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Ep 256

Ep 256

Growing Pains When God helps us grow spiritually, he doesn’t just snap his fingers so that it happens instantly. He does it in small steps. When God made a mushroom, he created it to grow to maturity in six hours, but he had it take 60 years to grow up when he made an...

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Ep 255

Ep 255

Our Mind is a Suggestion Box Our minds are a suggestion box. Every thought you have is a suggestion, not an order. Sometimes our minds suggest that we are tired, give up, or take an easier path. But if we pause, we can discover new suggestions. For example, we will...

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Ep 254

Ep 254

Conscious Effort We do not make this mental and emotional effort to seek God because he is lost. That’s why we would seek a coin or a sheep. But God is not lost. Setting our minds is the opposite of mental coasting. It is a conscious choice to direct our hearts toward...

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Ep 253

Ep 253

How To Meditate to Overcome Fear I’m not afraid of death. When I die, I will be celebrating face to face with Jesus. I’m mostly concerned about leaving my family behind and their anger toward God if it happened. But after losing my sister, I became more and more...

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Ep 252

Ep 252

You Can Be A Blessing Builder Sitting in the lobby of the church a friend came up and began to tell me how she was praying for a woman in our church. Her description of her prayers were more informative than they should have been, and I took the bait. I asked...

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Ep 251

Ep 251

The Antidote to Resentment Has someone ever done a crazy, hurtful thing to you or to someone you love? And maybe you’ve thought, “I know the Christian thing to do is to forgive, so I will. I will forgive him as soon as he gives me an apology.” Never hold on to a hurt....

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Ep 250

Ep 250

Four Steps While Waiting Many times in my life, I had great desires to do more. Be more. Make more of an impact. But, with three small boys and a husband who was away from home eight months a year, I felt stuck in a rut. I'd create a plan to do something in what I...

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Ep 249

Ep 249

Why Have Hope? The scripture in today's episode gave me great hope as I began to learn more about Jesus and who he’s called me to be. It is a very common scripture you see on mugs and wall art. But, it can lose the true meaning of what was going on at the time. The...

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Ep 248

Ep 248

What Is My Purpose? During different seasons of my life, that question has popped up. A few times, I have a definite idea, and others, I have no clue. I struggled when I stopped working to stay at home. Why did I go to college? I’m wasting my education. I failed to...

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Ep 247

Ep 247

Embracing Change I’m sure you’ve experienced change during your life—lots of it. Change is an unavoidable part of living. It’s only through change that we grow and learn. Usually, our first instinct is almost always to resist change. We are willing to trade the...

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