Spiritual Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are unsightly.  They occur on people who have either gained weight or on women during pregnancy because the body is gaining weight rapidly and the skin cannot keep up with the changes.  They happen because the skin gets stretched due to growth.  I don’t know anyone that likes them or even desires them.

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Nothing is Wasted With God

All of us have gone through hard times, suffered loss and tragedy, and at times even made some really costly mistakes.  Many times we think that we have hit the end of the road. We wonder how things can be salvaged out of the mess that has been created. What’s really frustrating, to me anyway,

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Three Consequences of Eating Forbidden Fruit

Have you ever wanted something that you were told you couldn’t have?  For some reason, it always seems to make us want it even more. Some would call that human nature.  But I wonder what it must have been like for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with the Tree of Knowledge of

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How to Overcome the Curse of Tomorrow

  Today will lead you into tomorrow but tomorrow will always lead you into today. The meaning of the above statement is that tomorrow never comes.  When you go to sleep at night thinking “I will do thus tomorrow” you wake up and it’s today.  So tomorrow never really comes.  It is always now.  It

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How to Quit Being An Enemy to Yourself

I am my own worst enemy!  I can defeat myself faster than a speeding bullet.  I can tear myself down quicker than a wrecking ball.  I can condemn myself better than anyone.  Yes, I am my own worst enemy. But I can also be my greatest ally.  It is all in the way that I

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Don’t Despise the Package!

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. My family Christmas tree is full of gifts in different colored wrapping paper, bows and ribbon.  Some are big and some are small.  Each of my children hopes that the biggest one goes to them.  For some reason, we often get excited thinking that the bigger the gift

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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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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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Are You Being You?

Be yourself!  That’s something that we’ve heard all of our lives.  Yet, so many people, myself included, do not really live as themselves.  We live in such a competitive society where we are always comparing ourselves with others, which tends to cause us to not be comfortable with who we really are. I am not

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Are You Really Living?

“Every man dies, but not every man really lives” so said William Wallace in the movie Braveheart.  It’s a great quote and one that I think is a very true statement.  I think that it’s very appropriate for the Christian walk. Every single person on earth is going to die someday.  Everyone single person who has

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