Tag Archives: James

Put Off the Flesh

Tips on Putting Off the Flesh: 1. Renew your mind often in the Word of God. It’s your only offensive weapon and life compass (Rom. 12:2, Eph. 4:23). 2. Put on the new nature. It’s who you are (2 Cor. … Continue reading

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The Space Between Emotion and Action

Emotions are the voice of the spirit. They are morally neutral. Regardless of what we’ve been taught, every feeling is allowed and accepted by God (Heb 4:15, Eccl. 3:1-10). Jesus embraces our humanity (Heb. 4:16). God is not surprised by … Continue reading

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James 5:16 for Healing

 Therefore confess your sins to one other and pray for one other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 James 5:16 is one of the most important, overlooked and underutilized … Continue reading

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Cycle of Double-mindedness

The illustration below from our homeschooling years shows one aspect of the cycle of double mindedness. Defining herself by her feelings and circumstances, the girl believes that she is somehow no longer the new creation that God says she is (2 … Continue reading

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Double minded Illustration

The illustration below from our homeschooling years shows the mindset of many Christians. To the far left is “single-minded unbelief” which rejects God’s sacrifice for mankind. To the far right is “single-minded belief,” which fully accepts God’s sacrifice (Rom. 8:3 … Continue reading

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What About Me?

YOUTUBE When facing a problem, what is your mindset? ~Maybe your family is struggling with disrespectful teens. ~Maybe you and a co-worker cannot seem to cooperate on a project you’ve been assigned. ~Maybe your neighborhood association is not giving you … Continue reading

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Blessings

Do you remember the hymn, Count Your Blessings? Well, now is the time in history for us all to intentionally count and remember our blessings. Each and every one. Such acknowledgment helps us to be mindful of living in a spirit … Continue reading

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Being Alone

So many people fear being alone. A moderate fear of being alone is healthy because we are wired and intended by God to be in relationship with others. However, when our fear of being alone is severe then we might struggle to enforce healthy boundaries in relationships. … Continue reading

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Discovery

My dad, what a gentleman! So generous and thoughtful, he gave me for my birthday last year a silver watch from Switzerland. It holds an opal face with Roman numerals. He knew he could trust me with it because he knows me … Continue reading

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The Mirror (Part 2)

Up the steep driveway and into the garage she pulled the car. Shifting into Park she turned off the ignition. She removed her glasses and sighed in exhaustion pressing above her head the automatic garage door button. The rumbling of its closing harassed … Continue reading

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First John 1:9–A Sinner’s Bar of Soap?

1 John 1:9 is a verse often misunderstood because the chapter of First John 1 is usually read in a superficial manner. As such, occasionally I have heard this verse mistakenly called the believer’s bar of soap. I believed this teaching years ago when … Continue reading

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The Tongue

Extending Down the throat Rooted in the heart It dwells Unseen and unruly Every word Each utterance Individual phrase Particular sentence Selected To send words a flight To hold them at bay To discern timing To lift in prayer Decided … Continue reading

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