Tag Archives: Your relationship with God

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On Valentine’s Day, He Says, “Be Mine”

Besides the miniature heart-shaped candies with the term “Be Mine”, you have probably seen countless items emblazoned with that sentiment. There may even be diamonds and rubies along a gargantuan mass of cards and flowers handed out today, as a demonstration of love. On Valentine’s Day many people are looking for the invitation to “be […]

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Making a List and Checking it Twice, Planning for a Better Year

  As we come to the end of 2016 it is wise to take some time to reflect. We probably have as many if not more concerns than we had last year at this time. I am making a list and checking it twice; over the next several days! My list has nothing to do […]

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Bitterness

What leaves a bitter taste in your mouth? Dental or gum problems, dehydration, medication or various other things can cause a bitterness in the mouth. When we hold negative feelings and emotions we harbor bitterness in our hearts that is distasteful to God. It undermines our relationship with Him. Eradicate the bitterness. Deadly Bitterness According […]

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Confession is Good for the Soul

We have probably all heard the axiom, “Confession is good for the soul”. However, as an accepted truism what does it really mean? Understanding what we believe is vital to living our best life. Getting to the core of our beliefs gives us powerful awareness. If indeed we have a choice why not make the […]

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Mental Assent

Mental assent, sounds rather lofty, right? Perhaps a higher state of mind. Maybe a way of taking the “high road”. Something to aspire to, and stretch to achieve. Words have always been very important to me. Words represent our thoughts, ideas, emotions, feelings, and lead to actions (or in some cases inaction). Contrary to how […]