When God Recalculates Your Journey

Most of us have been there . . . in the car, going on a trip using a GPS to direct us where we are going.  Maybe you missed a turn or didn’t want to follow directions.  Then it happens, you make her mad and she starts in . . . recalculating!  A GPS is

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The Shaming of Jesus

Is there one moment in time that you wish you could go back and undo?  Is there one embarrassing moment or one major mistake that you are now so ashamed of?  Believe it or not, Jesus understands the whole issue of shame and how it can affect a person, sometimes for life. I remember sitting

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Walls Around My Heart

Over the years, I have built up walls around my heart. Because of things I have gone through in the past — hurts, rejections, disappointments — I have built these ramparts to protect myself. A lot of us have walls up to protect us from getting hurt. We somehow think that if we isolate our

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Why Won’t God Feel Sorry For Me?

  Have you ever had a bad time in your life where you prayed for things to change, but they didn’t?  This is especially hard when someone has caused you great pain and done something to cause you loss.  I’ve been in this season for a while now.  It started about five years ago.  I

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Don’t Be the Devil’s Star Witness

Have you ever been blamed or accused of something that you didn’t do?  It’s a terrible feeling.  Even if we did do something wrong, when someone points that out often times we are hit with shame and regret.  It’s never a good feeling. Yet, we so often times are quick to blame or accuse others. 

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When Being Right Makes You Wrong.

I hate being wrong.  I imagine that most people do.  I have a funny little saying that I have used in the past that reflects my hatred of being wrong.  It goes like this:  “I am never wrong; I once thought I was but I was mistaken.”  Cute, right?  For a t-shirt maybe, but that

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A Man Did Time For Me

Prison life has always fascinated me.  It’s another world inside those walls behind the fence.  I’ve watched numerous prison movies and documentaries.  The whole concept of survival in a place like that is interesting to me.  I once had a friend who spent eighteen years of his life behind bars.  His stories intrigued me as

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