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Air Out Your Soul – Things to Consider Before Taking Revenge

Has anyone ever done something that left you with ragged wounds? I’m talking about the drop you to your knees, impossible to comprehend damage that makes you wonder if you’ll ever recover – even with God’s help? I’ve been there – more than I’d like

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Do I Have to Forgive to be Forgiven?

  Receiving forgiveness is incredible, overwhelming, freeing . . . like refreshing water soaking into the crusty, cracked ground of an aching soul. But granting forgiveness . . . tough, brutal, near impossible for some. We gladly receive it, but struggle to give it. Jesus said,

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Mercy Without Excuses

  One day my youngest son said to me, “Mom, how can people who don’t know God, know that God is good – unless God’s people are good to them?” Profound. I love how God speaks directly to my heart through my children. He’s so

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Forgiveness and Making Your Heart a “Manger” for Christ

Hello friends. This might be a difficult post for some of you. If you’ve been the victim of a crime in the past, please know that I care about the damage it’s caused in your life. If this post is hard for you to read,

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Finding Freedom in Forgiveness

Are you stuck in a place of bitterness? Have you been deeply wounded? Are you angry at those who have hurt you? If you are, I want to encourage you today with a message of “forgiveness” and the incredible transformation it can bring to our lives. In 1983,

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Why it’s Okay to Release Your Guilt

      South Africa by: Lisa at The Warming House Have you done anything you regret? Are there times when you wish you could turn back the clock and have a do-over? Do you agonize over things in your past – people you’ve hurt,

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How Do You See?

The Warming House Hi friend. Glad you’re here. If you’ve visited The Warming House before, you know by now that God has emblazoned the message of compassion across my heart. Actually, he’s etched it in the depths. One of my purposes is to encourage people to

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Lift Your Eyes

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=991499003/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/ (You’ll need to turn down – or turn off – the music on my playlist at the bottom of this post in order to hear this clearly.) My friend, know without a doubt that YOU have already won God’s heart. Yes, you have – and

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How One Church Responded to a Church Robbery

  Years ago, our pastor made a shocking announcement in church. He told us that someone had broken into the church office and stolen the previous week’s offering. I can remember just sitting there stunned. Church robbery was unacceptable. Anger swelled up inside of me.

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Finding God in Joplin

  What do you see in this line of letters? GODISNOWHERE   Did you see “God is nowhere?” Or did you pick up on the words “God is now here?”   It’s really a matter of perspective isn’t it? Perspective is especially important when it

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