The Word To Say

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The Word To Say

Transforming Words

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In continuing with the post I wrote yesterday about authentic Christianity and fake Christianity, today’s set of questions pertain to scripture: Do you read it? Are you living it out?...
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Live By Faith, Not By Sight

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Unexpected bills. The stomach flu. Family drama. Chronic illness. House headaches. Job change. Job loss. Job stagnancy. Marital troubles. Parenting hiccups. Failed dreams. On and on it goes. So many...
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Things To Count On

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Things to count on: Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses. Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of...
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I Cling To You

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O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there...
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A Cheerful Heart

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It’s Friday, and sometimes I look and feel like this by the end of the week. You feel me? Thus, I thought it would be highly appropriate and timely to post...
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Starve Your Distractions And Feed Your Focus

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Focus: a person’s center of interest or activity… the state or quality of producing clear visual definition… the ability to see and understand with clarity. 1. Focus on what you...
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Pressed But Not Crushed

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If all we experience in life is ease, comfort, increasing luxury, and prosperity, we’d be total strangers to the many types of rescue and restorations that Christ provides for His...
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God Says…

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A friend sent me a Facebook message last week that was perfectly timed. What she sent was nothing profound, and yet, it hit me in a profound way. Ever have...
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All Things Work Together For Good

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While scrolling through Facebook a while ago I came across a post a dear friend of mine had written. To the average reader they would have read it and thought,...
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I Will

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I could write words, but I won’t. This picture says it all. Scripture says it all. Psalms lays it out beautifully and more perfectly than I ever could. Today, let’s...
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Just Do It

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Last week I had a panicky situation pop up that took me off guard. Ever found yourself in one of those places? What’s interesting is that this particular situation caught...
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Let Us Run

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There are no shortcuts or quick fixes to freedom, change, or healing. God is more interested in equipping us for the longevity of the journey than He is in removing...
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5 Promises

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Have you ever read a passage of scripture where it felt like God followed it up with a, “P.S. I promise”? That’s what it felt like for me this week...
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So I Fix My Eyes

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”That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long....
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Totally Unexpected

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In the deepest part of my heart I’m a utopian idealist. I’m aware that some people label this type of personality as an unrealistic dreamer, but I like to call...
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Advice From A Tree

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“They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of...
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10 Ways To Love

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“So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head...
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Confidence We Have

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“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have...
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Remain In Me

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you...
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Cast Your Cares

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“As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. Cast your cares on the Lord and...
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Pray For Each Other

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“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” -James 5:16
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Do Not Be Anxious

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”Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts...
Series: Wisdom Resolution

Resolve To Revolve

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I had brunch on Sunday with a bunch of girlfriends. We talked, we laughed, we told each other hilarious stories. At one point during our brunch the conversation turned to...
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Respect Your Leaders

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“Fear God, dear child—respect your leaders; don’t be defiant or mutinous. Without warning your life can turn upside down, and who knows how or when it might happen?” Proverbs 24:21-22 I’m...
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Turtle Power

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Every night I read to my boys. Sometimes we read Dr. Seuss. Sometimes we read Pete the Cat. Sometimes we read Robert Munsch. And sometimes I make up my own...
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Heart-To-Heart

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“Don’t laugh when your enemy falls; don’t crow over his collapse. God might see, and become very provoked, and then take pity on his plight.” Proverbs 24:17-18 Generally my boys are...
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Rise Again

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“Don’t interfere with good people’s lives; don’t try to get the best of them. No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don’t stay down long; Soon...
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Pass The Honey, Honey

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I watched a documentary last week about a tribe living deep in the African jungles and who solely live off the land. The show was documenting how these people survive, struggle...
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Tap Confrontation On The Shoulder

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“Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you...
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Mic Drop

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“If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.” Talk about a mic drop. I think of persecuted Christians in other parts...
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Incubating His Word

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“The person who’s always cooking up some evil soon gets a reputation as prince of rogues. Fools incubate sin; cynics desecrate beauty.” -Proverbs 24:8-9 I don’t know about you, but...
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I Don’t Know

