone for a date or accept that date. Pray through your day before you face your day.
The Name That Says It All - #5908
There's no other kind of relationship with Jesus that will get you to heaven; not Jesus as your teacher, not Jesus as your religion, not Jesus as your belief. It has to be Jesus as your rescuer from your sin. If you've never really thrown your arms around God's rescuer and said, "Save me, Lord," don't wait another day to do that.
How to Get the Rest of the Story - #5907
Here's what Solomon shows us as the steps to getting God's wisdom. First, you humbly admit your ignorance and your powerlessness even if you're number one where you are. Secondly, you acknowledge, as Solomon did, that everything and everyone in this situation is God's, "I'm Your servant"...these are "Your people." Thirdly, desperately seek His wisdom. When you do, God will give you breakthrough insight into that situation, into that person.
The Problem with Looking at Yourself - #5821
Self-pity, self-centeredness, self-promoting, self-reliance - see, the harder it gets, the more that "self" stuff starts to take over and the more out of control we become. If you've been looking at yourself too much, it's time to fly to a higher place where you can get your perspective back, and that means refocusing your eyes away from your great load and back to your great Lord.