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Deny Self
Deny Self

Discuss and share God’s love with others: Join our daily online chat room discussions   Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) What does it mean to deny myself? The primary thing that springs to mind […]

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Deny Self
Deny Self

Do you struggle with denying yourself? Do you need to talk to one of our mentors? Join us for our Daily Devotional Chat today in our Women’s Chatroom at 10:30am EST. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” […]

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It’s All About…Me? Part 1
It’s All About…Me? Part 1

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20) We live in a society embroiled in self – self-fulfillment, self-realization, self-help, self-sufficiency, […]

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Three Words To Ditch in 2013
Three Words To Ditch in 2013

There are three words I need to get rid of.  I’m trying to delete them from my vocabulary.  I want to cross them out.  They’re toxic so I am doing my best to erase them from my thinking. As I’ve journeyed toward becoming a healthier person I’ve realized that these three words are poisonous to […]

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Embracing my Depression
Embracing my Depression

Depression is much more common that I expected. I remember being at a Men’s Breakfast at my church, and five out of the six men at my table admitted to going through depression. But it is rarely talked about. I tried many things to get rid of the depression – sleeping, fasting and prayer, talking […]

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What Would You Like To Do Today?
What Would You Like To Do Today?

A recent issue of O, The Oprah Magazine featured a quiz that used a pie chart to plot how you spend your day.  The quiz was in two parts. Part one plotted what you actually do now and part two was a list of things you love doing. The last part of the task involved […]

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How It Feels To Be Free
How It Feels To Be Free

I am in the process of buying my very first home. I’ve rented for 12 years and finally – amazingly – it’s time. The offer has been made and accepted and if the home inspection passes they’re going to give me the keys. The last two places I’ve lived in I’ve had to move out […]

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Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror
Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror

I lost my dad to suicide at the age of five. Shortly after that a family member started sexually abusing me. Several years later I lost my step dad to a horrible fire that destroyed our home. We were left with nothing except for haunting memories.  Later, I turned to drinking to ease the pain that tormented me day […]

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Got Change?
Got Change?

April 12th, 2009 forced a change in my life. I remember making my way across the darkened parking lot and slipping in behind the wheel of my car in silence. Rain slipped down the windshield and I opened the window ever so slightly, hoping that the chilled air would remind me to breathe.  For 10 […]

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Female Beauty Matters
Female Beauty Matters

Recently, several bloggers tackled a highly sensitive and debated topic— the need for women to attend to their beauty and appearance. I published a post, extracted from my  Girls Gone Wise book, which examined some Scriptural directives for women on what and what not to wear. I came under fire for focusing on such mundane matters rather than […]

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