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How Surrendering to Accountability Brought Me to Thanksgiving ?>

How Surrendering to Accountability Brought Me to Thanksgiving

I’ve discovered that people naturally cringe at the thought of being accountable. It requires vulnerability, participation, engagement, and ultimately, results. However, in my quest to embrace accountability and all of its implications, I’ve found a freeing grace that lives just beyond my willingness to accept it. You may not know it, but accountability and thanksgiving go hand in hand. As long as I can remember, I’ve had a giddy enthusiasm for fall. It’s the time of year when the thermometer…

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How to Rescue Yourself from an Emotional Island ?>

How to Rescue Yourself from an Emotional Island

For weeks now, an unwelcomed cloak of “what’s the point” has weighed on me. I’ve analyzed it, tried to study its origin and have given it free reign in my brain. But today, I’ve had a welcomed breakthrough. Fraternizing with the Enemy That was my first mistake – I entertained it. At first glance I should have sent that gloom-and-doom oppressor packing. Instead, I got distracted by problem solving. I had a mental flow chart mapping out its step-by-step progression. And that was wrong…

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Why We Remember Where We’ve Been ?>

Why We Remember Where We’ve Been

Four years ago the Lord pierced my perception with the truth of His reality. Until then, I thought I was a Christian on my way to heaven, and I professed to be one. But in retrospect, I didn’t know Him – the Christ, the Way. But God changed my course on a May day in 2012 and gave me reason to remember where I’d been. “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes…

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How Every Believer Can Live in Freedom NOW ?>

How Every Believer Can Live in Freedom NOW

It’s simple to react positively to the joyful occasions. But we must be attentive when disappointment comes and realize that the event itself and our reaction to it can create an emotional and spiritual wound, forming a wedge between ourselves and others – including God. In John 16:33, we are promised many trials and sorrows on this earth. But without guidance, protection and peace from the One who has overcome, we can be trapped by hurts, wounds and dashed expectations, resulting in…

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