Tag Archive: 'Bible'

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Upset your fruit basket

When I’m frustrated, I ask for patience, or when I’m tempted I ask for self-control. But those are Fruit of the Spirit I already have. Why am I asking?

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Even if life turns upside-down

None of us have the power to change much of anything in our lives, not without help. When we get to these points in life (and all of us do), we have to hold on to something.

Donut Girl check your attitude

Check that attitude, Donut Girl

I bought donuts on Sunday morning, and the Donut Girl reminded me how important my attitude is when I’m representing someone else.

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Burdens are too much to bear alone

By bearing a friend’s burdens in my own strength, I’m not helping. I’m not there to help them carry their burden; I’m there to help them carry it to God.

Truth hurts enough without our help

I never wore expensive clothes when I worked at the library at Wichita State University. It wasn’t that we were unprofessional. I always looked nice. But we worked with ink daily, and no matter how hard you tried, you always ended up covered in it. So there was no point to spend money on expensive […]

It’s just the way I am

Understanding your personality is a vital step in learning who God made you and what you can do for Him. But if you turn your personality into an excuse or use it to avoid obeying God, you’re asking for trouble….You’re unique and individual, and God made you that way because He has a plan for you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t rise above your personality and its limitations.

Small victories win wars

It’s March, guys! The third month of 2017 has already begun. How are you doing with your resolutions? Confession time: January was a complete failure for me, and February wasn’t much better. I had plans to eat right, to exercise regularly, to rest, and to spend time with the Lord. And while I managed some […]

The Cost of Giving Up

Sounds to me like giving up would be a greater benefit to me than pressing onward has been. Because what does giving up actually cost?

Do you trust God or not?

Do you trust God or not? If you say you do, shouldn’t you be living like it?

When you only want half of Jesus

Imagine you walk into the grocery store and fill your shopping cart with essentials. Not the name brand products either. Just what you need to get by. Then, when you go to pay for your cart of groceries, you present the sales clerk with half a credit card. Do you think you’ll get to go […]

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