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Freedom From Self-Protection

One day a number of years ago, I felt led to call a friend I hadn’t seen in months. When I asked how she was doing, she tearfully said, “Bad. I left my husband today.” In the past when hearing such words, I’d listen, then … Continue reading

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Freedom From Worldliness

Lately at church and in Sunday school we’ve been studying a challenging series called, “Not A Fan,” which urges moving beyond being a fan of Jesus to becoming a true follower. Recently a familiar verse was read in my Sunday … Continue reading

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Freedom From Criticizing

A number of years ago a women’s ministry was promoting a 30-day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives. “I’ll try it,” I determined. For 30 days I was to avoid criticism and daily speak encouraging words to my husband. The result … Continue reading

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Freedom From Self-Pity

A moment of truth that comes back to my mind repeatedly happened almost fifteen years ago when my youngest daughter was 13 years old.  I was feeling sorry for myself that day and was reciting out loud a list of all … Continue reading

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Finding Peace In Relationships

Not long ago a fellow Christian communicated, “I could have peace if only she would…” She spoke about her Christian roommate whom she described as “irresponsible” and “someone I have no respect for.” She then preceded to list all the … Continue reading

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God Is For Me–Even When I Fall

I had made such progress in my battle against codependency. Then a new issue came up, and I suddenly found myself embracing false responsibility, which I thought was a thing of the past. Once again I felt determined to scheme … Continue reading

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Free To Admit A Wrong

Why is it sometimes so hard to say “I was wrong?” This past Sunday I got offended by what someone said to me. I overreacted and lashed out with harsh words. My fuming about the disrespect shown consumed me. All … Continue reading

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