Day 26 – Why Do We Wander?

Paul is begging the Corinthian church to get back on track and to resist the alluring tide of false teaching that so easily sweeps one away.  The Corinthians are being derailed by intellectualism and performance-based Christianity. They were stuck in a comparison trap of “Who’s Who and Who’s Not.” We see Paul’s undeterred affection for…

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Is Temptation a Good Thing?

A temptation becomes sin when we surrender to our own evil desires. Unless it is enticing, it has no pull.

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4 Ways to Take Charge of Your Day

I’ve always been a runner. From conflict. From fear. From dread. I rather avoid the hard stuff than to go ahead, and dig in.

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Get Ready

We are instructed “to be sober, be vigilant.” In other words, we are told to exercise some self-control and discipline in our lives to be ready to battle the enemy. There will be days when we don’t feel like praying and spending time with God. We will be tempted to sin and give in to our fleshly desires. However, a person exhibiting self-control is sure and steady, even in the toughest of circumstances. A self-controlled believer never neglects their time with the Lord.

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The Devil is talking to me with Angel Eyes

How easily I am persuaded by lies. Lies from the Enemy. When I get discouraged, he persuades me to wallow in self-pity. When I am rejected, he leads me to try to fill the void. When I am busy, he convinces me that things in the here and now are of utmost importance. These lies…

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What’s Lurking Outside?

Last week, my oldest daughter came home from school…dropped her backpack on the floor in the kitchen…grabbed an Izze and a bag of chips…threw her shoes off under the kitchen table and proceeded to her typical spot on the living room couch. Unfortunately, she never made it to her “chill out” zone. Out of the…

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