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Deliver Me From Unrealistic Expectations

Not long ago I realized anew one reason I allow myself to sink down a slippery slope in my mind and emotions centers on unrealistic expectations. The problem comes when I possess high expectations of people and minimal expectations of … Continue reading

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Everything Comes Alive

A video on youtube touched me recently. Although I heard the song on the radio many times, the words spoken before and after the song stirred me in a powerful way. Before the song started, the lead singer said three … Continue reading

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Your Word Was Found

I’ve been feeling down about a situation in my life that seems hopeless and beyond my control. (I’ve finally let go of the illusion that I can control any circumstance.) In the midst of battling negative thoughts and futile attempts … Continue reading

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Rest in the Lord

A verse that keeps coming to mind lately is My soul finds rest in God alone (Psalm 62:1 NIV 1984). God reminded me of this verse because I’ve been facing situations that seem impossible to resolve. I see loved ones … Continue reading

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Rest in the Lord

A verse that keeps coming to mind lately is My soul finds rest in God alone (Psalm 62:1 NIV 1984). God reminded me of this verse because I’ve been facing situations that seem impossible to resolve. I see loved ones … Continue reading

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Restoring Joy

Recently I allowed a rejection to rob me of joy. I felt myself sinking into the pit of self-pity, preoccupation with my hurt, and negative thinking like “There is no hope in this situation.” The truth that invaded my thinking … Continue reading

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Be Ready

This past week as I rushed around doing errands, a song came on the radio. These two words seemed louder than the others: “Ready yourself.” I thought of the verse in Scripture that speaks about being ready: … always be … Continue reading

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