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“Wise conversation is way over the head of fools; in a serious discussion they haven’t a clue.” Proverbs 24:7 In the last few weeks I’ve been in a variety of conversations...
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Backwards Economy

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“It’s better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day. Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel.” This is how...
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Heart Is Where The Home Is

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“It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; it takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.” Proverbs...
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Peacefully Disturb

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“Don’t envy bad people; don’t even want to be around them. All they think about is causing a disturbance; all they talk about is making trouble.” Proverbs 24:1-2 It’s easy...
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I’ll Drink To That

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“Who are the people who are always crying the blues? Who do you know who reeks of self-pity? Who keeps getting beat up for no reason at all? Whose eyes...
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Full Attention

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“Dear child, I want your full attention; please do what I show you. A whore is a bottomless pit; a loose woman can get you in deep trouble fast. She’ll...
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Smart Or Wise

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“Listen with respect to the father who raised you, and when your mother grows old, don’t neglect her. Buy truth—don’t sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education,...
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Never Take Off The Backpack

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“Oh listen, dear child—become wise; point your life in the right direction. Don’t drink too much wine and get drunk; don’t eat too much food and get fat. Drunks and...
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Bank On Hope

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The pressure is real. Everyday we face competition – to be the best, act the best, look the best, have the best, accomplish more, and make it look like easy...
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Stand Back Up

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“Dear child, if you become wise, I’ll be one happy parent. My heart will dance and sing to the tuneful truth you’ll speak.” Proverbs 23:15-16 A couple of months ago I...
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To.Correct.Your.

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“Don’t be afraid to correct your young ones; a spanking won’t kill them. A good spanking, in fact, might save them from something worse than death.” Proverbs 23:13-14 There are...
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Open Your Ears

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“Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge.” I’m a part of a book club where I’m the youngest person by 40 years. Yes you heard that...
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No Boundaries

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“Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines or cheat orphans out of their property, For they have a powerful Advocate who will go to bat for them.” There’s a concept floating...
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Talking Sense To Fools

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Foolish people don’t sit around and think they’re foolish. Unaware people don’t think they’re unaware. Stupid people think it’s everybody else who are the stupid ones. As Eleanor Roosevelt puts...
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The Goodness Of Our Hearts

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“Don’t accept a meal from a tightwad; don’t expect anything special. He’ll be as stingy with you as he is with himself; he’ll say, “Eat! Drink!” but won’t mean a...
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Rich Towards God

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I grew up in an oil town called Fort McMurray. For my American readers, Fort McMurray is located way up north in the province of Alberta, which is located on...
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Manner Your Mind

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”When you go out to dinner with an influential person, mind your manners: Don’t gobble your food, don’t talk with your mouth full. And don’t stuff yourself; bridle your appetite.”...
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Don’t Take A Backseat To Learning

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“Observe people who are good at their work—skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone.” Proverbs 22:29 At first glance this scripture could...
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Don’t Move The Boundary Lines

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“Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines staked out long ago by your ancestors.” Proverbs 22:28 I realize this passage of scripture is detailing property divides where in ancient times...
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Kicking Bombs Down The Road

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“Don’t gamble on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hocking your house against a lucky chance. The time will come when you have to pay up;...
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Tell Me About Your Friends

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I once had coffee with a mentor who told me this statement in conversation: tell me about your five closest friends and I’ll tell you who you become. If you...
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Don’t Walk On The Poor

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“Don’t walk on the poor just because they’re poor, and don’t use your position to crush the weak, because God will come to their defense; the life you took, he’ll...
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Wisdom Resolution

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I’ve been challenged by something a friend said to me over dinner a couple of months ago. She and I were discussing parenting and how much wisdom one needs in...
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Take A Load Off

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It’s Monday. The start of a brand new week. A great time to be reminded of who Christ says you are. May this reminder put all other responsibilities you have...