Category Archives: Spiritual transformation

6 step detox plan for a painful past

A disrupted or dysfunctional 18-year factor can badly distort your self-perception and damage future relationships. God calls us to sober (and humble) judgment in how we view ourselves. Continue reading

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Always pray and never give up

Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do. Continue reading

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Living fully between already and not yet

Gospel-based living must be understood in the context of “Already (In between) and Not yet.”  This way of seeing things will protect us from perplexing misunderstandings corrected by the apostle Paul in Romans 5-8. The three parts (Already, In between and … Continue reading

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God is an active presence during our suffering

God is an active presence in the midst of trouble, hardship and suffering. Continue reading

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Fill me with joy in your presence

God’s kingdom is always ready to challenge the desires that preoccupy everyone (Matthew 6:32). God is always calling us away from lesser desires to draw us to more noble and lasting passions. Continue reading

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Grace and Responsibility

“Mercy is not effectively received unless it is shown, for God’s mercy transforms. If God’s mercy does not take root in the heart, it is not experienced. Forgiveness not shown is forgiveness not known.” Continue reading

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Nothing wasted

After each of the following Scriptures, make a list of the purposes accomplished through suffering. Then talk to God about what you learned. Continue reading

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