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Greater Is He ...

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Authored by Steve Hearts

As saved believers in Jesus, we are not meant to fear the enemy of our souls. First John 4:4 clearly states, “Greater is he that is in you [Jesus], than he [the Devil] that is in the world.”1 At the same time, Paul wisely suggests that we should not be “unaware of his schemes.”2

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When Anger Strikes

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MariaD

Authored by Mara Hodler

You’ve probably heard a few of these expressions:

I’m so angry I could spit nails!
He’s so angry, he’s breathing fire!
She’s so angry, she could … !
I’ve had it up to here with … !

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Spiritual Weightlifting

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Authored by Steve Hearts

One of my favorite forms of exercise is weightlifting. I’m no bodybuilder; I just do it to stay toned and keep in shape. I also find it interesting how akin weightlifting can be to our spiritual growth.

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The Road You’re On Trumps Intention

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MariaD

Authored by Mara Hodler

About 13 years ago, my husband, Sam, and I had to make a trip from Calgary, Alberta, to the not-so-beckoning town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. We loaded up our old truck for the move and headed off. We had planned for this move pretty well. Everything was neatly packed and sorted. We had mapped our

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Being “Instant”

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Authored by Steve Hearts

There are many natural human tendencies that are easy to fall into, yet end up being hazardous in some way. One of these is the tendency to procrastinate—to put things off, telling ourselves that we’ll get to them “later” or “tomorrow.” We could come up with plenty of justifiable excuses for our procrastination. Our schedules are too busy, our obligations are demanding, we don’t have enough energy, to name a few.

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Our Spiritual Armor

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Authored by Steve Hearts

In Ephesians 6:10–18, Paul teaches us a detailed lesson about the “armor of God” and how we are to put it on. As a child, I committed these scriptures to memory. The Holy Spirit, ever faithful to “guide [us] into all truth,”1 has recently shown me about how I can apply these scriptures to the practical day-to-day. This has strengthened me spiritually.

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Staying Power

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MariaD

Authored by Mara Hodler

I use workout videos a lot. (Okay, it’s more truthful to say that if I work out, I use a workout video.) I am especially fond of the workouts that have a countdown bar on the side, so I know exactly how many seconds of the exercise I have left and how long I have left in the workout overall. There’s just something

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A Wick, a Faucet, and a Chess Piece

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Tina

Authored by Tina Kapp

Some years ago, I made a trip to Paidha, Uganda, to teach Bible classes to a group of students. I took along some Christian books and articles I wanted to use in my classes, with plans to give a class on the theme of letting God work through us. A topic very dear to my heart, as I find it encouraging when

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Unlike an Octopus on Roller Skates

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Chris

Authored by Chris Cedar (a guest contribution)

What do a record-breaking tightrope-walker, a martial arts expert, and a successful businessman have in common?

They have learned self-discipline. In each aspect of their profession, discipline is the key.—In allocating time to practice, honing their skills, and in some cases giving up things in their

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Quick and Easy?

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Marie

Authored by Marie Story

Over a year ago, I moved to my current location where I needed to get my visa sorted out. It seemed straightforward and uncomplicated. Still, I worried.

I prayed, “Lord, make this all go quick and easy.”

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A Piece of Peace

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Michelle

Authored by Michele Roys (a guest contribution)

Have you ever had one of those days where it seemed like the world was against you, and where it looked like everything that could go wrong, went wrong? It was February 29, a day that, as you know, only comes every four years. Looking at a list of things that had fallen on my schedule for that day, it seemed as though the day had been waiting—no, more like scheming—for

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More Where That Came From

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Tomoko

Authored by T.M.

Money was scarce when I was growing up. I never lacked for anything vital, but I never had so much that I could casually give something away without feeling a pinch.

Once, when I was 17, a homeless person approached me and asked me for some money. From a very young age my

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Martha Gets a Makeover

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Olivia

Authored by Olivia Bauer (a guest contribution)

Have you ever felt unfairly characterized by others? Perhaps you’ve been in a situation where someone interacts with you on the basis of what they think they “know” about you (meaning, what they’ve heard about you here and there), without knowing or understanding the real you—maybe without having ever met

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Of Blind Men and Elephants, part 2

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Deepa

Authored by Deepa Daniels

In my last podcast I talked about tolerance and what it generally means when it comes to our interactions with others. In this podcast I’m going to talk about tolerance specifically toward those from other cultures.

John Piper, in his book A Sweet and Bitter Providence, wrote:

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Of Blind Men and Elephants, part 1

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Deepa

Authored by Deepa Daniels

Tolerance toward people is about respecting them and treating them decently and fairly regardless of their nationality, culture, race, religion, belief system, lifestyle, gender, or any other factor.

A few years ago I met a young Hare Krishna devotee who was

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Baking Prayers

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Marie

Authored by Marie Story

It seems to me that prayer often works a lot like baking a loaf of bread: You’ve got to mix the ingredients, knead the dough, proof the dough, then bake the finished loaf. Maybe this whole idea sounds silly, but let me explain.

Step one: mix the ingredients. When baking bread, you can’t just

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Be Yourself

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Ado

Authored by Dan Roselle

Be yourself! Has anyone given you that piece of advice before? It’s counsel that definitely applies to friendships.

When you meet someone new, especially someone who attracts your interest, you probably want to put your best foot forward. That’s natural. Or maybe you’ve casually known someone for a

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