Category Archives: 18 Year factor

Dealing with anxiety

Anxiety distorts our ability to focus on God and to experience His protective shield of His peace. Continue reading

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The dignity of human beings

About the urgent challenge to tell people who they are, to enlighten them about their identity, that is, to teach without compromise the full biblical doctrine of our human being – its depravity, yes, but also its dignity. Continue reading

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My father always told me I was stupid (Nora’s story)

Abuse casts a long shadow over a person’s life. Despite the good intentions of those who tried to encourage Nora, they didn’t realize that her receptor for words of encouragement was far too damaged for her to benefit from compliments. Continue reading

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What does Scripture say about wisdom?

Wisdom based in the fear of God keeps the shrewdness of proverbs from slipping into mere self-interest, the perplexity of Job from mutiny, and the disillusion of Ecclesiastes from final despair. Continue reading

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Recovering Addicts

When Jesus asked a strange question… This post is meant to encourage thought and discussion among those who battle addictions and those who help with recovery. Continue reading

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God’s solution for destructive relationships

Is there a spiritual solution to destructive relationships? Continue reading

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Son of a prostitute

The layers of hurt, trauma, and pain are set in motion long before Jephthah had any control over his life. Continue reading

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Great leaders battle depression

Should the power of depression be more than ordinary, think not that all is over with your usefulness. Continue reading

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Victimhood, vindictiveness, and vengeance

Encouraging them to see things differently is not easy when these emotions become a grid through which they read life and other people. Continue reading

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Did you experience verbal abuse as a child?

The results of this kind of childhood abuse are difficult to dislodge from a person’s life. They are cemented to a reactionary and wrongful kind of pride used to coverup deep-seated insecurities. Continue reading

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