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The Gains That Can Come From Releasing What Holds You to the Past

On the journey from brokenness to wholeness, chaos to clarity, fear to courage, unbelief to trust, we must choose to lay down the idols that “comfort” us and the lies that we believe about God, ourselves, and others. What we gain in the process is worth the risk. I want to share with you what I have gained in 3 different areas, how it has changed my life, enabling me to leave the past in […]

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I WANT To Do What God Wants Me To Do, But I Am Not Sure What That IS Anymore!

Today, July 4th, we celebrate the declaration of independence of those who wished to be free of the tyranny of King George III. They wished to no longer be ruled by those who did not have their best interest in mind, but used their subjects to promote their own agenda in Europe at the expense of those who had nothing to gain by it. They were declaring that they wanted to be free, but I […]

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Forgiveness is…

Today’s thoughts are on forgiveness. This is a very delicate subject in the life of an abuse survivor. So I wanted to explore it by turning it around and examining it from many perspectives. First, let’s define forgiveness itself. Forgiveness is the offer of willingly setting aside the just punishment someone is due for an offense or debt against you. When we look at the word of God, we see that forgiveness is often preceded […]

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DESERVE Mercy?

I once was pulled over by a cop for not having my tags up to date. As I sat there waiting for him to go back to his car to run my plates to see if I had actually paid for new tags, my mind was racing to remember if I had gotten the tags paid for this vehicle or was it the other one. I had paid online for the first time and never […]

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Is God Really Good?

In the Garden God created a place with extraordinary beauty, lush and plentiful food for the animals, and humans made in His image to live in relationship with Him and His creation in perfect unity. But in Genesis 2:16 we find God giving this command to Adam, “You are free to eat from any tree in the Garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when […]

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Focus on Changing Your Focus in Change

Growing through change requires the ability to trust the Lord even when it feels like He has given you a pair of shoes you would never pick to wear. Toes pinch, balls of your feet ache, and you can’t count how many times you have almost twisted your ankle just getting from here to there. And yet life is not a destination that is familiar, but a process where each step is somewhere we have […]

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