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Secure in Insecurity

God began dealing with me on insecurity many years ago.  It has certainly been a process, one that I'm sure will be ongoing in my daily walk.  For the longest time, I believed that these feelings were based on statements such as "I'm not" or "I don't".  Little did I know that the root of insecurity had nothing to do with what I possess or how I look.  The heart of the matter stemmed back much further to the ideas and beliefs I had about God.  And when He shined His light on those dark and...

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Blessed Assurance

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"And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.  So we will not be afraid of the day of judgement, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.  Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.  If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love."                             1 John 4:17-18 (NLT) I can vividly remember as a child...

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Outside the Camp

"Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;  Keep watch over the door of my lips."  Psalm 141:3.  This verse is short and to the point, but it can be one of the toughest obstacles for us to overcome.  The power of life and death are in the tongue and what we choose to speak is more critical than we realize.  Too many times, we do the devil's work by simply opening our mouths.  And though it can be tough to admit, I myself have fallen victim and had to retract my words on more than...

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Love is in the Details

I can hardly believe that December is here and we are in the full swing of the Christmas season.  It feels as though just yesterday we were enjoying summer break and the warm weather.  But I am not complaining in the slightest, for this is my favorite time of the year.  I love everything about it.  From boots and jackets to decorating and baking; there is a warm feeling in the air, that doesn't quit compare to the other days of the year.  Some say its the "magic" of Christmas.  But I would argue a deeper...

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